This wonderful tour is the closest coffee region to the center of the country. Within these points you can learn about the origin and manufacturing process of a delicious cup of coffee; It is surrounded by natural sanctuaries, historical sites, and two Magical Towns.
The adventure begins in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz, with a stately historic center, full of Art Deco architecture buildings, discreet and elegant; Throughout the city, there is a wide range of specialty coffee shops, which will offer experiences on the coffee culture in the region. You can season the visit with a tour of the Xalapa Museum of Anthropology, which has 1,300 archaeological pieces on display, but with a safeguard of 29,000 remains, which makes it the second most important museum nationwide after the National Museum of Anthropology and History of Mexico City.
The next stop is Coatepec, but not before stopping at the Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden, a space dedicated to the investigation and preservation of the flora of the mountainous area.
Coatepec is the first Magical Town of Veracruz, located in the heart of the Bosque de la Niebla, with colonial architecture and products such as tall coffee and orchids, from which there are several museums to visit.
It is highly o recommended to take a tour of the coffee farms from the bush to the cup in the company of a specialized guide, where you will learn about its cultivation, harvest, and process, entering the region’s coffee farms and denomination of origin. To enjoy the incomparable Veracruz Mountain seasoning, visit one of the various restaurants and traditional kitchens in the center, with a wide variety of stews with shellfish, trout, pipianes, and sauces, as well as wood-fired bread and milk sweets.
Do not forget to take a tour of the city to see part of its 374 historical monuments declared by the INAH and buy handicrafts in the stores located in the first square.
Close your journey in Xico, full of mysticism, and visit some of its emblematic places such as the Temple dedicated to Santa María Magdalena as well as the Dress Museum in her honor; the Bullfighting Hall of Xico, and the Museum of the Xiqueño Dancer.
Enjoy its waterfalls that will surprise you, as well as the viewpoints that offer you a spectacular panoramic view of the waterfalls of the Texolo Waterfall, almost 80 meters high and surrounded by coffee trees and vegetation. It is considered a Ramsar Site, that is, cataloged as a space with unique flora species in the world, so you should not miss it.
On Calle Real, there is a wide range of liquors, bulls, coffee, mole, coffee wood crafts, cheeses, and handicrafts. Dinner at one of the many restaurants with typical food. You can spend the night in Xico since it has a varied offer of lodging.