Xalapa

Veracruz

Just 2 hours and 15 minutes (173 km / 107 miles ) from the city of Puebla and 4 hours from Mexico City (285 km / 177 miles), is located Xalapa Veracruz, the state capital. This city of warm humid weather and heavy rains during the summer, finds its name in the Nahuatl language Xallapan and means “Sand Spring”.

The city is known for being a promoter of culture and this is largely due to the presence of the Universidad Veracruzana, so it is common to see the squares and streets flooded with student life that give a fresh air and fill the centre with energy.

The city is surrounded by rivers, springs and streams, a natural lake and some artificial ones, as well as a green area reserved for recreation, known as Cerro Macuiltépetl (Macuiltépetl Hill), where oak, eucalyptus, jacaranda and even avocado trees abound.

So the feeling of being surrounded by nature and having beautiful landscapes will be a constant during your tour of Xalapa, without a doubt, it is an excellent reason to do so.
Just 2 hours and 15 minutes (173 km / 107 miles ) from the city of Puebla and 4 hours from Mexico City (285 km / 177 miles), is located Xalapa Veracruz, the state capital. This city of warm humid weather and heavy rains during the summer, finds its name in the Nahuatl language Xallapan and means “Sand Spring”.

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The city is known for being a promoter of culture and this is largely due to the presence of the Universidad Veracruzana, so it is common to see the squares and streets flooded with student life that give a fresh air and fill the centre with energy.

The city is surrounded by rivers, springs and streams, a natural lake and some artificial ones, as well as a green area reserved for recreation, known as Cerro Macuiltépetl (Macuiltépetl Hill), where oak, eucalyptus, jacaranda and even avocado trees abound.

So the feeling of being surrounded by nature and having beautiful landscapes will be a constant during your tour of Xalapa, without a doubt, it is an excellent reason to do so.

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