Photo Credit: Mexican Government Tourism Office
The area surrounding the port of Veracruz is famous as the landing point on Mexico's mainland for Cortes' expedition into the Aztec region of Tenochtitlán.
Today's Veracruz is a lively and attractive port with a fascinating blend of colonial and modern architecture. Its gentle and fun-loving people combined with an excellent regional cuisine are certain to please the most jaded traveler.
"Huachinango a la Veracruzana" - Red Snapper Veracruz style - is a very tasty regional dish every visitor must try at least once.