This state is located in Eastern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Tamaulipas to the north, San Luis Potosí and Hidalgo to the west, Puebla to the southwest, Oaxaca and Chiapas to the south, and Tabasco to the southeast. On its east, Veracruz has a significant share of the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico.
The state is noted for its mixed ethnic and indigenous populations. Its cuisine reflects the many cultural influences that have come through the state because of the importance of the port of Veracruz.
We did a small review of the sights of Veracruz. Enjoy it!
Eyipantla Falls is a waterfall located in the Los Tuxtlas region of southern Veracruz in Mexico. It is forty meters wide and fifty meters tall and is the largest and most important waterfall in the region. It is part of the Catemaco River, which drains Lake Catemaco towards the Gulf of Mexico. Two films have been shot here, Medicine Man with Sean Connery in the early 1990s and Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto in 2006.
Located in the state of Veracruz, El Tajin was at its height from the early 9th to the early 13th century. It became the most important centre in north-east Mesoamerica after the fall of the Teotihuacan Empire. Its cultural influence extended all along the Gulf and penetrated into the Maya region and the high plateaux of central Mexico. El Tajin has survived as an outstanding example of the grandeur and importance of the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.
The Danza de los Voladores
The Danza de los Voladores is an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony/ritual still performed today, albeit in modified form, in isolated pockets in Mexico.The ritual consists of dance and the climbing of a 30 meter pole from which four of the five participants then launch themselves tied with ropes to descend to the ground. The fifth remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum. Although the ritual did not originate with the Totonac people, today it is strongly associated with them, especially those in the Mexican state of Veracruz.
Reserva Ecologica Nanciyaga
Reserva Ecologica Nanciyaga is the place where the northernmost tropical jungles of the planet, with its countless diversity in anim al and plant life, meets the lake and mineral waters that give life and movement to the surroundings, taking the visitor back to the origin in harmony with nature. Safeguarding the surroundings and favoring it with sustainable ecotourism, Nanciyaga offers the tourist a different leisure alternative, from guided visits of the place to participating in such pre-Hispanic traditions as the temazcal bath.
Pescado a la Veracruzana
Pescado a la Veracruzana a delicious blend of Old and New World ingredients: Capers, olives, herbs, and garlic weave their way through two of America’s greatest contributions to Mediterranean cuisine – tomatoes and chiles. Though practically any firm, white-fleshed fish would work well, when the dish is made with fresh Gulf snapper – as it often is in Veracruz – it’s a revelation.