COSCOMATEPEC
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A DREAM PLACE FOR MOUNTAINEERING LOVERS

It is located in the region of the High Mountains, between two large canyons, the Jampa River to the north and the Atoyac River to the south, near the cities of Córdoba, Orizaba, and Huatusco, at the foot of the Citlaltépetl or Pico de Orizaba.

It is a colorful town where history, culture, and tradition come together. Its atmosphere is peaceful, filled with the scents of bread, mountains, and rain that can be sensed along its steep streets.

One of its most deeply rooted traditions is the Dance of the Santiagos, a representation of the battle between Moors and Christians.

It is located 39 km (one hour) from Orizaba, 108 km (two hours and fifteen minutes) from Xalapa, and 301 km (four hours and forty-five minutes) from Mexico City.

Coscomatepec

What to See in Coscomatepec

Tourist Attractions of Coscomatepec

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

Here, the Constitution Park is located, with a beautiful gazebo, and it is also the meeting place of the town. From here, you can start your tour through the cobbled streets of the picturesque town.

Right in front of the park, you will find the Portales Leonardo Bravo, where you can taste delicious local sweets and excellent coffee.

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista (Church)

Located in the Main Square, it is a 17th-century construction that houses one of the three Agony Christs found in the world.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

It features a neoclassical style and impressive murals that depict the history of the town.

Tetlalpan Museum

If you want to learn about the history of the early settlers, you can visit this museum, which offers an exhibition of over three thousand old photographs of Coscomatepec, as well as a collection of archaeological pieces from the Olmec, Totonac, and Teotihuacan cultures.

Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Iglesia de Ixtayucan (Church)

It is one of the representative buildings of the town and was built in the 16th century.

Puente del Virrey (Viceroy's Bridge)

Built in 1800 for the viceroy Iturrigaray to pass on his way to the Port of Veracruz. At this point, you will surely feel like you traveled back in time.

Talleres de puros (Cigar Workshops)

Do not miss visiting the workshops where cigars are made, and you will get to know the secrets of the artisanal production of this traditional product.

 

What to Do in Coscomatepec

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN COSCOMATEPEC

Visit Enchanted Forest

Explore the Las Cañadas Ecological Reserve

Visit the Tenexamaxa Waterfalls

Be amazed by the Pico de Orizaba

The surroundings of the town are full of beautiful landscapes, but the dominant one is the Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltépetl, with an altitude of over 5,600 meters above sea level. Coscomatepec is precisely the main access point to this colossus to approach it from its northern face.

Its trails are ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

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