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Xalapa

Xalapa (sometimes spelled as Jalapa) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Veracruz and the name of the surrounding municipality. The full name of the city is Xalapa-Enriquez, named in honor of 19th-century Governor Juan de la Luz Enriquez. The city's nickname "La ciudad de las flores" (The City of Flowers), was bestowed by Alexander von Humboldt, who visited the town on 10 February 1804.

This city has been described as an enclave of writers, artists, college students, and musicians, with Baroque and Neoclassical architecture and cobblestone streets. At night you can hear top-notch live music, by day visit great museums, and eat, eat, eat. Nearby mountains and forests are are gorgeous for hiking and picnicking.

The city doesn’t have a convention center, however, there are a number of hotels appropriate to host meetings and events such as the Crowne Paza Hotel with 10,600 square feet divided in 2 exhibition areas and 3 session areas. The Howard Johnson hotel offers 33,800 square feet of event space divides in 5 exhibition areas and 6 session areas.

The city's airport has several domestic flights.

 

Air Flight Connection

  DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL
Flights / Month    
53 53 0
     
Passegers / Month    
2,544 2,544 0

 

Connection Cities

  • Mexico City

 

Airlines

  • Aeromexico
  • Aeromar

 

Hotel Capability

257,000 (rooms / night)

 

Convention Capability

44,398 (sqft)

 

Venues

Venue (sqft) Rooms Website
Crowne Plaza Xalapa Hotel 10,600 2 exhibition areas
3 session areas
www.crowneplaza.com
Hotel Howard Jonson Plaza de las Convenciones 33,797 5 exhibition areas
6 session areas
www.hotelesenxalapa.com

 

 

CVB Contact

NameE-mail Telephone
Omar Alemán Chang
Director General
omaralemanchang@hotmail.com (229) 923 03 91 92
Gustavo Renteral Lagunes
Gerente de Congresos y Convenciones
grenteral@veracruz.gob.mx (229) 923 03 92

 

Website

www.veratur.gob.mx

Things to do

16,000 Feet to the Orizaba Peak in Veracruz

Mount Orizaba is for climbers who take it to the very top. With an expert indigenous guide (you’ll need him), you ascend 16,000 ft to the top of Mexico’s highest peak and—after Kilimanjaro—the second most prominent volcano in the world. In the territory below, you kayak rapids or even take the falls at Tomata. Mount Orizaba is for climbers who take it to the very top. With an expert indigenous guide (you’ll need him), you ascend 16,000 ft to the top of Mexico’s highest peak and—after Kilimanjaro—the second most prominent volcano in the world. In the territory below, you kayak rapids or even take the falls at Tomata.