Explore Coatepec, City of Coffee and Orchids

Coatepec , Veracruz

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Located in the most traditional coffee region in the country, Coatepec is considered to be the city of coffee and orchids par excellence. With an inheritance of buildings of great historical value, this beautiful village has such a rich viceregal mix that due to its social, political, and artistic value was declared Historic Monuments Zone by the Mexican government in 2000.

STROLL THROUGH HIDALGO PARK
Take a stroll in the center of the city and admire the architecture as you begin your tour around Hidalgo Park. Enjoy the cool mornings as you walk through this beautiful garden and watch the trees and the great variety of orchids. Visit the cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

LEARN ABOUT THE CITY HALL AND THE BENITO JUAREZ CANTON SCHOOL
Continue your tour towards the City Hall, be amazed by its carved stone columns and its3 Greek-style capitals. Admire the architectural harmony and beauty of this building that was built in the nineteenth century, and the mural in its interior. Next door to the Palace, you can visit the Benito Juarez Canton School, which was built in a neoclassical style. Take a stroll through its classrooms with large windows.

HAVE A SEAT AND TRY THE ACAMAYAS 
Lunch time is the ideal time to discover the exquisite flavor of acamayas -freshwater prawns- prepared with regional ingredients or a delicious sweet mole, typical of the region.

CONTINUE AT THE SAN JERONIMO PARISH CHURCH
The San Jeromino Parish Church is a beautiful red, white, and yellow structure built in an eclectic style. Its side door topped with an arch of fangs that remind the jaws of a snake. Venture through the streets and admire buildings characterized by high tile roofs, wide eaves, and beautiful wrought-iron balconies.

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