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Cofre de Perote the 4274-metre high volcano, and Pico de Orizaba which is Mexico's highest peak at 5611 metres are the source of many rivers. You can hike both these peaks, along trails that wind through tropical jungle and up to alpine scenery.
Cordoba pop: 150,000 alt: 924 meters  IN THE south-central highlands
'CORR-do-ba' 125 km from Veracruz 200 km from Xalapa The principal buildings (architecturally and historically speaking) are found in the heart of the city.
On August 24, 1821 the historic treaty that ceded independence to New Spain and led to a free Mexico 3 years later was signed here. 
Founded in 1618 to stop black slaves attacking travelers between Mexico city and Coast
is known as “The City of the 30 Knights”.


 Plaza de Armas  or town square is regularly used by all generations to dance their  danzón accompanied by sound systems. Everything of interest is near this Zocolo. The town nickname is "little rainy one" for frequent rains which provide hydropower and rich crop harvests.

Also on the zocolo is the City Hall, which is constructed in the style of Toscano-Florentino; the Parochial Church of the Immaculate Conception where, besides the splendid altar it contains many precious sculptures and paintings;


FOOD Cevallo’s Portal, dated from the XVII century: a place where the people meet to drink an excellent cup of coffee or one “Mini-Julep”, drink prepared with wine and mint.

LEGEND The Mulatto Woman of Cordoba

Places To STAY    
Cordoba Hotels by hoteles.com.mx 

Córdoba Hotels by zonaturistica

Av. Uno No. 2731, Córdoba, Veracruz
  54 Habitaciones y 2 Suites tel. 712-4957 712-5958
Las Magnolias B&B
Las Quintas s/n
Veracruz 94500
  Las Magnolias B&B user reviews at tripadvisor


Orizaba/Cordoba VE Mexico >> Radio / TV Stations on the Internet
89.5 30kW XHFTI - Laser 89 - Fortin de las Flores VE MX
92.1 - XHPG - La Radio a Colores - Fortin de las Flores VE MX

FORTIN DE LAS FLORES:  6 km from Cordoba is famous for the tropical flowers grown by virtue of the propitious weather and greenhouses and export market.
Places To STAY
Av. 1 No. 305 esq. Calle 7
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz.
23 rooms
(271) 713-1350
Av. 2 Oriente No. 503
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz.
43 rooms
(271) 713-0033
Av. 2 No. 210 entre Calles 5 y 7
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz.
104 rooms
(271) 713-0055
Av. 3 No. 105
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz
6 rooms
(271) 713-2298
Av. 2 Pte. y Calle 4
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz.
9 rooms
(271) 713-1303
Carr. México-Veracruz Km. 333
Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz
22 rooms
(271) 713-0658


Huatusco  south-central highlands

 Huatusco is an Italian agricultural outpost in the late 19th century. You can still find minestra soup, Italian bread and a local version of mortadella 

Places To STAY
Huatusco Hotels by zonaturistica
Las Cañadas   www.bosquedeniebla.com.mx/
Carretera Huatusco-Conejos Km. 2
  50 Habitaciones, 5 Suites y 10 Villas 
Km. 2 Carr.This pretty hotel is well-appointed and has a 9-hole golf course: Tel: (273)  41533, 41566 tel. 4-1376 4-1200 4-1533, 41200, 41317.


bosquedeniebla.com.mx Las Cañadas - Bosque de Niebla
 a private reserve covering 612 acres and is one of the last remaining areas of tropical cloud forest in the central area of the State of Veracruz. With the idea of setting aside the area for conservation and promoting its recovery, in 1995, the land use (cattle farming), was changed and since then we have planted close to 50,000 trees native to the area, such as liquidambar, ash, walnut, oaks, and plain trees.

Orizaba pop: 175,000 alt: 1219 meters South Central highlands
Orizaba is located 93 miles (151 km) from Veracruz, established in the XVI  century. For many years travelers from Veracruz City considered a visit to Orizaba obligatory. Its greatest colonial boom began in 1764 when a monopoly on the cultivation of tobacco for New Spain was cranted Estanco del Tabaco. A century of later, this area received massive investments in industrialization which laid the foundation for its place as a center of the worker's movement. Separated from Cordoba by the Metlac Ravine its nearby sister City have played complementary roles with Orizaba being the commercial center of the rich agriculture lands surrounding it and the Papaloapan River.


The Municipal Palace The striking Palacio Municipal off the north-west corner of Parque del Castillo. The city hall, divided into two buildings: an antique building (an unique iron construction made in Belgium, art nouveau and transported in 1894), and a new building, designed under the neoclassic influence.

State Art Museum  exhibits a wide collection of pieces made by Mexican artists and foreigners "traveling artists in Veracruz." They are kept in a magnificent religious construction dated from the XVIII century. The 700 works in the permanent collection include enough works for one gallery devoted to the work of Diego Rivera.

  • Del Carmen Convent, which was built in XVIII
  • The Centro Educativo Obrero (Educational Center for Workers),  Neo-Classic style building; mural with revolutionary themes, painted in 1926 by Jaliscan most famous native artist, Jose Clemente Orozco
  • The Temple and Convent de La Concordia
  • Nogales, a small town which has a beautiful lagoon, and the Ojo de Agua and El Rincon de las Doncellas Spas (11km from Orizaba )
Zarela speaks

"this city has the most varied gastronomic scene of any place in the centro sur." 

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FOOD: Garden vegetables with meals are standard unlike elsewhere in Mexico. An industrial city where natives referred to as chayoteros (chayote eaters) Cerviceria Brewery is huge


Pico de Orizaba is the third highest peak in North America ( 18,851 feet); it is located in the rich state of Veracruz, and climbing it is an amazing experience. Go to Piedra Grande Hut at Pico de Orizaba

volcanolive.com/mexico.html || Pico de Orizaba
Volcanoes of Mexico

Ron Mader's Mexico volcanoes page

Mexico's Volcanoes

Get to know Mexico's Volcano zone of 22 volcanoes including 
Pico de Orizaba

Places To STAY  
Orizaba Hotels by zonaturistica  
  prodigyweb.net.mx/ fcascada/index.html  
Holiday Inn
Oriente 6 No. 464 Col. Centro
Orizaba Veracruz 94300
Rooms 77 Holiday Inn Orizaba user reviews at tripadvisor
Fiesta Inn
Oriente # 6 No. 892 Centro Orizaba
Veracruz 94300
   Fiesta Inn Orizaba user reviews at tripadvisor
Hotel Pluviosilla
Poniente 7 # 163
Orizaba, Veracruz 94300

Tel: 011-52-272-55300
Newly remodeled, this hotel is a good value and has a wonderful restaurant, La Fuente


Orizaba-Cordova-bunker foto tour by aventuraextrema.com translated to English by google



Crossroad City between the mix of Veracruz and the old Mayan world of Oaxaca 
Puebla, a city located just east of Mexico City, has played an important role in the nation's history: The only Mexican victory over foreign invaders took place there when Maximilian's French Foreign Legion was defeated on 5 May 1862 (now celebrated as Cinco de Mayo throughout Mexico).

Puebla has more than 60 churches (including its grand 16th-century cathedral) and a "secret convent" (it remained active after convents and monasteries were outlawed in 1857). It's known for palm-leaf crafts, tiles, pottery and mole poblano, a rich chocolate and chili sauce that was first prepared there.


Puebla by frommers.com
Puebla The Town
Yet this is as historic a city as any in Mexico, and certainly in the centre there's a remarkable concentration of interest - a fabulous cathedral , a "hidden" convent , museums and colonial mansions - while the mountainous country round about is in places startlingly beautiful. Nevertheless, Puebla is unlikely to tempt you into staying particularly long and in a couple of leisurely days (or one packed day) you can see the best of the city and nearby Cholula .

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Hotels in Puebla
    Crowne Plaza Puebla Puebla from  $113.00  USD  
    Fiesta Inn Puebla Las Animas Puebla from  $65.00  USD  
    Holiday Inn Centro Historico Puebla from  $80.50  USD  
More Hotels in Puebla >>Hotels in Puebla

Puebla by travelNow

 5 Puebla options at lodging.com


Located about 130 km (81 miles) east of Mexico City. This beautiful colonial city, built in 1532, is one of the oldest European settlements in Latin America with 70 beautifully preserved churches. The city is also a shopper’s dream, known for such handicrafts as ceramics, glassware, and pottery


Cinco de Mayo marked the turning point in the reclamation of middle America's glorious pre-Columbian history. North America's preeminent Mexican-America holiday but no where is the celebration more exuberant than here at Puebla la heroica fireworks, sham battles w/ fruit as ammunition, dance parties, and patriotic foods featuring mole dishes 

Tlaxcala by Frommers
Tlaxcala by travelNow


40km (25 miles) north of Puebla and 120km (75 miles) east of Mexico City, is the capital of Mexico's smallest state. Tlaxcalan warriors allied with Cortez against the Aztec and were essential in his victory. Tlaxcalan chiefs were the first to be baptized by the Spaniards

Just over half a mile from the town center is the famed Ocotlán Sanctuary, constructed after Juan Diego Bernardino claimed to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary on that site in 1541