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HISTORIC PORT WITH A UNIQUE MIX OF CULTURES AND FLAVORS

With a rich history and a real flair for the folklore, Veracruz is a city where many cultures have coexisted harmoniously through the centuries.

This is a place where past meets present, and tradition blends with a unique ability to enjoy all the best life has to offer. Its hospitable, warm people make visitors feel at home.

In the heart of the city, the Zócalo bustles with life. Local musical groups, marimba players, lively trios and classical guitar and harp players gather at the famous Gates of the Zócalo to the delight of visitors and locals alike. Here, you can relax and enjoy the excellent coffee, or have one of the popular seafood cocktails.

Three times a week, people of all ages gather at the square in Plaza de Armas to dance the “danzón” (a Cuban dance that has been a favorite in Veracruz for centuries), and execute the intricate steps to the sounds of the orchestra. Many retirees come here for the fun, and to show off their abilities, and take center stage, delighting the crowd.

The most important port in Mexico today will envelop you in its special atmosphere, particularly at Carnival time. The carnival festivities dating back to 1866 have been compared to Mardi Gras and are celebrated with a parade along main street. Colorful floats are followed by the “batucadas,” the groups of dancers that expertly bring to life many regional rhythms. Veracruz is famous for its delicious varied cuisine, Jarocha cuisine is a tasty synthesis of Spanish and coastal cuisine. Try the "huachinango a la veracruzana,” the seafood-stuffed fish fillet, octopus with rice, crab soup, seafood soup, and the popular corn tamales with pork. Many of these dishes are served with the delicious “arroz a la tumbada,” a rice specialty. And don’t forget the traditional drinks, including “mint julep,” “toritos,” "champolas,” and, of course, the world famous “lechero.”

Tradicionalmente afamada por su riqueza y variedad, la cocina Jarocha es una sabrosa síntesis de la cocina española y la costeña, se destacan: las jaibas rellenas, guachinango a la veracruzana, sopa de mariscos, pulpos en su tinta, mojarras al mojo de ajo  y picadas, entre otros.

With average temperatures around 77ºF, afternoons are ideal for a walk on the waterfront Malecón, where you will find all sorts of handcrafts. Fly to Veracruz from Mexico City. There are several flights of approximately 55 minutes. Trains also depart regularly from Mexico City, and there is a first-class bus service. If you prefer to drive, from Mexico City you can reach Veracruz in about five hours via Highway 150, a four-lane controlled access toll highway, rated excellent by the American Automobile Association. Also, take Mexico Highway 180 from Tampico.

 

Puerto de Veracruz

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN VERACRUZ

Visit the San Juan Ulúa Fort Museum

Explore the Antigua River

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Los Portales

Must visit destinations in Veracruz

Xalapa

Los Tuxtlas

Tlacotalpan

Coatepec

Orizaba

Papantla

Enjoy a complete overview of Veracruz

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