The name of BÉCAL is possibly the Castilianization of the Mayan word BEL-KAH, that is to say “Path that leads to the people”. However, there is another version that defends the origin of Bécal from the word BEL-HA, which in Spanish means “Way of water”, since according to comments from the old settlers, there was a stream of water that crossed the center of the town, -in what is currently the subsoil of the Municipal Palace-, being stored in a small cenote.
As time went on, the water mantle was reduced until it completely disappeared, then, the name of the village becomes BEL-CAN, “Camino de culebras”.
When the Spaniards arrived in these Mayan lands, they changed the phonetic and prosodic sense of many populations, which is why BEL-CAN is transformed into Bécal, the name by which it is known today.
8:00 hrs: You will be picked up from your hotel in Mérida and transferred to the small town of Becal
From Becal, he will continue his journey through Campeche, the old walled city, located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and, once a fortress against the attacks of pirates during the colonial era.
Your first stop will be at Fort San Miguel, the largest 17th century fortress in Campeche, now converted into the Mayan Archaeological Museum.
You will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a local lunch.
You will have free time to explore on your own, walk and take pictures of the cathedral and the old gates of Puerta de Mar and Puerta de Tierra.
17:00 hrs: Return to your hotel in Merida.
* This itinerary is approximate.
Includes: Trasportation, Drive – Professional guide (Spa-Eng).
Not Included: Entrance fee, Lunch, Drinks, Tips