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A View of the Puerto de Veracruz Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz State, Mexico
A View of the Puerto de Veracruz Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz State, Mexico

Veracruz State Side A and B

Veracruz State Side A and B Chapter 01

 

Analysis of Mexico’s Travel Destinations by Franco Magno

 

¡¡¡ Pa’ su mecha !!!   ¡¡¡ Pa’ su mecha !!!   ¡¡¡ Pa’ su mecha !!!    Ah!!! It was such a funny Mrs. “Jarocha” that I met years ago (Jarochos, the friendly name for the inhabitants of Veracruz state).

I got it burned into my memory. I really don’t know if she was complaining about the weather forecast in Veracruz state or about some indiscretion she had heard about her friends or, even worse, from her husband.

But all she kept mentioning was ¡Pa’ su mecha!. It’s a very typical expression that the “Veracruzanos” say when there’s something that surprises them, that uniquely captures their attention that deserves to express ¡Pa’ su mecha!

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Let’s go then, my Magno followers, to go a little further into the Magno side A and B of the Veracruz state, one of the states of Mexico that has the most extensive collection of tourist attractions that can delight travelers from all latitudes.

 

Side A

 

Mega Magno Side A. Veracruz is, in my opinion, one of the most significant sleeping tourism powers in Mexico.

The potential and number of destinations, of places with tourist attractions that gather pre-Hispanic jewels, colonial gems, natural paradise backwaters, and exquisite environments that fascinate our minds and souls, is really overwhelming.

A View of the Puerto de Veracruz Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz State, Mexico
A View of the Puerto de Veracruz Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz State, Mexico

Just to mention a small list.

The warm and fascinating city and Port of Veracruz, the wonderful and exquisite town of Tlacotalpan, the impressive and delicious village of Papantla, the cradle of Mexican vanilla that has enchanted the palates of millions of people all over the world, along with its nearby and mystical archaeological site of the ancient “Totonaca” culture of “El Tajin.”

Are there any more? Sure. The aromatic and exquisite city of Huatusco, the cradle of the most wonderful Veracruz coffee and one of the best in Mexico, without a doubt, the treasure chest that represents the region of the Tuxtlas, headed by Santiago Tuxtla, San Andrés Tuxtla and the enchanting town of Catemaco and its warm water lagoon.

Is there still more? To give away to everybody. The refreshing capital of Xalapa, delightful exquisite coffee experiences in the city of Cordoba, the fantastic magical town of Orizaba, Poza Rica, Tuxpan, Tecolutla, the magnificent and paradisiacal Costa Esmeralda  of Veracruz, etc.

Have you noticed it yet? And this is just the mere mention of these fantastic places. Veracruz is a permanent and exuberant invitation to enchant, to delight the soul and the senses with experiences that only you, me, and everybody can live here.

As a travel blogger wholly dedicated to Mexico, as a continuous explorer of roads throughout Mexico, it calls my attention powerfully why Veracruz hasn’t taken that great leap of tourism that destiny has reserved for Veracruz.

Because as you go through those roads, those valleys, those mountains, those beaches, you can realize that Veracruz has everything, absolutely everything.

Veracruz is great, isn’t it? Let me suggest you rent a car to drive in Veracruz. Why? Because it’s very convenient and taking advantage of the affordable rates that my partners of Discover Cars offer you here or Economy Bookings that you can get here, driving in Veracruz will be trouble-free. Thank you very much for supporting me.

 

Side B

 

There are a couple of alternative facets, a couple of B sides that should be kept in mind when you visit the state of Veracruz.

One of them related to climate affairs, provided that you move from the state’s shores to destinations located in the capital region or the high mountains of Veracruz, is the one associated with the change in weather conditions that you can inevitably perceive as you move on.

The Pirámide de los Nichos, El Tajin Archaeological Zone, Veracruz State, Mexico
The Pirámide de los Nichos, El Tajin Archaeological Zone, Veracruz State, Mexico

This will lead you to carry in your luggage, clothing for both hot and humid climates, as well as for temperate ones. I mean, sudden changes in temperature conditions may take you to a flu zone.

Second Magno B side. The climates that mostly predominate in the state of “Jarochos” people are the warm, humid, and sub-humid climates.

In addition to the fact that the state is a region with abundant water resources, the inevitable clash with those small flying, buzzing insects that some entomologists, that is, the scientists that study insects, call “Mosquitoes,” is most of the times unavoidable.

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The Franco Magno Recommendation

 

First Magno “Jarocho” Travel recommendation. I think it’s worth mentioning that arming yourself with all those artillery pieces in which the essences of citronella, cloves, eucalyptus, and lavender are present, will definitely give you a competitive edge against those blood-sucking friends wherever you go enjoying the heavenly attractions of Veracruz.

One more. If your itinerary of tours in Veracruz includes visits to the shores, either within the Port of Veracruz, the fascinating Emerald Coast, Tuxpan, Coatzacoalcos, among other destinations, I recommend the following action.

Being aware of the security and fauna related warnings issued by the state or municipal authorities that you can easily see in the public beaches is crucial to enjoying your visit.

Los Voladores de Papantla, Papantla City, Veracruz State, Mexico
Los Voladores de Papantla, Papantla City, Veracruz State, Mexico

For instance, I’m talking about the natural phenomenon called “Red Tide,” which happens when the seawater concentrates a significant amount of seaweed or algae.

As far as I know, Veracruz authorities haven’t seen this phenomenon for several years now. However, I know that if you visit beaches in any part of Mexico or anywhere in the world, a common-sense criterion is to be attentive to the security warnings given in these natural areas.

The world-famous traditional Veracruz song “La Bamba” sings that you need a little grace to dance La Bamba. Allow me to differ a little bit, my Magno friends.

Here in Veracruz you are going to need much, much more finesse to not only dance “La Bamba,” but also the “Danza de la Morena”, “La Danza de los Fandangos”, “La Danza de los Guaguas”, “La Danza de la Bruja”,  “La Danza de los Negritos” and “La Danza de los Líseres”.

More dancing? Of course. You may hear artistic jewels of these lands like the very lively “Sones Jarochos” like “El Sisquiri”, “El Colás”, “El Tilingo Lingo”, “El Balajú”, “El Huateque”, “El Torito Jarocho”, “El Querreque”, “El Palomo y La Paloma”, among several others.

Dancers of El Danzón Dance, Port of Veracruz, Veracruz State, Mexico
Dancers of El Danzón Dance, Port of Veracruz, Veracruz State, Mexico

Don’t let them run you out of energy.

You will need it to enjoy the different varieties of music that these exuberant lands have bequeathed to the world, product of the syncretism of different cultures that have enriched Veracruz.

From the already mentioned typical “Son Jarocho,” the symbolic and unavoidable “Danzón,” passing through the Huapango in the so-called “Huasteca Veracruzana” to tropical Caribbean rhythms with an unforgettable flavor, Veracruz will astonish you.

The music that comes out from harps, “Jaranas”, “Jaranas mosquito”, “Sones” or “Requinto Jarocho” guitars (Which is also a type of guitar for Son Jarocho), the “Quijada de Burro,” the “Tlacotalpeño” tambourine, violins, “Chaquistes”, and wooden platforms, “Güiros”, “Marimboles” will amaze you for sure.

So, if you have to come to Veracruz, my Magno followers, don’t make a pout and “Dance to “El Son” that they play you.” (Bailen al son que les toquen; a very typical Veracruz expression that means that we can perform any action or task that is proposed or presented to us).

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