Jalapa Enríquez Travel Guide

  • Xalapa neighborhood streets
    Xalapa neighborhood streets
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  • Xalapa Cathedral at night
    Xalapa Cathedral at night
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  • Bar Street off of Primo Verdad
    Bar Street off of Primo Verdad
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Jalapa Enríquez Things to Do

  • Xalapa Cathedral

    As with any Mexican city, there is no shortage of churches in Xalapa. But the principle one would Xalapa Cathedral was built in 1641, which in itself gives evidence to the age of the town and the standing Christian cultures. The church is quite large and has an impressive bell tower. In the 1700's it was remodeled, resulting in a mix of Baroque and...

  • Iglesia de San Jose

    The second most impressive church in my opinion is the Iglesia de San Jose. Originally built in 1535, it has seen a couple restorations over the years.It is noticeably smaller than the main Cathedral, but its non-symmetric construction and bright colors are catching from the outside. The interior is quite stunning also.

  • Museo de le Antropologia de Jalapa,...

    The Museum of Anthropology in Jalapa in Veracruz is for sure one of the Must-See-Museums in Mexico. It presents almost 30 centuries of art and history. It guards the most-important collection of pre-Columbian works produced by the groups who have been living in the state.The museum is a dependency of the Universidad Veracruzana, which gives it a...

  • Museum of Anthropology

    If you`ve got a fair amount of time in Xalapa, you should definitely check out the Museo de Antropología which resides in Xalapa. The museum is home to a very impressive collection of giant Olmec heads, Olmec sculptures and pottery and ancient indigenous utensils, art, etc.I am not normally impressed by museums and only went because I needed...

  • Xalapa on Foot: parks, university,...

    There is nothing better then walking around town on a pleasant afternoon. I started on Plaza Juarez, watching the students get out of their classes. Xalapa is a University town per se as it has a large student population. From there, I walked downtown through "Callejon Diamante" and took a nice picture of "Callejon de Jesus te Ampare."

  • Museo de Antropologia en Xalapa

    The impressive Museo de Antropologia en Xalapa has a variety of important Meso-American archeological artifacts. It gave me an insight into the cultures present in Veracruz as well as the past civilizations, specially the Olmecs. There are daily tours of this facility at 11:30, except on Mondays!


Jalapa Enríquez Restaurants

  • Steaks, sandwiches and more

    While trying to find the address for this restaurant, I learned that there are a couple in town, but this one is the only one in the central downtown area. The restaurant is a casual place, with large tables, able to suit any size group. There are a number of flat screen televisions playing the sports games of the day (but without any sound). The...

  • Good variety of homemade Italian

    Visiting some local Mexican friends, they recommend Postodoro. It was an excellent recommendation. The restaurant was full of locals, who all came there with regularity.There is a small courtyard in the middle of the building with outdoor seating. In good weather, those go quickly so you may have to wait a while if you don't have a reservation....

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Jalapa Enríquez Nightlife

  • Bar Street

    Xalapa has a pretty healthy nightlife. With my local friends, we bar hopped all over the town. There are too many places to name and keep track of.But one place that we kept circling back around to was the little alleyway off of Primo Verdad. The locals may have a name for this little corridor, but I'm not sure what it is.On this small street,...

  • Cheap movie theater - Double feature!

    This is a great cheap theater where you can go and see two movies for only 12.00 pesos (USD$ 1.20) per person. Just make sure you check the time ahead of time, because there are usually just two set showings per day of both movies.The only real downside to this theater is that the movie stops in the middle for them to change the reel; but it's a...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Jalapa Enríquez Transportation

  • Getting Around In The City

    For buses from the camionera to the city center, follow the signs to the taxi stand, then continue downhill to the big road, Av 20 de Noviembre. Turn right to the bus stop, from where any of the 'camiones' marked 'Centro' will take you within a short walk of Parque Juárez.To get back to the CAXA, take a 'Caxa'-bus east along Zaragoza.

  • Getting to Jalapa

    Jalapa is an inland transportation hub, and so it offers excellent connections throughout the state.Its bus station (CAXA) is modern and well-organized and served by UNO, ADO GL and a lot more companies.A trip to the TAPO of Mexico City takes you about 5 hoursand costs you like 16 USD by ADO.You pay about 9 USD to reach the city of Puebla in 3...

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Jalapa Enríquez Shopping

  • Antiques and Miscellaneous

    The well established Mercado de San Jose has long been a trading place for merchants. The tradition still continues today. Even if you don't want to buy anything, it may be worth it just to walk through and take a look. Inside there are artisans selling their crafts, antiques, furniture, and just about anything.

  • Nothing special.

    To be realistic, as much as I love Xalapa, it really isn`t a great shopping location. Being an authentic Mexican city and not a real tourist site, there`s not a big emphasis on shopping. The only location that I can think of where there's any real shopping going on (in the tourist sense) is Calle Diamante. It should be pretty easy to locate,...

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Jalapa Enríquez Off The Beaten Path

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    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

    Try to make some room for a visit to the Waterfalls at Texolo. This waterfall has been used on scenes of several famous movies such as 'Collateral Damage, Romancing the Stones, and Clear and Present Danger'.

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