Veracruz must see activities
Tajin and Papantla Veracruz
Tajin and Papantla
Come and discovery while you explore, the gorgeous Pre-Hispanic city of El Tajin
Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Adventure Veracruz
Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Adventure
This is one of the most popular attractions in Veracruz, with a lot of fun and an array of natural spots for exploring
Explore Cempoala, Quiahuiztlan and La Antigua Veracruz
Explore Cempoala, La Antigua & Quiahuiztlan
This archeological site features several parks and fortress of historic interest as well as areas where colonization battles were carried out
Rafting: An Exciting Experience Veracruz
Rafting: An Exciting     Experience
Let your adrenaline flow and live this exciting team work expe- rience, with a lot of fun and skill



A remarkably exciting destination, Veracruz is located in Mexico’s eastern region along the Gulf coast. It has a mainland area of 72,815 square kilometers (28,114 sq mi) borders the states of Tamaulipas to the north, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, Tabasco to the southeast, Puebla, Hidalgo, and San Luis Potosi to the west, and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. Includes several islands totaling another 58 square kilometers (22.4 sq mi).

Throughout most of the state of Veracruz, the climate is tropical, hot and humid. Although at the foothills of the mountains the climate is cool and humid, only in the mountain regions the climate becomes cold. Veracruz has an impressive natural scenery and also picturesque cities and towns that have preserved their local architecture that overflows with history.

The Flying Men of Papantla The city of Veracruz, an important port and commercial center, lies on the approximate center of the long fertile crescent that captures the Gulf of Mexico. Is a modern oversea harbor with many monuments to show to the visitors its colorful history. Veracruz is specially abuzz during Carnival season. People’s enthusiasm towards life reflects in dancing couples, abundant music, and ebullient street activity. In the city’s plazas, known for their beautiful gardens, you can watch couples dance to the rhythm of danzon, an experience that will take you back to another era. At the Port of Veracruz, located at the city’s shoreline, you can find Fort San Juan de Ulua built during the 16th and 17th centuries to protect the port from pirate attacks.

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Cathedral of Veracruz
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Monkey Island Catemaco Veracruz
Veracruz: Overflows with History
Xalapa, the state capital of Veracruz, is located in a mountain zone. This city is known for its eclectic architectural offering, has a blend of Neoclassic, Morish and Neogothic styles, as you’ll see in such buildings as Palacio de Gobierno, the Palacio Municipal and the Cathedral. Its wonderful Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage, Xalapa hosts important artistic and cultural events, such as the International Jazz Festival and the June Music Festival, which is organized by the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra.

Veracruz’s geographic location and wonderful climate make it the ideal destination to do all kinds of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, rafting, horseback riding and exciting rappelling outings with experienced guides. Pico de Orizaba National Park covers 19,750 hectares (48,782 acres) and has the highest mountain in Mexico. At the town of Catemaco you can take boat rides across the lagoon to the Isla de los Monos, famous for its howler monkey population. The reef system Sistema Arrecifal Veracruz, is one of Mexico’s most important marine parks due to it’s abundant coral formations. Along the coast you can visit the Costa Esmeralda, a 50 km (31 mi) beach strip north of the Port of Veracruz. Finally, if you wish to make your way through history you can explore some archeological zones like El Tajin, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan.

Pico de Orizaba National Park Veracruz
Fort San Juan de Ulua Veracruz
The reef system in Veracruz is one of Mexico’s most important marine parks
Veracruz is full of life:
Host to important cultural and sporting events, Veracruz is famous for the music, dancing and festive atmosphere. Among of the entertainment and sports events that take place in this wonderful destination you can find the Festival del Caribe which is performed at Boca del Rio and draws guests from various Caribbean nations, and the Torneo Sabalo de Plata, an important annual fishing tournament that takes place in May. In Veracruz you’ll find many ways to enjoy a night out in town, near the boardwalk you can dance to the music of harps and marimbas in the city’s squares. You should also have a cup of tasty coffee, Veracruz-style café con leche. The perfect place to go is Los Portales and Café La Parroquia.

The combination of its cultural heritage and amazing natural sceneries make Veracruz a perfect destination for adventurous people who seek of an unforgettable experience. Nature and history awaits you.

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