You don't have to know everything about the place to have an incredible time in Veracruz, but you should have an idea about a few basic things before you take off.
To help get you oriented, Veracruz is located 130 miles (209 kilometers) east of the noteworthy city of Puebla.
At the most recent count, the population of this part of Veracruz was 550,000.
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Life is a grand adventure, so why not get out there and really experience it in Veracruz? You can start by selecting from the 86 fabulous properties available there through Travelocity.
Lavish rooms, luxurious sheets and impeccable service is what you'll find when you spend your nights at the Fiesta Americana Veracruz (Blvd Manuel Avila Camacho S/N) or the Emporio Veracruz Hotel (Paseo Del Malecon No 244). More of a cost-conscious traveler? The Hotel Fiesta Veracruz (Icazo 1377 esq. Constituyentes) and the Comfort Inn Veracruz (Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho) may be the ideal properties for you.
Coming in to land at General Heriberto Jara International Airport (VER)? After you've hopped off the aircraft and claimed your suitcase, the middle of Veracruz will be only 5 miles (8 kilometers) away.
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Picking up a car right at General Heriberto Jara International Airport will mean you don't have to deal with transfers and cabs. Dollar Rent A Car is a nearby outlet here. Thrifty Car Rental is also worth a look.
Rent a vehicle in the center of the city and you'll be out on the busy streets in a flash. A go-to outlet here is Hertz at Verzcruz Airport.
Veracruz Cathedral is a significant attraction in this lively metropolis. Drop by and discover what makes it so special.
San Juan de Ulua Castle guarded its grounds from invasion for countless years. Visit this age-old battlement and learn about the stories behind its walls. Need some more ideas? We're all wild about our furry and feathered friends, but how about brushing shoulders with those who can be a tad more slippery and scaly? You can get close to some fascinating creatures of the marine world at Veracruz Aquarium. But there's more. Imagine the fighters who once watched over Bastion of Santiago Museum. The terror of past wars are scarred on its mighty walls.
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You'll be spoiled for choice in Veracruz. If you need help settling on one thing, here are some suggestions:
If you have a spare day or two and you're happy to travel 20 miles (32 kilometers), check out Playa Chachalacas. This nearby area has a world of things to see and do. Start delving into the story of this destination at Chachalacas Beach. If you're eager to find out more, check out the Chachalacas Dunes and Chapel of the Rosary too. Situated 50 miles (80 kilometers) away, Tlacotalpan is another nearby destination. When you come here, be sure to check out Dona Marta Square, Teodoro A. Dehesa Market and Church of San Cristobal.
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Located in Boca del Rio, this beachfront resort is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Andamar Lifestyle Center and Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall. Mocambo Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
Located in Malecon, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Carranza Lighthouse and Zocalo. Veracruz Aquarium and Veracruz Harbour are also within 1 mi (2 km). Veracruz Central Station is 12 minutes by foot.
Nestled on the beach, this Boca del Rio hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Mocambo Beach. Andamar Lifestyle Center and World Trade Center Veracruz are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Malecon, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Veracruz Cathedral, City Museum, and Carranza Lighthouse. Veracruz Harbour and Hospital Pemex are also within 2 mi (3 km). Veracruz Central Station is 8 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mocambo Beach and Andamar Lifestyle Center. World Trade Center Veracruz and Plaza Las Americas Shopping Mall are also within 15 minutes.
Located in Malecon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Veracruz Wax Museum and Veracruz Aquarium. Zocalo and Veracruz Harbour are also within 2 mi (3 km). Veracruz Central Station is 28 minutes by foot.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Veracruz Aquarium, City Museum, and Veracruz Cathedral. Zocalo and Monument to the Veracruz Heros are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Malecon, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bastion of Santiago Museum and Zocalo. Veracruz Aquarium and Veracruz Harbour are also within 1 mi (2 km). Veracruz Central Station is 14 minutes by foot.
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