Pueblos Magicos: Visiting quaint, nature-rich Palizada is a vacation for the senses
Once a refuge for pirates, the river village Palizada in Campeche, Mexico has transformed into the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation. Palizada is frequently overlooked, and used as a stopping-off point on the way to Ciudad del Carmen. But if you pause to appreciate the peaceful town, you will be rewarded by the warmth of its locals, mouth-watering traditional food, beautiful nature and unique sunset experience.
The quaint town is bordered by the Palizada River, which flows into the Laguna de Terminos. Two statues spring up from the boardwalk: the Monumento a la Madre (Mother’s Monument) in front of the Presidencia Municipal, and a replica of the Statue of Liberty. The most cherished town symbols, however, are located in the main park. Standing tall and colorful is the San Joaquin Parish Church, which was first built over two centuries ago. A statue of Benito Juarez, who served five terms as President of Mexico from 1858 to 1872, welcomes visitors to the church.