Catemaco Nature Park & Tuxtla Towns from Veracruz

12 Hours
Group Activity

From (USD) $149 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $142 Per Child

Catemaco Nature Park & Tuxtla Towns from Veracruz

12 Hours
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From (USD) $149 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $142 Per Child

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      Catemaco Nature Park & Tuxtla Towns from Veracruz

      Veracruz, Mexico
      From (USD) $149 Per Adult (Minimum 2) / $142 Per Child
      • Veracruz: The region of Mexico where the Gulf meets the rainforests, this beautiful landscape offers a fantastic view of the pristine Mexico countryside and seascape.
      • Santiago Tuxtla: A picturesque town in the Veracruz heartland, this center for Olmec culture and artifacts boasts the largest colossal Olmec head in the world.
      • San Andres Tuxtla: See the Olmec sculptures here! The largest city in the region is also home to Mexico's booming cigar industry; native cigar manufacturer Te Amo has one of the best reputations in the business.
      • Catemaco: This town is famous for its lake of the same name, nearby rainforests, and a culture of sorcerers named “brujos”. Take a short boat ride to the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve
      About This Veracruz Tour

      There's good reason why Veracruz is one of the most visited states in Mexico. Both seaside resorts and rainforest lodges attract lots of visitors. The indigenous cultures include Aztec, Olmec and Mayan civilizations, which have left behind clues about their lives and achievements. Nature preserves house rare species, beautiful flowers and stunning landscapes.

      The tradition of the Olmec giant stone heads is still not totally understood by archaeologists. Stand in front of the colossal head at Santiago Tuxtla; its impressive features will leave you breathless. The town is the epicenter of Olmec artifacts but also features vibrant festivals.

      You don't need to be a cigar aficionado to appreciate San Andres Tuxtla, but it certainly helps. The tobacco is so good that Winston Churchill named it his favorite. Visitors can also see the nearby Eyipantla Falls, home to an Aztec god of rain.

      Lake Catemaco is a popular stop in Veracruz. The town of the same name offers a lot to visitors, including local folk art and a lazy boardwalk stretch. Tourists can pay to have both white magic and black magic incantations performed for them: be warned that black magic costs more.

      Finally, the tour takes you to Nanciyaga, a nature park on Lake Catemaco. A short boat ride will take you to Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, where you will walk along the rainforest paths, keeping alert for unusual birds and other native animals. Note that lunch is on your own for this tour.

      Cortes the Conqueror

      The Veracruz region was where Hernando Cortes landed to conquer the Aztec Empire in the 1500s. Its name means "True Cross" after the site where he planted a crucifix and Spanish flag.

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      Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.

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