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Veracruz

Weather and Location
Thu, 27/07/2017
23

ºC min.

28

ºC max.

Fri, 28/07/2017
24

ºC min.

28

ºC max.

Sat, 29/07/2017
24

ºC min.

30

ºC max.

Sun, 30/07/2017
24

ºC min.

29

ºC max.

Mon, 31/07/2017
24

ºC min.

28

ºC max.

Tue, 01/08/2017
25

ºC min.

28

ºC max.

Wed, 02/08/2017
24

ºC min.

27

ºC max.

Thu, 03/08/2017
23

ºC min.

30

ºC max.

Veracruz port is a place with a festive atmosphere. There are various attractions, among which the boardwalk stands out, it is ideal for a walk in the afternoon. The Aquarium is located on the boardwalk, these aquarium has the largest sea fish tank in Latin America. In its waters swim Gulf of Mexico's endemic species. The closest beaches are Mocambo which is south to the pier, and Chachalacas, an hour trip north on Highway Cardel.

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Gastronomía

Gastronomy and other cultural expressions of the territory on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico chosen by Hernán Cortés to found the Royal Villa Rica Santa Vera Cruz almost five centuries ago, has been marked forever by the mix and encounter of two cultures, other factors that have enriched regional cuisine, such as the adoption of foreign customs in the nineteenth century and the Spanish and African influences that vary in some regions.

Los Tuxtlas

Area In this area, the menu consists on cassava chilpachole, bean papayanes with dough and piloncillo, tegogolos (snails) or iguana in moxte (green leaves). If you plan to visit this area during your trip don't forget to try the famous rice dishes like tumbada- both in broth and with seafood-, banana tostones, fish a la Veracruzana and the coastal version of chilpachole: with crab. In this area between the beach and the mountains you will find you can have shrimp huatapes, zacahuiles (large tamales that may contain pork or chicken), bocoles, Huastecan enchiladas, encremadas, palmito on escabeche, chicken ajicomino or tuxpan estrujadas, a dish that will remind you of the famous chilaquiles. Here you can find sicas or chicatanas -ants- in sauce, the gasparitos -iquimite petals- with rice and hand made tortillas; another flower, the quiebracha, combined with eggs; beef chileatoles, chicken or pork; quelites with beans and dough; tepejilotes broth or Xico mole.