Bay of Campeche Map

Bay of Campeche

The Bay of Campeche is part of the Gulf of Mexico and lies in-between the Mexican states of Campeche, which it is named after; Tabasco and Veracruz. The bay covers an area of around 16,000 km2 and has a maximum depth of 55 m. The bay is home to the Cantarell Complex, a gigantic offshore oil field. It used to be the second most productive oil field in the world but has since gone into a steep decline. The waters of the bay tend to heat up in June and July, making the Bay of Campeche one of the breeding grounds for tropical storms.