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San Andrés Tuxtla

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The cathedral at the Zocalo

San Andrés Tuxla is a city in Veracruz. There is not much tourism in this calm city. So prepare to see a mexican city where travellers are not expected that much.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There is an ADO bus station in the city. It is amongst other cities served from Catemaco, Veracruz and Villahermosa.

By car[edit]

San Andrés Tuxtla is located on the Highway 180, about 3 hours from Veracruz city.

Get around[edit]

On foot[edit]

Walking around is no big deal downtown, but for larger distances it might be better with a taxi.

By taxi[edit]

You can find taxis, which offer four pricing levels. Beginning with $13, it will become more the further away you want to go.

By bus[edit]

Also there are small busses ("camiones") which connect the parts of the city. Just ask for the destination or read the plates in the windshield.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Casa de Cultura, Bernardo Peña (Few blocks near the market). Former this was only a cultural center. Now this is also used as a small museum, you can find pre-hispanic culture. But cultural events still happen to be here.  edit
  • Museo Regional de San Andrés Tuxtla. In this museum, first opened in the beginning of 2008, you can find some exhibits out of the area. Some inhabitants donated pieces never seen before. No fee.  edit
  • Laguna Encantada. The lagoon is located a few minutes north of San Andrés. The nature is undestroyed here. In the rain time the water level actually gets lower, and in the dry season it raises. On the first Friday of March the cave nearby is used for a ritual: The region gets blessed.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Estacíon de Biologia Tropical Los Tuxtlas (Los Tuxtlas Tropical Biology Station), Between Catemaco and Montepio. Do some exiting treks into the wilderness. Talk to one of the scientists if you can do so. Tourists are not very often here.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Small restaurants are all over the place and offer typical mexican food.

  • Mariscos Chazao, Plaza Allende (Located in the street next to the parking lot of the Hotel del Parque). If you are looking for descent sea food, you can find some here.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Hotel Colonial, Pino Suarez 7 (Close to the Zocalo), (294) 942-0552. Very cheap hotel which is a little dirty. For the traveller with no money it is sufficient.  edit
  • Hotel Catedral, Pino Suarez 3 (Close to the Zocalo), (294) 942-0237. This also offers some rooms to stay, not more.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

Both of those hotels offer different prices depending if you want a room with clima or ventilator.

  • Hotel San Andres, Madero 6 (In front of Hotel Isabel), (294) 942-0604. Small hotel which is a little bit cheaper.  edit
  • Hotel Isabel, Madero 13 (Next to Hotel del Parque), [1]. Nice hotel located at the Zocalo. Offers clean rooms and friendly staff. Has a restaurant.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel del Parque, Madero 5 (At the Zocalo), [2]. The obligatory well located, expensive hotel.  edit

Contact[edit]

There are some internet cafes around.

  • Pl@y.net, Located in front of the street which is next to the pink church at the end of the street Madero. Mo - Su, 9am - 10pm. They offer ten computers for you work with.  edit

Get out[edit]

There is an ADO bus station in the city. It connects to all major and minor cities around. You can get to the beautiful, more touristic town Catemaco or to the harbour city Veracruz. Trips to Coatzacoalcos and Villahermosa are also available.



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