Veracruz is one of Mexico’s most interesting and exciting states. It offers something for nearly every traveler: white water rafting, museum hopping, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, sport fishing, great coffee, music, culture, the chance to visit a witch doctor, and, as experienced on a recent visit, some very nice hotels. Here are two worth visiting: Hotel Emporio Veracruz and Hotel Isla Tajin.
Today the remains of Mayan ceremonial centers in Mexico and Central America are major tourist attractions, but until the mid-nineteenth century the very existence of the great Maya civilization was largely unknown.
If you’re looking for an oasis in the desert, Cuatro Ciénegas is the place for you. Declared a protected area in 1994, this biological nature reserve has a labyrinth of underground springs and rivers, which form crystalline pozos (pools). More >>