Veracruz is one of Mexico’s richest states in terms of nature, culture and history. Its territory covers beautiful beaches, mountains, jungles and forests, Magical Towns (special tourist designation to traditional towns) and a is the keeper of key episodes of Mexican history. With Aeromexico, you can take our flights to Veracruz, Mexico and enjoy the best family vacation.
250 miles south-east of Mexico City, the city and port of Veracruz offers tours through sub- tropical landscapes, with rivers, mountains, and trails. Extreme sports and ecotourism are some of the state’s biggest attractions, with rafting coming in first place. The Veracruz region is also ideal for camping, climbing, zip lining, rappelling, scuba diving, walking and hiking.
The Port of Veracruz has witnessed countless historical events for centuries from the arrival of Cortes, the establishment of Spanish colonies, foreign invasions, and the exile of Porfirio Diaz, among many other events that left an important historical imprint. Visitors walking around the city streets, squares and buildings can’t help but admire the architecture, especially in places such as the San Juan de Ulua Fortress, the Agustin Lara House and the Aquarium.
Veracruz is well known for its traditional Carnival, celebrated once a year, nine days before the Catholic period of Lent. The Carnival is a big party consisting of 6 colorful parades, which take place along the promenade where crowds of people dance with joy in groups called "Comparsas". Brightly colored, elaborately decorated floats, created by the "Jarochos" (the name for people from the port of Veracruz), pass by with people in fantastic costumes playing music.
Veracruz grows top quality coffee, so it’s easy to find numerous places to drink an aromatic and flavourful cup of coffee, or to buy coffee products. The Coffee Museum and the Sanctuary of Coffee are must-see venues for those who want to learn about the entire coffee production process, from farming to grinding. Every March, El Tajin, site of an important ancient city, is the venue for cultural events including music, dances and rituals.
Veracruz is one of the most amazing places in Mexico. You can enjoy a walk in the “Malecon” (the boardwalk), watch the sunset and enjoy a delicious cuisine. With Aeromexico’s flights to Veracruz, Mexico you can travel to the “Puerto Jarocho” and discover part of the rich culture of our country.