By these lands of the Port of Veracruz where the first Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cortes in 1519 giving it the name as the first Spanish colony “Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz” leaving a strong colonial past in its architecture and many other cultural manifestations arrived. As one of the most emblematic cities. It is a main commercial seaport and is a main tourist destination of beach on the Gulf of Mexico coast.
In addition to the historical attractions of Veracruz, it can be said, it is a binomial with the tourist part of Boca del Rio, which belongs to the metropolitan area of Veracruz. Its tropical climate, natural beauties, gastronomy, historical and artistic treasures, festivals and traditions, as well as the kindness and hospitality of its people "jarochos" among many other things have given Veracruz prestige and worldwide fame.
Attractions & Tours
In Veracruz you can see historical monuments, colonial and modern buildings, parks, museums, beaches and many other attractions. The "Plaza de las Armas” which is one of the oldest in the country of colonial style where you can enjoy outdoor marimba concerts, dance “danzones” and sones “jarochos”. The facade of the Municipal Palace, “The Cathedral dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption”.
The Broadwalk, the Aquarium, is considered the largest in Latin America, the Fort of San Juan de Ulua, historical place is now a museum and is located in the northern part of the ancient city, the Zoological and Botanical Park, its wide variety of museums such as The Naval Historical Museum, Museum of the Reformation Laws, Cultural Center Main House, Wax Museum, Agustín Lara House Museum. The city tour and “San Juan de Ulua” shows several of these interesting places.
From Veracruz are guided tours to nearby places of interest of the region, such as the archaeological sites of Tajin and Papantla. At Emark DMC ® Veracruz you can be sure that our advisors will provide you with what you need to enjoy your stay for business or pleasure.
Veracruz International Airport or General Airport Heriberto Jara Corona, 2.5 km outside the city of Veracruz, is one of the most important in Mexico and serves the entire region of Veracruz and Boca del Rio, has domestic and international flights mainly to the United States and connections to the main cities of Central America and has been owned as one of the main airports for tourism of pleasure or business.
Veracruz in conjunction with Boca del Rio has 3785 hotel rooms on average in hotels from 2 to 5 stars for rest or business tourism. Boca del Rio offers the top-notch hotels such as Hilton, Fiesta Americana, Camino Real, Emporio, Holiday Inn, Best Western City Express and more. The hotel offer of Veracruz is wide and varied for all needs and budgets.
The culinary tradition of Veracruz is the result of the fusion of pre-Hispanic and Spanish ingredients. Fish and seafood is the most predominant food.
One of the most famous is the " Veracruzana Fish " is usually a red snapper fish to butter with tomato sauce, black pepper, olives, and capers seasoned with different species, “Tumbada Rice " is a bit similar to the Spanish paella with rice mixture , seasonings, onion and seafood, "Shrimp al Coco" shrimp prepared deliciously stuffed with cream cheese and fresh shredded coconut topped and fried with bread and coconut sauce, "Come back to life" shrimp cocktail, crab, oyster, tomato, onion, catsup sauce and spicy, "Lobsters to Garlic sauce".
The World Trade Center Veracruz is the main venue for congresses, conventions and exhibitions, it has an area of 20,589 sq.m. and a capacity to host more than 6,000 people, it also has 5 halls for up to 2,700 people and smaller salons for up to 250 people and is surrounded by the best hotels in Boca del Rio.
In addition, are prestigious hotels that has large areas for all kinds of events. At Emark DMC ® Veracruz, we render specialized services to events with professionals focused on operation and logistical support for business tourism, congresses and conventions.
It is very traditional with the “jarochos” rhythms and the elegant tango and “danzón” are the dances that you will see at sunset and the beginning of the night in its main squares, tasting the famous and delicious Veracruz café in the most representative place of Veracruz "Los Portales" is how begins a great night, In addition there are also bars and nightclubs where you can have a drink and dance all night.
In the surroundings of Veracruz and Boca del Rio, you will find spectacular beaches. The first to visit is located next to the boardwalk, right next to the pier of the Navy of Mexico is Regatas beach. It is also Villa del Mar beach is the best known and with the best infrastructure in services, as well as Marti beach, is visited mainly by athletes, has beach soccer and volleyball courts, as well as you can also enjoy other water activities, restaurants and lots of fun.