Veracruz Travel Guide
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Fodor's See It Mexico, 3rd Edition
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.
Fodor's local writers visit every hotel we recommend. Look for our discerning Fodor's Choice picks or search by price and location.
Find the best Veracruz restaurants in every price category with our top picks.
Things To Do in Veracruz
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Taking the road less traveled: Mexicans love to vacation in this state, but it's off the radar for most foreigners.... Read more
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
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
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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