(Cj writes) I’m very glad that we’re doing this trip the ‘wrong’ way around, because the Mayan sites are just getting better and better as we progress.Tikal, for example, was monumental - but heavily restored - ruins. Impressive, but not engaging. Uxmal (‘Ooshmal’) and Campeche have had the most marvellous carvings - almost all original (although they’ve had to be restored to their proper positions) - very crisp detail, and giving you (ie me) a real sense of how these cities really looked.
Sc adds......Campeche itself is a old colonia town with some good architecture. We enjoyed a city sigheeing tour and did our own thing in the enening (instead of eating with the tour group). Had a decent meal with a great view on a balcony overlooking the main square.