Gulf Coast

Ancient Mesoamerican culture, port cities, impressive archeological sites and vibrant carnival celebrations make the Gulf of Mexico an interesting and varied area.

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.

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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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The Magical Towns of Veracruz

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Days: 9

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The Magical Towns of Veracruz embarks on a journey through the most beautifully quaint and historically rich areas of the state. It also covers Veracruz City and Xalapa, two very important cities.

All Natural Mexico

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Days: 8

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The All Natural Mexico trip combines exploration of some of the most famous archaeological sights with the warmth of Mexico’s… Read more »

Natural Tabasco

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Days: 7

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The Natural Tabasco trip discovers the highlights of this Mexican state, in and around Villahermosa. This trip immerses you in… Read more »

Gulf Coast Ruins and Traditions

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Days: 10

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The Gulf Coast Ruins and Traditions explores Villahermosa, Veracruz’s Magic Towns and the ruins of Tlaxcala. This trip is perfect… Read more »

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