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Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

1. Mexico: eSIM Mobile Roaming Data Plan

Choose the data plan and validity period that suits your travel needs, then purchase it. Download a QR code, and print or scan it to another device. Next, connect to the internet on your smartphone, via WiFi or mobile data, and scan the QR code to install the eSIM package to your device. Following this, connect to the local data network in Mexico and start using your favorite apps. Browse the web, update your social media, and more. Buy another plan if you use up all the data and need to top up. Also, follow the troubleshooting guide if you have any problems using it.

From Veracruz: Nature & Seafood Boat Tour to Madinga

2. From Veracruz: Nature & Seafood Boat Tour to Madinga

Start the tour 3:00 PM, with a convenient pick-up from Aquarium Square in Veracruz. Travel for 25 minutes to the village of Madinga, known for its variety of good restaurants. Here you can enjoy a tasty seafood lunch as you admire the beautiful landscape and lagoon surrounding you. Listen to a variety of live music matched with veracruzano folklore. After this, take a boat ride and learn about the diversity of the flora and fauna predominant around the village. Cross the small lagoon to the big lagoon and appreciate the enchanting sunset from amongst the mangroves. Pass by small islands and birds lodges that are unique to the place. At the end of the tour, get dropped off back at Aquarium Square at 6:30 PM.

Veracruz: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

3. Veracruz: Hop-On Hop-Off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Explore Veracruz by boarding a convenient hop-on-hop-off bus tour and discover the city's most popular attractions. Listen to the included audio guide as you cruise past the Plaza Las Américas, the Aquarium, and much more. Start your tour at the Arts and Crafts Market and board one of the spacious double-decker buses to see the city. Stay on the bus for the full circuit, which takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete, or hop on and off at any of the official stops along the way. Enjoy 7 hours of unlimited travel along the Boca del Río circuit and visit important attractions like the lively harborside district of Malecón Veracruz Puerto, or the Veracruz Cathedral located in the historic center of the city. Take advantage of the onboard audio guide and learn about the city's customs and traditions, history, and, much more. An audio guide designed especially for children will help keep your little ones entertained as well. Boca del Rio circuit stops:1.      Seafront2.      Zócalo and City Hall3.      The Bastion of Santiago4.      Aquarium Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s North5.      Agustín Lara House Museum6.      Las Américas Shopping Center7.      Vela Shopping Center8.      Aquarium Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s South

Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

4. Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

This package is ideal to visit the places you should not miss in Veracruz. We start with a tour of the Veracruz Aquarium, where you can admire the representative fauna of the state. At noon, we will visit the fortress of San Juan de Ulúa, which was built by orders of Hernán Cortés, as it protected Veracruz from pirate and corsair attacks of the time. A guide will tell you all about the history and legends of the oldest prison in Mexico. At the end of this visit, we will transfer to Mandinga, where we will enjoy a boat ride through the mangrove area and also have time to eat delicious freshly cooked seafood in Mandinga's restaurants. To finish the tour, we will tour the historic center of Veracruz aboard a traditional streetcar, from where we will be able to observe the most important and beautiful places of the city.

Mexico eSIM 5 GB

5. Mexico eSIM 5 GB

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From Veracruz: Xalapa, Xico & Coatepec Culture & Coffee Tour

6. From Veracruz: Xalapa, Xico & Coatepec Culture & Coffee Tour

Start the tour at 8 AM where you will be picked up from the lobby of your hotel in Veracruz, then travel to Xalapa for 1.5-hours. When you arrive, gain an introduction to the city known as a 'pueblos mágicos', and learn everything you wanted to know about the famous local coffee known as 'veracruzano'. Find out why the city was named 'The Flowers City' due to its gardens and fog, and is also known as 'Atenas Veracruzana' due to its culture and history. Then, visit the Anthropological Museum of Xalapa which contains the 2nd most important prehispanic Mesoamérica collections in the world including Olmeca, Totonaca, and Huasteca objects. Next, visit the villages of Xico and Coatepec, which have also both been appointed as 'pueblos mágicos' as part of a Federal program that recognizes cultural, gastronomic, and artistic traditions. Find out how Xico is known for its fiestas patronales, traditions, and delicious local dishes such as 'mole'. Also visit the famous Cascada de Texolo, surrounded by growth. Finally, discover why Coatepec is famous for its world-famous coffee on a visit to the coffee museum. Learn about the process of making coffee from bean to cup, as well as gaining an understanding for the traditions and culture that surrounds drinking it. At the end of the tour, return to Veracruz where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Tour. Fast Way

7. From Veracruz: Tajin & Papantla Tour. Fast Way

Start the tour with pick up at your hotel at 8 AM and travel for 3.5 hours to the archaeological zone. Arrive at the most important ceremonial center of the Totonaca peoples, the archaeological area of El Tajín which combines history, knowledge, and beauty in one setting. Next, admire the pre-colonial buildings in the middle of the jungle including a palace, temple, and soccer fields. Marvel at the amazing pyramid of Los Nichos which is considered to be an agricultural, civic, and sun calendar, due to its 7 levels and 365 niches. After this, continue the tour to Papantla, also known as Pueblo Mágico, located a few kilometers away in Totonacapan. This place is where vanilla originates from and where local men performed fertility rituals. Learn about how the precolonial and Spanish melting pot of cultures led to the mixing of folklore and taste; a heritage that still lives on in the region. Explore the historical center of Papantla and take in panoramic views of Papantla from the observation deck. Return to Veracruz at 6 PM where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Veracruz: Catemaco & Los Tuxtlas Visit with Boat Trip

8. From Veracruz: Catemaco & Los Tuxtlas Visit with Boat Trip

At your first stop, Santiago Tuxtla, you will find out about the biggest Olmeca head found and also learn more about this ancient civilisation.  Then visit the waterfall “Salto de Eyipantla” where you can admire a beautiful view of San Andres Tuxtla. In Catemaco you will aboard a boat and visit the Catemaco lake, where you can observe the rich flora and fauna, the famous Monkey Islands and Heron Island. Later you will arrive at the ecological park “Nanciyaga”. Your guide will show you the biodiversity of the area, where you can also admire a beautiful lake and drink fresh mineral water.

Veracruz: Isla de Sacrificios Kayaking Experience

9. Veracruz: Isla de Sacrificios Kayaking Experience

Throughout this aquatic adventure, you will kayak through the Gulf of Mexico to the Isla de Sacrificios. The tour begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and a ride to "La Bamba" beach, where you'll receive a kayak, a life jacket, and snorkeling equipment. From there you will begin start to kayak in front of the the island, entering the water and following your guide out to the snorkeling spot to begin your underwater experience. Whilst paddling out to the snorkeling location, you will also have plenty of time to appreciate the wonders of the Veracruz reef park. If it is possible you will visit the island for a moment to relax and enjoy the nature. Following this, you will return to the starting point, being able to observe turtles and dolphins on the way.

From Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Prison Tour

10. From Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Prison Tour

At 12:00 pm, we will be waiting for you at our facilities inside Plaza Acuario to welcome you to your tour and provide you with some instructions you need to know before starting the tour. Afterwards, we will accompany you to board the vehicle that will take you to the fortress. En route to the fortress, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of some monuments in the historic center and part of the customs facilities. During the tour inside the fortress, you will learn more about the history that the different areas of the place safeguard. You will hear about the legends of "Chucho el Roto," "La Mulata de Córdoba," and much more. Similarly, the guide will narrate to you the historical importance of San Juan de Ulua, from its construction during the conquest era, through the independence and Mexican Revolution, to the present day. Undoubtedly, it will be a tour that you will enjoy. At approximately 2:30 pm, we will be finishing the tour with the guide, who will accompany you to the entrance gate where our operator colleague will be waiting to take our vehicle back to Plaza Acuario.

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What people are saying about Veracruz

Excellent museum and our guide, Esteban, was excellent as well. He spoke fluently in English and was very knowledgeable about the museum and coffee factory.

It was a nice and fun tour! Really enjoyable and educational. The coffee we sampled was exquisite and so was the restaurant our tour guide recommended.

Amazing trip, our guide Stefan was so knowledgable and friendly and patient! The whole day was perfect definitely do if you’re in Veracruz

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