Veracruz is home to the most important commercial seaport in Mexico.
Veracruz City is located on the Atlantic coast of the Gulf of Mexico and is the most important state of Veracruz. The city is marked by pre-Hispanic cultures from former inhabitants of Veracruz. There is significant cultural activity, with places designed for the promotion of art and culture.
The city’s income comes mainly from trade, followed by tourism, including the Veracruz Carnival, considered to be one of the most important in Mexico.
You will find a warm, tropical climate. From September to February the city experiences the ‘north’ phenomenon, where wind gusts from the north can reach speeds of up to 130 km an hour.
Natural landmarks, archaeological sites, spas and ecotourism areas are some of the attractions offered in the city. We have several suggestions of places to visit:
The metropolitan area of Veracruz consists of five towns: Alvarado, Boca del Rio, Jamapa, Medellin and Veracruz. To travel between them the city has a network of buses and taxis, which are highly popular due to their affordable cost.