The northern state of Veracruz is known as the Emerald Coast and is an area rich in plantations of oranges, mango and lemon. Get to know El Tajin, one of the most important ancient cities of the Totonac culture, only 172 miles away from the Port of Veracruz. In this archaeological site you will find more than 160 buildings, including the Pyramid of the Niches and the Plaza del Arroyo, along with their 17 ball games.
After the tour and a short time to buy handcrafts, you will head to the Magic Town of Papantla or Place of the Papanes, where you can admire the gothic style of the Chapel of Cristo Rey, the Asuncion Cathedral, or the main square, where you can admire regional dancers perform during the Sundays. After free time for shopping and eating, you will set forth back to Veracruz.