The state of Veracruz is one of the most iconic in Mexico, this is due to the richness with which this place counts, talking about its culture, cuisine, nature and many places to visit, such as its Magical Towns, where besides being able to know the customs of each town, we will find beautiful natural landscapes and great festivals. Therefore, don´t think twice and get one of the many flights to Veracruz.
This Magic Town has as its main guardian the Pico de Orizaba, and without a doubt, you will love to arrive at this place among mountains, with the characteristic mist and with a rich smell of coffee. Go to the Constitution Square, where is the Church of San Juan Bautista, the town’s saint whose feast is on June 24. Then you can visit the Tetlalpan Community Museum, in the Constitution Park, which displays some 300 archaeological pieces of ceramics, basalt stone and obsidian, in order to strengthen the local historical memory.
Reaching the “city of happy waters” will allow you to appreciate neoclassical architectural beauties and admire the nature fused with tradition, to feel the hospitality of the magical town of Orizaba. A must-see building is the construction of Belgian origin that operated as the municipal palace of Orizaba, The Iron Palace, a majestic jewel that has several museums and planetarium of free access. Get on the cable car and end your day ascending the 500 most representative steps in Orizaba, to reach the Elephant Waterfall, an area of vegetation that is ideal for outdoor activities.
Zozocolco of Hidalgo
The main attraction of this Magical Town is the Church of San Miguel Archangel, and its respective party from September 26 to October 3, and includes traditional dances such as santiagueros, negritos, quetzales, san miguelitos and mestizos, as well as the first and second wax, symbol of faith, adorned with flowers and colored papers which are part of his inspiration and ability. Another event during the month of November, for which Zozocolco is very visited, is the National Paper Balloons Festival of China, with monumental balloons and original designs; they have even used up to three thousand sheets of Chinese paper to assemble a balloon 20 meters high, this festival is held in the atrium of the church of San Miguel.
Sweet home of the Voladores de Papantla, flying men who make a ritual to the gods for the abundance and fertility of the earth, considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the place, you can visit the Takilhsukut Theme Park, located in the Center for Indigenous Arts with dance classes, pottery, traditional medicine, textiles, painting and other interesting activities. This town is also known as the place of vanilla, this being the main crop of Papantla from where the locals get it, as well as sweets, figures and crafts, many presume that it is the best vanilla in the world.
Surely now you don´t know where you will start the tour the next time you choose one of the flights to Veracruz, but with a good itinerary you can get to know most of these magical places, although we know that you will always want to return.