Best Areas to Stay in Veracruz, Mexico

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Where to stay in Veracruz – A guide to the most important port in Mexico

Veracruz is the city with the most important port in Mexico.

This city is located along the Gulf coast and in the central part of Mexico, in the state of Veracruz, a destination that has more visitors every year for its beaches and cutural wealth.

Veracruz stands out for its exquisite food, for the music and the historical and cultural legacy that can be seen in the attractions of its Historic Center.

Many choose to visit Veracruz for offering a wide variety of beaches with calm waves that are ideal for families, couples getaways or trips with friends.

The best times to travel to Veracruz go from January to May and from October to December, with clear skies that are ideal for walking through its main areas.

The General Heriberto Jara Airport, located half an hour from the Historic Center of the city, is the main gateway to Veracruz, with national and international connections, especially with the United States.

Transportation within the city is made up of different bus lines, minibuses and taxis that make moving between its neighborhoods not a difficult task.

In addition to its many beaches, there are prestigious hotels, restaurants and entertainment centers in Veracruz.

The Historic Center is among the best areas to stay in Veracruz for being surrounded by tradition and folklore, for its historical wealth, comfortable hotels and for gathering the best attractions. See accommodation in Veracruz City Center.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Veracruz, Mexico.

The best areas to stay in Veracruz, Mexico

1. Our favorite area: Historic Center

The Historic Center of Veracruz is a traditional area for housing neoclassical buildings such as the Assumption Cathedral, the Plaza Mayor, the Municipal Palace, the Venustiano Carranza Lighthouse and the Reformation Theater.

Its monuments and the port give it a vibrant dynamism that invites you to get familiar with the city and its lively nightlife.

The Zócalo de Veracruz, a square surrounded by bars and restaurants, musicians and street vendors is a very special place in this area.

This is also one of the best areas to stay in Veracruz for nightlife, with places like Los Portales, where locals and visitors come together to enjoy typical cuisine and the best drinks.

Here, you can also find the Plaza Acuario, with several area and more than 250 varieties of aquatic species.

The Historic Center is recommended as the best area to stay in Veracruz because it has bus lines to move to other places. It also offers a range of hotels that promises an unforgettable stay.

Best areas to stay in Veracruz, Mexico - Historic Center - Centro Histórico

Best areas to stay in Veracruz, Mexico – Historic Center

Accommodation in Veracruz City Center - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Veracruz City Center – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Veracruz, Mexico:

  • Heart of the city
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Pedestrian-friendly

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Meson del Mar

Hotel Mesón del Mar is located in Veracruz, a 5-minute walk from Zócalo Square and 80 meters from Manuel Ávila Camacho seafront. The hotel has a terrace with city views, a business center and free Wi-Fi.

from US$26
Budget

Hotel Plaza Centro Historico

Hotel Plaza Centro Historico is located in Veracruz, less than 1 km from San Juan de Ulúa Castle and 2 minutes’ walk from Asunción Cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi. The property is close to several places of interest.

from US$13
Luxury

Emporio Veracruz

This hotel is located in Veracruz and overlooks the historic fortress of San Juan de Ulúa. It has 3 swimming pools, a spa, 3 restaurants and 24-hour room service.

from US$199
 

 

 

2. Malecón de Veracruz (Seafront Promenade)

The Malecon is a must stop in Veracruz. It is a promenade that goes from the center of the city, where handicrafts are sold and regional folk shows are presented.

The nights on the Malecon are spectacular because of the panoramic views that can be obtained when the buildings are illuminated, while enjoying a good walk.

In addition, from the boardwalk, the Regata beach is a good option, just 500 meters from the Pemex Tower, with fresh, crystalline waters and the best seafood restaurants.

On the promenade, there is also the Venustiano Lighthouse, a building 50 meters high facing the sea that served as a guide for boats and, today, is an excellent viewpoint.

In short, the place is ideal for taking a walk and one of the best areas to stay in Veracruz for its typical crafts, hotels, bars and restaurants.

Where to stay in Veracruz - Malecon

Where to stay in Veracruz – Malecon

Accommodation in Malecon - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Malecon – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Veracruz, Mexico:

  • Beach access
  • Good area for sightseeing
  • Great views

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Hotel Mar y Tierra

    This hotel is located 5 km from downtown Veracruz and 10 km from Boca del Río. Hotel Mar y Tierra has a rooftop pool and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

    from US$27
 

 

 

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