Veracruz Travel Guide



Plan Your Veracruz Vacation

Veracruz State is a long, slim crescent bordering the Gulf of Mexico, about five hours east of Mexico City. The port city of Veracruz is a big draw to the region and the logical jumping-off place. Although the beaches aren't quite the white-sand wonders of the Yucatán, they're cheerful and vibrant. Moreover, the state harbors pockets of colonial history, as well as some fascinating archaeological sites.


Veracruz Hotels

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Veracruz Restaurants

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Things To Do

Things To Do in Veracruz

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Veracruz Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Taking the road less traveled: Mexicans love to vacation in this state, but it's off the radar for most foreigners.... Read more

  • Veracruz Background

    Veracruz has been a hub for more than 3,000 years. The Olmec thrived here between 1,200 BC and AD 900, though there are few surviving examples... Read more

  • Happiness in a Seafood Shack

    Some of Mexico's most delicious dishes come from Veracruz. The emphasis is on pescado (fish) and mariscos (shellfish). Some of the best places... Read more

  • Night Moves

    The air is hot and humid, even though the sun has already set on the delightful port city of Veracruz. Elderly couples seated on the wrought-iron... Read more


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