Cradle of Mesoamerican cultures and privileged by the Mother Nature, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, known only as Veracruz, is a state where prosperity and abundance meet to create one of the most appealing tourist destinations in Mexico.
Located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz borders by the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi, and is without a doubt the most important commercial sea port in Mexico. Its capital, Xalapa, is also known as the Athenas of Veracruz for its varied cultural and artistic offer, making this a destination with something more than just natural beauties to offer.
Festivities like the Candelaria Day and the Veracruz Carnival are celebrated with joy and faith every year. Colorful dancers, joyful music and all kind of shows take place in the “Jarocho port” to spread the fun to the audience and visitors; gastronomy is very important to this culture, heavily based on delicious sea food with dishes like the Huachinango a la Veracruzana or the delectable Shrimp empanadas.
The natural beauties of the state, as well as its biodiversity are considered major attractions. Beaches like Costa Esmeralda, San Antolin and Boca del Rio, and waterfalls like Texolo and Teocelo, are the places that national and international tourism choose to visit annually. Besides, Veracruz stands out for having gorgeous archaeological zones like El Tajin, an area located 14 kms. from Papantla, renown for being the pre-hispanic city with the larger number of Ball Games.
Undoubtedly, the mix of nature, colonial and architectural attractions, culture and colorful sceneries make Veracruz one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Mexico. Start planning now the most fulfilling vacations and visit Veracruz, Mexico.