Estado de Veracruz-Llave Things to Do

  • Catemaco's Cathedral
    Catemaco's Cathedral
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  • Museo de Arqueologia Olmeca
    Museo de Arqueologia Olmeca
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  • Xalapa Cathedral at night
    Xalapa Cathedral at night
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Estado de Veracruz-Llave Things to Do

  • San Juan de Ulua prison/fort

    This fortresses complex cannot be missed when visiting Veracruz city... This ,once a prison for most political prisoneers now is a museum, that captures all feelings of what would it like to be captive ... faccinating leyends and facts are told by guides in site, Huge dungeons, secret rooms, and piers surrounds this place that also is going thru...


    The weekends in the evening you can go to the "Zocalo" (main square) to listen the "danzoneras" and to see to dancers who have done an art of this dance.The "danzon" have 3 parts, between each of these parts, you can see the women refresh with an "abanico" (fan).The last part of the "danzon" is faster and is known like "montuno"The composers who do...

  • Drink Coffe

    The tradition is to drink coffe in "La Parroquia" the coffe with milk "lechero" but also the food is good there.

  • EL TAJÍN, a few details

    The intro gives an idea of the importance of EL TAJÍN archeological site. I'll just add a couple of Tips here to describe it more fully and with photos.EL TAJÍN is enclosed in a tropical forest in a very fertile area, perfect for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. The city was built and thrived between the 9th and 13th centuries of our era....


    Streets in LA ANTIGUA are all cobbledstoned, very sturdy and good-looking. A reminder of the Via Appia Antica in Rome. In the middle of the pueblo, there's an enclosure for a strange looking tree that looks more like an overgrown branch. I asked my cab driver (who came along while I explored La Antigua) what it was and he told me it was "La Ceiba",...


    Cardel is a town of some importance in the Central Coast area, 35 kms N of Veracruz City and 7 kms inland from the Gulf. On the coastal road between Cardel and Veracruz, a place called LA ANTIGUA makes for an interesting short stop.On Holy Friday of 1519, Cortés first threw anchor in front of today's Veracruz, precisely on Isla Sacrificios & on...

  • Botanical Garden "Francisco Javier...

    This Garden was built in 1975, during the goverment of the Lic.Rafael Hernández Ochoa and is now incharge of the Instituto de Ecología, A.C. The Botanic Garden (Jardín Botánico in spanish) was made to keep the flower silvester from around Xalapa. The Garden is divided in 3 secctions: the forest, the formal garden and the grow plant area. One if the...

  • Veracruz City

    Veracruz has seen it's face in many a movie. The historic first Spanish fortress in Mexico, the Fort of San Juan de Ulua, makes the trip to the humid city of Veracruz worthwhile. Don't forget to walk around the many plazas and enjoy your stay. Check out some more pics and tips on my Veracruz page.

  • Waterfalls at Texolo

    Does this waterfall look familiar? Well you might recognize it from the scenes in 'Romancing the Stones' and 'Clear and Present Danger.' In addition, the Waterfalls at Texolo have been used in countless of other movies, tv shows, and ads. Definitly worth a visit. Don't follow my lead though, take the beaten path down the waterfalls. I actually...

  • Xalapa

    Xalapa is often recognized as the home of the jalape?o :). Whether that is true or not, I don't know. I had my other reasons to visit this lovely town. It has a large university so it has a large student population. In addition, there are plenty of day trips near town. Check out some more pics and tips on my Jalapa Enriquez page.

  • El Tajin

    The ruins of El Tajin are definitly underated. It is often missed in the itineraries of regular travelers. I was glad I made the effort to see this gorgeous monument. Check out some more pics and tips on my El Tajin page.

  • Papantla

    Who would have thought that the first bunjee jumpers where from Mexico? I have always been amazed by this old art/ceremony. No, it's not just a stupid bunjee jump, it's an art form. I finally got to see this performed in the place where it got created, at Papantla, Veracruz. Check out some more pics and tips on my Papantla page.


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