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Veracruz Attractions

Are you a fan of delicious food or shopping? Or maybe you prefer to make your way around a new travel destination like a bona fide local. When you're in Veracruz, it doesn't matter which category you fall in — this buzzing metropolis offers all the experiences and attractions you could ever hope for.

Learn what makes Veracruz tick with some of the very best tours & day trips. Look into our 52 fun activities in Veracruz, and book with ease knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Veracruz with Kids

Veracruz is a fabulous destination for a family escape. Bring the youngsters along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Veracruz

Leave your purse in the hotel room. It's possible to amuse yourself in Veracruz without surrendering a penny.

Museo de la Ciudad de Veracruz - Find out if there are any special displays, exhibits or tours on at this fascinating museum.

Veracruz Institute of Technology - Architecture enthusiasts will no doubt enjoy admiring the impressive modern design of this local landmark.

Palacio Municipal - Get ready to feel like you've stepped back in time while ambling around this historic site.

Zocalo - This is a vibrant location where you can soak up the atmosphere and experience local life.

Cascada el Encanto - There's something soothing about being close to the water, so stop a while here.

Monument to the Veracruz Heros - Widely recognized among those who reside here, this place is worth dropping by.

Veracruz Cathedral - Incorporate a little spirituality into your getaway by visiting this religious attraction.

Mocambo Beach - Inhale the ocean air and watch the waves roll in at this beautiful coastal spot.

Paseo del Malecón & Boulevard - If you relish hanging out in the garden, this attraction will satisfy your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Veracruz


Malecon is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by Veracruz Aquarium and Zocalo while in the area.


Old Town

Waterfront views, historic sites, and spas are just a few things travelers enjoy about Old Town. Check out Zocalo or Veracruz Harbour while you're exploring the area.


Ricardo Flores Magón

If you're spending some time in Ricardo Flores Magón, Veracruz Aquarium and Regatas Beach are top sights worth seeing.


While visiting Faros, you might make a stop by sights like Veracruz Harbour and Carranza Lighthouse.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Veracruz on a sunny day?

You won't want to be lazing around in the hotel when you could be outdoors enjoying an AMAZING MULTI DAY ADVENTURE TRIP WITH NOMAD.

What should I not miss in Veracruz?

Impress the whole family back at home by capturing a selfie at Veracruz Cathedral.

Are there cheap things to do in Veracruz?

What can you do in Veracruz for free?

You'll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your bag with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • Veracruz Cathedral
  • Mocambo Beach
  • Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall
  • Zocalo