DISCOVER CULTURE, ARCHEOLOGY & VIBRANT CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS.
The Gulf Coast of Mexico stretches from the United States border at Matamoros all the way to the Yucatan Peninsula. Many of the cities along the Gulf of Mexico are known for the ancient Olmec culture, fascinating archeological sites, important ports and carnival celebrations.
Gulf Coast Highlights:
- Veracruz – Veracruz city is a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico. The state is culturally diverse with Spanish, African, Cuban and indigenous ethnic groups. The city’s museums tell the story of Veracruz’s history during the conquest of Mexico.
- Villahermosa – As a key provincial center and gateway city, Villahermosa boasts numerous architectural and cultural attractions. The outer districts of the city are home to luxury hotels, modern shopping malls, and spacious parks.
- Papantla – An important vanilla producing area, Papantla is also known for its indigenous ritual called the Dance of the Flyers. The nearby archeological site of El Tajín is famous for its architectural niches, unique in the Mesoamerican world.
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