The most important maritime commercial port in Mexico has represented, for centuries, the entrance to the Americas. It is an essential place for people who are passionate about history, who must visit the prison of San Juan de Ulúa, full of legends, and a nearby little town where the ruins of the Conquistador Hernán Cortes’ house are found. The white walls, the coffee aroma and the marimba sounds in the pier steal sighs from visitors. In addition to its famous coffee houses, the culinary offer from Boca del Río stands out.



Agro tourism


Around Veracruz, there are towns that have achieved fame and fortune by working the fertile ground and conserving nature. To the south, at the Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, there is an ecological treasure of rainforest and volcanoes that complements the mystical ambiance in Catemaco. To the Northwest, you will find Xalapa and especially Coatepec – Pueblo Magico since 2006 –, which describe the history of what was once the coffee-production epicenter in the continent. Going west, near Huatusco, the best sustainable tourism in the country protects the flora found in the cloud forest.


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The port in Veracruz synthesizes all the gastronomy from the state, particularly its very famous marine roots. Seafood is lovingly prepared, and they are carefully consumed, in dishes like shrimp empanadas, mullet roe patties, seafood casseroles or octopus marinera style. Rice tumbada style and anise or costeño tamales complete the job, accompanied by glorias, toritos, diablitos and other drinks that always end in coffee at the port. Although “fish Veracruz style” has become a cliché, leaving without tasting the red snapper is a mistake, almost a lack of respect.


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Music and Dance


This port, four times heroic, is without a doubt the entrance door to Mexico; through it passed the fierce Conqueror  and, eventually, more or less kindly, the whole world. The music and dances are metaphors of this history of contacts. Son jarocho and fandango have the Spanish vein of footwork in zapateado, as well as sweet notes on the harp and the jarana accompanied by violin. In the traditional dance, danzon, it receives Cuba and all of the Caribbean essence, with metal sounds and intimate seduction in the steps. And more common, yet also beautiful, is the sound of marimbas: the street soundtrack in this Villa Rica of Vera Cruz.


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States that make up


The Madre Occidental Mountains and the climate in this state make its flora and fauna as formidable as bears, cacti and eagles. It also has a geographic diversity that allows practicing extreme sports like mountain biking, kayaking and rappel. This has also facilitated filming of many international films in the area. It is also home of the famous Zona del Silencio (Zone of Silence), known for its very particular magnetic properties, and it is Pancho Villa’s birthplace.



The third largest state in the country is one of the most outstanding industrial regions, and at the same time, includes a group of ecological reserves such as the Del Carmen Mountains or Los Novillos National Park. The Nazas river also runs through this territory. Business tourism and unforgettable desert landscapes make Coahuila a very original destination.


Nuevo León

This state is located in the country’s northeast, a truly important place for the history and progress of the Mexican Republic. Its ecotourism attractions are plenty, and the gastronomic and sporting traditions stand out. Because it is such an important industrial and financial center, the quality of life of its inhabitants has improved over the past decades.



The diversity of landscapes makes Sonora a highly enjoyable destination for visitors who are seeking adventures and strong emotions in this area of the Madre Occidental Mountains, the desert and its beautiful towns. The diversity in ecosystems allows activities like diving, fishing, mountain biking and hiking. The virgin beaches on the northern Sea of Cortés are also a great attraction.