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From Veracruz: Alvarado, Tlacotalpan and Agustín Lara Tour

1. From Veracruz: Alvarado, Tlacotalpan and Agustín Lara Tour

Embark on a full-day tour to the charming towns of Alvarado and Tlacotalpan and experience a day full of colorful architectures and folklore. Start the tour at 8 AM where you will be picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Veracruz, then travel to the first stop for 1.5-hours. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Port of Alvarado, an important fishing village that in ancient times was the entry gate for slaves and pirates. Meet the friendly people of this town and visit the traditional central square. The mischief and happiness of the locals will keep you with a big smile. Enjoy a drink at one of the various cocktail bars and savor delicious local specialties at your own expense.  Then, head to Tlacotalpan City which was declared as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. In this beautiful village, you will find musical events, gastronomy, and handicraft. Visit the Agustín Lara Museum, the church of La Virgen de la Candelaria with its colorful altarpieces and walls, and the parish of San Cristóbal, a true relic. Before you finish the tour, enjoy a tour around the calm waters of the Papaloapan River. Take in spectacular views of the village and relax during a boat ride as you watch the sunset. The tour ends at 5 PM.

Tlacotalpan Day Tour from Veracruz

2. Tlacotalpan Day Tour from Veracruz

Tlacotalpan is a town and municipality in the southeastern state of Veracruz within Papaloapan Basin, Mexico. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, it is known for its fishing tradition. We’ll depart heading towards the lovely city of Tlacotalpan. Along the way the tour guide will talk about the folklore, the tourist attractions, regional customs and older times. We’ll pass by the port of Alvarado (no stopping). When you arrive in Tlacotalpan you’ll appreciate the cultural aspects of Veracruz, such as the traditional Jarocha dress, in all its stages throughout the different epochs, and the history of the guitar, the jarana, the harp and other instruments. We’ll visit the Veracruz museum of Salvador Ferrando, which has innumerable artifacts on display, such as European and tlacotalpeño furnishings dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Tlacotalpan was declared “Mankind’s Cultural Patri-mony” by UNESCO for its beautiful landscape, the Tlacotalpan style, hand-icrafts, and the most beautiful and traditional clothing and architecture to be found in the state. There is also a public cultural center, where you can find out about the life of the famous Veracruz composer, Agustín Lara and see a permanent exhibition by the impresionist artist Alberto Fuster, whose works include “The Rebel Series”, “Christ on the Cross”, “Saint Sebastian y Prometheus”; bronze sculptures by the sculptor. There is also a magnificent theatre called “Netzahualcoyotl”, that will be visited. Between the natural wonders that you will find in Tlacotalpan, you will feel the essential physical beauty that characterizes our state and the rivers that run by like the Papaloapan (river of the butterflies) and to top it off you can enjoy fine cuisine in a number of restaurants.

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