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I was arriving on a cruise ship in Cozumel I wanted to see the Mayan ruins but did not want to get on a bus with 30-40 other people, so I did a ... MoreReview for Hugo Villagomez Villalobos, Tour guide in Veracruz, Mexico
My son and I hired Marcela at the last minute for a tour of San Juán de Ulúa and the historic area of Veracruz. She was great! She ... MoreReview for Marcela Cardozo, Tour guide in Veracruz, Mexico
Professional and courteous. MoreReview for Esteban Jiménez, Tour guide in Veracruz, Mexico
Rising from the edge of the central Mexican coast in a blend of palm-peppered boulevards, shady Spanish plazas and historic harboursides, this off-the-beaten-track town of the early 16th century represents the first European urban base in the entire country. But Veracruz is certainly not the museum piece cluster of colonial homes and churches you’d expect of a place with such a title; rather it blares forth with Marimba tunes and mariachi bars, and beguiles its visitors into danzon (dances) flurries and endless conversations with the locals.
Explore your way through the tight-knit roadways that shoot out from the lively Zocalo, weaving between stalls where Jarochos (the Veracruz natives) sit slurping bowls of mariscos soup to spy out the baroque Municipal Palace of 1608 and the grime-spattered faces of the Cathedral of Veracruz too. At the heady markets of the historic port district, your Veracruz tour guide will highlight the all-new city aquarium, the spooky Fort of San Juan de Ulua, and the pretty lighthouse of Carranza, while elsewhere, the beaches of Playa Marti and Villa del Mar resound with the thuds of volleyballs and the crash of the Caribbean swells.