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Veracruz Retirement Profile

A lively port city with effervescent people, lots of native music and dance, and some charming old colonial buildings.

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Swimming
Not one of Mexico's prettiest beaches, but generally calm, and usually warm

Diving
Reef and wreck diving near offshore islands

Hiking
www.amphibian.com.mx organizes spelunking, rock climbing and so on in wild Veracruz state

Walking
Walk the malecon and the Old City, although it's often humid

Kayaking
Some kayaking in the area through local outfitters

Boating
Harbor tours leave from the seawalk of this busy port and navy base

Good Food
Excellent seafood! Huachinango Veracruzana; pompano; fresh and saltwater shrimp; crab, mixed shellfish cocktails; chile chipotle rellenos. Boca del Rio has atmospheric shanties; coffee is native to the region

Art
Excellent photo gallery at Instituto Veracruzana de la Cultura

Club Scene
Mainly locals; clubs mainly south of Playa del Horno

Museums
Tour ruined San Juan de Ulua Fort; city museum & maritime museum

Ruins
Ruins of 16th- through 18th-century San Juan de Ulua Fort

Sightseeing
Aquarium de Veracruz; beaches; museums; lots of free, live music

Spanish School
Several Spanish language and immersion schools

Handicrafts
Not the best folk art

Sporting Events
baseball & soccer teams

Jungle
It's lush and tropical outside this old port city.

Colonial
City center has many beautiful tropical colonial buildings

Ocean
A port city with beaches primarily south of town.

Rivers
Veracruz state known for its many rivers

Town
A city whose central area feels like a town.

City
Creature comforts of a city but hardly big-time

Humid
Break a sweat before breakfast, although ocean breezes help

Single
Not a bad place to meet others

Winter
perfect for a winter escape

Summer
hot & humid

International Airport
Direct flights from Houston; most flights through Mexico City

Remote
Attracts seekers of Mexican culture

Expensive Hotels
Holiday Inn, Fiesta Inn, Howard Johnson

Retire in Veracruz

VERACRUZ LOCAL LISTINGS


Restaurant Villarica

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Independencia 1115, Centro
Veracruz, Veracruz
229/922-2113

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House for Rent

Rentals
Veracruz, Veracruz
+52-299-9244691

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