Approximately 550,000 people call Veracruz in Veracruz home.
The national capital Mexico City is located 200 miles (322 kilometers) west of Veracruz, while Oaxaca lies 150 miles (241 kilometers) to the south.
This destination celebrates its past by preserving a selection of its historic places such as San Juan de Ulua and also Bastion of Santiago. To learn more about the past, it is also a good idea to tour some of the other historic places in and around Veracruz.
Spend a few hours journeying beneath the waves and come face to face with the incredible creatures of the deep at the Veracruz Aquarium. Marvel at the rays and sharks and learn about the importance of marine conservation.
Located near the ocean, Veracruz also offers some mesmerizing marine parks for nature lovers. Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Marine Park is a great place to check out the marine life.
Inhale the salty air, throw a ball and enjoy some sunshine at the local beach known as Mocambo Beach. This is the spot to head to if you have had enough sight-seeing. The beach is a calming area and well worth a visit.