Welcome to South Island
With white-sand beaches and mountains that drop into the sea, the south is the most pristine and picturesque part of the island. But south-island residents are engaged in the inevitable struggle between developers and preservers: the former see the potential for more tourists and big bucks; the latter fear that their piece of paradise will soon resemble the north. The balance is delicate and ever shifting – gorgeous Campeche is constantly teetering between these two extremes. For now, these towns retain their idyllic appeal. The beaches are less crowded (hot surf spots excepted) and the vibe is more laid-back than other island destinations.