This fortress served as a shelter and protected the city from attacks by sea. It was later used to imprison the most dangerous offenders. The dangerous Jesus Arriaga was kept here. The legend has it that his alias was "Chucho" and that he robbed the rich to give to the poor. Currently it's used as the setting for major events and cultural walks.
The pyramids of Tajin were built by the Totonac, meaning three hearts. This beautiful spot is home to the ruins and the representation of the Ritual of Papantla flyers who formerly performed the Totonac.
Veracruz is the largest city in the Gulf of Mexico and the most important port in Mexico. Aside from its warm and cheerful people, there are many places to visit, such as cafes, churches, museums, monuments, beaches, marinas, aquariums and more. Danzon dances, snacks, coffee, and other various objects can be found in the picturesque regional stalls and are distracting in the heat of the day. After your rest, it becomes more pleasant with the cool evening breeze. You must undoubtedly eat seafood or other regional dishes that evoke our roots, as a traveler or national who wants to experience one of the iconic regions of Mexico. Recommendations: Diligencias Hotel, Cafe Los Portales, Parish Café, the Zocalo and the Cathedral, The Aquarium, San Juan de Ulua and Baluarte de Santiago and the many museums.
The Aquarium in the Port of Veracruz is a great place for a walk and it has a lot of species of animals you can learn about. It has a good dolphin show, and although the route is not very long, it's worth a visit if you are traveling to the city.
The Basaltic Prisms are geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive canyon of Santa Maria Regla. You can see the walls are bathed by the four waterfalls that feed the San Antonio Regla dam.
It was spectacular to see how awesome nature is. This picture was taken from the plane, and the ring formed by the clouds and the snow really fascinates me, especially being so close to the Gulf of Mexico. Hope you enjoy and appreciate all the beauty Mexico has.
When we went yesterday, we didn't know how many kilometers our hotel would be from the museum, but we coincided with the Independence Day and the guide did not know it was closed .. So the next day we returned early the Xalapa Museum of Anthropology only to find that it was Mexican Independence Day. The building itself is great, and the collection is split between various spacious rooms and outdoor patios, featuring welcoming sculptures and other pieces of pre-Columbian civilizations of the Gulf Coast found at various sites in the region. The first rooms are dedicated to the Olmec civilization, and they follow the Central and Totonac of Veracruz, killing Huastecas the stylized sculptures. The pieces are set down in a succession of halls and courtyards connected by stairs and ramps for the disabled. From the main entrance the collection is sorted chronologically. The gardens contain plants from different parts of the state of Veracruz. In the photos, you will see that I wrote what the things are as well as which are the most important. It isn't an essential place to visit though like Tajin, reflecting everyday life and especially the religious, of utmost importance to these cultures.
These amazing waterfalls are one of the most accessible natural places. Situated on a paved road that passes through the mountains and sugar cane plantations, papaya and banana snuff. We came to a parking lot where we left the car or bus. The children that live there act as your guides and accompany you for the 244 steps down, so you can fully enjoy the spectacle of this cascade of 50 feet of roaring water at full strength. Before we left, we went upstairs to see the fall from another perspective.
I just discovered this wonderful place and I spoke with some locals, which was really wonderful. The mangroves are located on one side of the beach, in what is known as Tecolutla Bar, where it the River Tecolutla connects with the sea. It's a really fantastic place offering complete relaxation, and a boat ride you cannot miss!
In this magnificent place my family and I went for the weekends where we ate seafood and my daughter swam in its warm waters which is an arm of the river coatzacoalcos. We spent a quiet day of peace and harmony and enjoyed all afternoon. In the distance you can appreciate the san martin hill which is a dormant volcano! I hope you like it! Greetings!
Muñuecos Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever encountered, not only for the rock formations but also for the wonderful and crystal clear water. It's a great experience being able to take advantage of the warm, clean waters of the Gulf of Mexico, I really recommend it for a day spent in the company of your loved ones, because it's just you, your loved ones and the sea.
A Mexican hacienda as you imagine it to be, the typical image of large house with patios, balconies and balustrades, large stables, wells and warehouses, a church with a square belfry tower. The Lancero is a museum of everyday history, and not only of the nobility, but also of the common people. We arrived with our guide, and after paying the entrance visited the garden first, with its giant fig tree and many trails with laurels. On one side, there is a spring thanks to a small lake. The story told to us by the guide dates back five centuries , when one of Cortes' soldiers received one of the first "Mercedes Reales" these constituted the ten inns with permission on the road from the city of Veracuz. From the 18th century, its use expandedits for livestock and cultivation and the processing of sugar cane. The story ends in 1842 when General Antonio Lopez de St. Anna bought the estate and lived for periods, when he inhabited the Presidential Palace, no less than 11 times in 34 years. Once closed and sold the property was looted, burned and abandoned until 1935 when itwas recovered and returned all former glory. One legend, not proved, saysthat the stone cross in the garden belonged to Cortes, hence its name ...
When you're crossing the Texolo waterfall you'll see a rise to zero right in front of it, that way you get to the holiday Santa Rosa property. It has a restaurant, the gazebo, green area with playground, pool Camping. The view from here is unparalleled.
Xalapa is a city where the clouds descend, and you can see God. In the Fog Forest or on Fog Hill where you can walk hand in hand with pre-Hispanic gods, they invite you to see the entire city from the observation deck in the company of the very varied flora and fauna.
This picturesque lake lies in the crater of a dormant volcano. The hot and humid climate attracts many birds such as parrots and toucans. A few crocodiles also inhabit its waters. The best way to get there is by boat. They depart from the dock around Catemaco and Tenaxpillo Island, home to a colony of monkeys brought from Thailand (I never knew why). We approach as part of a banana-feeding ritual, however, they tend to ignore all annoying tourists so insistent on taking food. The two ecological parks on the northern shore of the lake can only be accessed by car or boat. The most interesting, Nanciyaga, is a large strip of rainforest where we can participate in pre-Columbian rituals such as Temazcal (steam bath) or swim in the fresh water pools. We decided to participate in one in which a shaman made us some herbal incense and smoke, while giving us a little heads with charms on the inside. All for a small sum of money, of course.
As I remember every street in Platon Sanchez I'm like the song about the reckless and would like to return. I left there when I was 11. My memories live on. Even though I was only a little girl but I remember all the traditions. I used to walk behind the 12 costumed people with the candles with the pilgrimage dances that were done in the market as sacahuil traditions. I have a different life now but I'm not used to my nostolgia. I continue as if it were yesterday that I used to run up the rising knoll wing with my grandmother zenaida juan hernandez and my grandfather Juan. I recently went back and their river sucks. Before I could swim but when I saw people washing cars or their animals straying out clean I was really disappointed.