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Stories and Tips Veracruz

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Beware of the North Gales

Written by JesusW on 19 Feb, 2009

Veracruz sits in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, it normally has a very hot and humid weather, being south of the Tropic of Cancer at sea level.Year round dress code includes t-shirt, short, sandals and maybe a cap or hat.…Read More


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Los Voladores - Papantlas flying men

Written by Kez on 19 Dec, 2001

Originally a Totoanac rite to ensure the cycle of the four seasons along with the harvest, the Voladores still perform every weekend but mainly for the tourists nowadays. However, it is still an impressive sight. First, the participants play on their various musical instruments whilst moving…Read More


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El Rancho - near La Barra and the very special Mexican family

Written by Kez on 19 Dec, 2001

When we arrived, "the ranch" was a hive of frenetic activity. We were warned this was a new enterprise and we were in actuality the test guinea pigs. Currently there was the main kitchen/meeting area, the main bungalow & 1 cabana with 4 still being…Read More


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Catemaco & its two oddities!

Written by Kez on 19 Dec, 2001

Catemaco is a small town located south of Veracruz and located on a lake of the same name. It has numerous accommodations, restaurants with fresh seafood straight from the lake, some fabulous bars including one on a walkway out in the middle of the lake…Read More


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Adventure - to Sontecomapan and beyond

Written by Kez on 19 Dec, 2001

Well, this was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. We were invited to stay with a Mexican family at their "El Rancho" which was across the water from La Barra. When we first were approached it was the old "do we risk it or don't…Read More


Sublime Coffee!

Written by Kez on 19 Dec, 2001

Whatever you do whilst in Veracruz you must go to one of the various large cafes/coffeehouses around the city and have one (or two) of their "Cafe con Leche". They are sensational and one of the trademarks of the city. Firstly the runner puts an inch…Read More


BEACHES IN VERACRUZ

Written by 12CGTV on 05 Oct, 2000

VERACRUZ HAS BEACHES, BUT NONE OF THEM ARE VERY GOOD BECAUSE THE BROWN SAND IS HARD-PACKED AND THE GULF WATER TENDS TO BE SHALLOW.THE BEST BEACH IS VILLA DEL MAR ,WITH CHANGING ROOMS AND SHOWERS.…Read More


VERACRUZ SHOPPING

Written by 12CGTV on 05 Oct, 2000

THE VERACRUZ MARKET IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING IN MEXICO,IT`S POSSIBLE TO FIND JUST ABOUT ANYTHING FROM CAGED PARROTS TO LIVE IGUANAS.YOU MUST BRING HOME COFFEE FROM VERACRUZ ,IT IS VERY GOOD.…Read More


Never drive in VeraCruz,Mexico

Written by mark c hayward on 17 Jan, 2011

This used to be a nice place. I have driven through here over 20 times. Things have gotten a lot worse economically, with beggars, street kids, street dogs, and lame horses pulling overloaded carriages.This year however, I was hit for a big fine…Read More


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