Escárcega is a small city in the Mexican state of Campeche, located in the central part of the state. The city serves as the administrative center for the surrounding municipality of the same name, which includes the city and its hinterland.
As of 2010, the city of Escárcega had a population of 29,477.
In 2010 the population of Escárcega municipality was 54,184. Its area is 4,569.64 km² (1,764.35 sq mi), which includes many smaller outlying communities, the largest of which is called División del Norte.
Escárcega is at the junction of Mexican Federal Highways 251 and 186 and is crossed by the railway that runs from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, to Campeche. It is a new town that grew up in the 20th century with the arrival of the railways and roads.
It is named after Francisco Escárcega, a native of Tlaxcala who fought in the Mexican Revolution and oversaw the construction of much of the rail network in the country’s southeast.
How to get there?
Buses from Campeche are $8-$25 (2:10 hours) and run a few times a day.
Taxi from Campeche $26-$31 (2:05 hours).
Buses from Chetumal are $12-$30 (3:50 hours) and run 4 times a day.
Taxi from Chetumal is $45-$60 (4 hours).
Buses from Bacalar (3:15 hours) run 5 times a day.
Buses from Villahermosa (4:05 hours) run 4 times a day.
There are a few additional buses that run just once a day.
Taxi from Villahermosa is $50-$65 (4 hours).
Bus from Ciudad del Carmen runs via Campeche for $18-$52 (6:10 hours).
Tourist Assistance + Emergency Numbers
You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.
Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.
You can also request information the email email@example.com
MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
General Information: 040 (not free)
National Emergency Service: 911
Radio Patrols: 066
Police (Emergency): 060
Civil Protection: +52(55)5683-2222
Anonymous Complaint: 089
Setravi (Transport Mobility): +52(55)5209-9913
Road Emergency: 074
Cruz Roja: 065 o +52(55)5557-5757
Firefighters: 068 o +52(55)5768-3700