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Known as “the state that smiles”, Veracruz is famous for its cultural diversity and the warm hospitality of its 7.3 million inhabitants.  It´s cultural festivals, celebrated throughout the year, attract Mexicans and internationals alike. Located on the Gulf of Mexico and facing the Atlantic Ocean, Veracruz is a warm and humid state with a rich biodiversity that includes tropical forests, offshore coral reefs and 635 species of birds. It is famous among nature enthusiasts for the "River of Raptors" that occurs every fall when hawks migrating north to south and pass along the Veracruz coast.


The Port of Veracruz is Mexico’s first port and the oldest post-Columbian city in North America. It was declared property of the King of Spain when the Spanish Hernan Cortez arrived there in 1519.


Veracruz has one of the top ten convention centers in Mexico, the World Trade Center Veracruz, with 52,493 square feet of event space that can be divided to fit any size group, as well as four private business rooms for up to 10 people. The WTC Veracruz, located in the commercial heart of Veracruz City and surrounded by shopping centers, 800 hotel rooms and restaurants, hosts events of international caliber, such as the 2009 Annual International Conference and Exposition of World Aquaculture Society.


The International Airport of Veracruz has flights to and from Houston and national flights to Monterrey, Cancun and a short 45-minute hop to Mexico City. 

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Veracruz at a glance

Veracruz Destination Profile
Type of Events:
  • - Congress
  • - Convention
  • - Expo/Tradeshow
  • - Incentive Trip
  • - Special Interest Travel
  • - Wedding
  • - Up to 2000
Hotel Rooms:
  • - 1000 or more rooms
The Hay Festival is a festival of literature, ideas and the arts, and will take place from the 6th to the 9th of October 2011.
Travel Budgets Set to Increase According to Visa Global Travel Intentions Study 2013
United States ranks as top destination for global travelers followed by the United Kingdom, France and China
Meetings and Conventions Industry Continues Booming in Mexico
G20 Summit, B20 Summit, T20 Summit among high caliber international meetings held in Mexico in 2012
Significant Growth Across Mexico's Tourism Industry
Mexico's Report on Tourism Indicates Robust Growth from Public and Private Sector
2012 is the Year of Meetings Tourism in Veracruz
Veracruz’s Subsecretary of Tourism is confident that the destination will attract more conventions for 2012.
Veracruz Shows Off Its Meetings Offer
According to Veracruz’ Secretary of Tourism, the state is perfect for congresses and conventions.
Veracruz Prepares for the 4th International Dance of the Flyers Festival 2011
The festival takes place as part of the 10-day Corpus Christi Fair in the historical town of Papantla.

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