Mexico's Door to the World
BY ANA LANCZYNER
There are few destinations in the world that give homage to coffee in a way that even Angelo Moriondo would be proud of; the state of Veracruz is definitely one of them. This region of Mexico is very well known for its coffee production and the gorgeous hacienda style coffee plantation experiences that visitors come from around the globe to enjoy. Known for its privileged location, the state capital of Veracruz has been a point of interest from prehispanic times to date. Due to the fact that this area was first inhabited by the Otomi people, there are many archeological sites to visit in and around the state. Another relevant fact is that since there are still many Otomi people in the area, indigenous inspired specialty dishes like molotes, tumbada style rice, traditional tamales and of course, an amazing wealth of seafood is always à la carte. In addition, travelers can also see some of the best-preserved expressions of colonial architecture such as the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of Xalapa and other monumental structures.
Our Fiesta Inn Veracruz Malecon which sists at the boardwalk and features amazing amenities. This property is well known and beloved by local business men and women who often make this their top recommendation for business travel to the area. With its beautiful colonial façade this property sits a mere three minutes away from the historic downtown area. This hotel is incredibly convenient for hosting meetings or events due to its versatile spaces and location. Featuring an outdoor pool, a gym and even accommodating for babies, this property offers a delightful way to spend some time in the city of Veracruz.
Boca del Rio
We offer plenty of options for you to stay in but we think one of your best choices to hang your Veracruz style hat is our Grand Fiesta Americana Veracruz. With its modern yet very organic look, this hotel features incredibly high ceilings and multiple spaces to sit and enjoy the sea breeze. If you decide not to join us as a guest in this property, you should at least swing by the lobby bar where you can find specialty cocktails like the infamous Roca Roca drink with splendid views of the ocean. This traditional Grand Fiesta Americana property boasts ample spaces with luminous foyers and cozy corners to gather or meet with other travelers. The business center’s luminous foyers and meeting rooms are freshly renovated have brand new screens, audio visual equipment that are operated by hotel staff upon request.
With its perfect location, this beach front property tends to guests that are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed stay in the beautiful city of Veracruz. Notable for having both an indoor and outdoor pool, a Kan SPA, and wellness center, the hotel offers guests way more than just a regular stay at the beach. Romantic dinners under the stars with special lighting and decorations are just one of many requests guest services can provide during your stay. There is also a perfectly curated boutique where you can find anything from formal attires to the simple personal necessities you might have forgotten at home. And if you bring your kids, just like all of our properties in this category, we have a lot of activities for them to do too. Needless to say, this Grand Fiesta Americana is no exception to the rule, we outdoor activities for our young guests to play, snack and spend some time with other kids with adult supervision at all times.
One other noteworthy hotel in the state of Veracruz at Boca del Rio is the Fiesta Inn Boca del Rio. This property is located in the heart of the hotel district and it offers a very comfortable experience. Even though this hotel has all the amenities you might be expecting like a gym, pool, and of course bars and restaurants in-house, it has a very unique character. The Fiesta Inn Boca del Rio is a more consistent property with what you know to expect from all our Fiesta Inns. This Boca del Rio location covers all the necessary services so that you would be able to deem it appropriate for both business and leisurely stays.
Nestled between volcanoes and a cloud forest, Xalapa’s distinguished colonial architecture and lush vegetation give way to experiences that have captured the attention of travelers for centuries. We understand that sometimes you just need to get in and out of a destination, this is why we also have exceptionally practical properties in the city of Xalapa like the Fiesta Inn Xalapa, the hotel one Xalapa Las Animas, and Gamma Xalapa Nubara Hotels which are located conveniently in the commercial focused areas of the city. The Fiesta Inn Xalapa is minutes away from museums, university campuses, the stadium and is close to many of the city’s main attractions. This Fiesta Inn is also a convenient 15-minute drive from the airport which makes it ideal for business travel to the area. On the other hand, our extraordinarily rated hotel one Xalapa Las Animas offers practical spaces in a wonderful location. Also located a cool 15-minute drive from the airport and just 10 minutes away from the city’s main bus station it is very easy to get to no matter what your preferred method of transportation is. This hotel is located in the vicinity to most government office buildings, making it ideal for anyone looking to attend to a meeting at one of the state capital offices. Additionally, this hotel is just a short way away from the areas of XICO, Coatepec and Jalcomulco which are filled with culture and folklore and are very close to the city of Xalapa.
Orizaba is a place that offers many leisurely options you may enjoy at any time of the year and it is only a one hour and a half drive from Veracruz. Our hotel in Orizaba, Gamma Orizaba features warmth with a local flavor. You will be fascinated by new and authentic experiences in locally influenced spaces that highlight traditional richness. Allow yourself to be surprised with fun visits to the zoo, a music museum dedicated to the beloved composer Cri Cri, or taking in a panoramic view of this magical town on the cableway. This picturesque little town sits in the bottom of the Pico de Orizaba Mountain and with its Spanish style architecture tells the story of the commercial beginnings of the then called New Spain.
As you can see, we have plenty of options for all kinds of travel interests in the state of Veracruz. From the port of Veracruz, to Boca del Río and the beautiful Xalapa city, this is a state of Mexico worth experiencing. We are eager to welcome you, your family and your colleagues to this remarkable destination.