Welcome to Bécal


In April the Fiesta de Flor del Jipi is celebrated with dancing and bullfights.

To find out where jipijapas are crafted and sold in town, hail a bicycle taxi on Bécal’s plaza and ask the rider for his recommendation. You'll likely be approached by a young guide (perhaps on a bicycle) – some who work on donation. A half-block from the plaza, on the road into town, is Artesania Becaleña, one of several shops where you can check out some hats.


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$69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Campeche City and Becal Town Full-Day Tour from Merida

You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida and transferred to the small village of Becal, located just at the border of Yucatan and Campeche states. Visit 17-century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument. Learn about the process of making Panama hats from Jipi-japa fiber, watch a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves for several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.From Becal you will continue your tour to Campeche, the ancient walled city, located at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and, once a fortress against the pirates' attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest 17-century fortress of Campeche, now converted into Mayan Archaeological Museum. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a local lunch. After lunch you will have free time to explore on your own, walk and take pictures of the cathedral and old city gates Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.

$74 Day Trips & Excursions

Becal & Campeche from Mérida, Yucatán

You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida at 08:00 hrs, and transferred to the small village of Becal, located just at the border of Yucatan and Campeche states. Visit 17-century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument. Learn about the process of making Panama hats from Jipi-japa fiber, watch a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves for several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.From Becal you will continue your tour to Campeche, the ancient walled city, located at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and, once a fortress against the pirates' attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest 17-century fortress of Campeche, now converted into Mayan Archaeological Museum. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a local lunch. After lunch you will have free time to explore on your own, walk and take pictures of the cathedral and old city gates Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.

$50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour to Campeche city from Merida

Enjoy this trip accompanied by your expert guide. In route to Campeche, we start by visiting a typical mexican town: Becal, where you will learn the technique and process of making a jipi hat by our local artisans.  We continue to explore the fortified city of Campeche, with its beautiful and colorful facades at downtown and the cathedral, the boulevard and the fort of San Miguel.  After a lunch time, where you can try the dishes of the local cuisine, you will have time for personal shopping and walk the streets at downtown. Finally, you will return at the afternoon your hotel.