If ever a Paradise on Earth exists, it is surely Veracruz! Located on tThe Beach at Boca Del Rio looking back at Veracruz Ciudadhe Gulf of Mexico, at 19º N the weather is perfect. Palm trees swaying in the breeze, sea gulls and pelicans flying around, the ocean and the sand. What more could a person want?
This city is the oldest city on the American continent, where the Spaniards set out to conquer the New World, which was already rich in customs and culture. So one has history.
This city is the most important port in the Mexican Republic, receiving and shipping out grains, sugar, cars, merchandise, etc. So one has commerce
This city is one of the safest in the country. So one has security.
This city is has a Colonial cathedral and Municipal buildings, it has a tradition in the greatest seafood, mangos and coffee in the country. Downtown one can find all kinds of commerce on Independencia street (the main street), the Malecón visiting area by the port where one can buy handcrafted gifts and souvenirs of all sorts, shopping malls and old tiny hotels to new modern ones. So one has the old and the new.
This city has Mardi Gras (called Carnaval), the Daniel Ayala Symphony Orchestra, free danzón, salsa, and traditional “jarocho” dancing in the major plazas, movie theatres, a concert hall, discos and even an only salsa dancing hall. So one has any kind of music one desires.