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Our most recommended Veracruz Neighborhood Tours

Tlacotalpan & Alvarado Day Trip

1. Tlacotalpan & Alvarado Day Trip

Get to know a pair of charming historic cities that show off the idyllic local life around Veracruz. This tour brings you to the colorful colonial-style buildings of Tlacotalpan and the scenic fishing community of Alvarado, beautiful examples of small-town life on the shores of eastern Mexico. Tlacotalpan, it is a historic port on the Papaloapan River that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the Pearl of Papaloapan, the city is filled with well-preserved architecture dating back to the colonial period, when its harbor received large sailing ships and schooners from across the Atlantic. This town with well-preserved architecture and traditions. It's time to visit the coastal trade city of Alvarado. Known for its seafood, coffee, and sugar, the city shows off a wealth of beautiful riverine carpentry that you can admire.

From Veracruz: Naolinco Guided Tour

2. From Veracruz: Naolinco Guided Tour

Take a tour of Naolinco, with round-trip transfers from your hotel in Veracruz. Explore the city’s highlights and hidden gems with a professional guide. Depart from your hotel in Veracruz or Boca del Río and pass through high mountains to Naolinco. Admire views of picturesque landscapes and Franciscan churches along the way. Arrive in the city and take a tour to discover its important sites and secret corners. Wander past the colorful buildings in the historic center and visit the workshops of artisans who produce hand-made items from leather. Stop at local eateries to sample sweets, ice-cream, and other regional delicacies, at your own expense. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

3. Veracruz 3-Hour Guided City Tour

See the sights of Veracruz, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico and the first Spanish settlement in Mexico. On this 3-hour tour you’ll enjoy a drive around this lively city, accompanied by a professional guide. The Spanish conqueror, Hernan Cortes, first landed here in 1519 and, not long afterward Veracruz became the base from which the Spaniards conquered Mexico. When you leave from your hotel, you’ll first see the malecón, or boarwalk, that stretches for kilometers along the Gulf of Mexico. During the tour, your guide will provide commentary about all of the sites on the itinerary. Without stops, you’ll see the Island of Sacrifices, the Pemex Tower, the Monument to Sailors, and the Carranza statue. A highlight of the tour is Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, a great fortress that was constructed for the defense of the port of Veracruz. It has also served as a prison. You’ll also pass by the Ships Workshop, Café de la Parroquia, the Benito Juarez Lighthouse, and more.

Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

4. Xalapa & Coatepec Sightseeing Tour from Veracruz

Travel to the city of flowers, Xalapa, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on the road. Visit two museums in Coatepec where you will admire 19th century furniture and learn something about mexican culture. Enjoy lunch before returning to Veracruz. Departure heading towards the city of the flowers, the state capital Xalapa. You’ll see sugar cane, mango, tamarindo and papaya plantations. All along the roadside you’ll see people selling fruit that is harvested in the area. We’ll arrive at the museum that was once the hacienda “El Lencero” in Coatepec, the world-wide capital of coffee, where you will see a fine exhibition of furnishings from the epoch between 1800 and 1900. This furniture has been donated by philanthropic descendants of these long gone plantation owners. We will continue on to the country’s second largest museum (second only to the Mexico city Museum). You will really be able to appreciate the splendor of the Veracruz roots in this setting: Huasteca, Totonaca, Olmeca. We’ll head some restaurant for a delicious lunch. We’ll return to Veracruz going through the downtown.

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Good knowledge of history of Veracruz - good english - easy to understand. Good driver - felt safe.

Rafael was great...great knowledge of Mexican history, culture, politics, economy etc...