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Veracruz: 5-Attraction Tour with Aquarium and Boat Tour

1. 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.

Veracruz: Aquatic Park with Transfers

2. Veracruz: Aquatic Park with Transfers

Experience the adrenaline and fun of the Aquatic Park Inbursa. You will have the opportunity to use all of the attractions and enjoy the best theme park that Mexico has to offer for all the family. You can experience such highlights as the Slow River, which has a 1,476-square-foott pool dedicated so that visitors can be on the water the whole day. You can also experience the Wave Pool, as well as the Super Bowl and the Constructor, which are both high-level thrill rides. Other attractions in the park include the Adrenaline Tower, the Master Blaster, the Boomerang, and the Kids Zone, which is a dedicated space for kids with small slides and the easy going river.

Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

3. Veracruz: Guided City Tour with Aquarium Visit

Discover the beauty of the Port of Veracruz with this tour that combines history, culture, natural attractions, and colonial buildings. Start your tour at San Juan de Ulua, one of Latin America's oldest fortresses, where you will learn about the birth of America's first town hall. After visiting the fort, explore the city's main points of interest, including the Maritime Customs Building, the old train station, and the Post Office building. Later, visit the famous Malecon, a beautiful seaside promenade lined with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Afterward, visit the Boca del Rio zone, a booming area that combines modern buildings with a rich history. Finish your tour at the Veracruz Aquarium and spend the afternoon exploring at your leisure. Watch entertaining dolphin shows and see a range of aquatic animals such as sharks, penguins, and jellyfish.

Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Fortress Skip-the-Line Ticket

4. Veracruz: San Juan de Ulua Fortress Skip-the-Line Ticket

Make the most of your time in Veracruz with an insightful visit to one of the most important historical monuments in the city. Explore the San Juan de Ulua Fortress with a skip-the-line ticket, tour its mysterious tunnels, and learn about its remarkable history and impact. Built on an islet to defend the port from pirate attacks, step into a mystical site overlooking the Veracruz ocean. Enjoy panoramic views from the top and get lost in its dark hallways as you travel back in time through its many phases, including the many years it served as a prison. Take in the striking Italian-style architecture of this 16th-century site. In addition to exploring the facilities, you can also browse through a collection of archaeological pieces gathered from the Gulf of Mexico region.

Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

5. Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua

Enjoy a day filled with culture, history, and fun for the whole family on this boat and walking tour of La Antigua and the Huitzilapan river. Meet your guide at the Mexican Hispanic Club in La Antigua and hop on board for a ride down the historical Hutzilapan. Learn about the exciting history of the area, and discover the house of Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. Embark on a pleasant exploratory walk towards the mouth of the river where you can continue your stroll down the beach or along the river's shore.

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