Comfort Inn Veracruz
Boulevard Manuel Avila Camacho
Phone: (52) 229 9231200
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The Acuario in the city of Veracruz is considered to be the largest aquarium in Latin America comprising of 9 fresh-water and 15 marine tanks. However, the major attraction of the aquarium is the large-shark tank and the ring-shaped tank where you can look at variety of fishes from the center.
A former fortified fort that was built to protect Port of Veracruz from pirates and attackers, the Baluarte de Santiago, today, houses a small collection of artifacts from pre-Hispanic and Colonial era.
San Juan de Ulúa is truly a treasure trove for all those who like to explore historic forts and monuments. This complex is a cluster of forts, prisons and castles that were built in 1565. Over the period of time it was refurbished and re-constructed several number of times. During the nineteenth century, it was used as a prison and many important and famous politicians were jailed here. For a short period of time, it was the Presidential Palace and renowned President Benito Juárez stayed here. However, the complex was neglected for a quite a long time and was later converted into a museum. Visitors can glance at the huge fortresses, prisons and other structures, barring the presidential palace that is still being renovated. While in town, do not miss on this important landmark.
The city Boca del Rio, (English translation Mouth of the River) gets its name from its location at the mouth of the river Jamapa River that enters the Gulf of Mexico. While in this city, you can visit museums like Agustín Lara House Museum and Buque Cañonero Guanajuato (naval museum) to explore the local history. The city also has World Trade Center Veracruz and various luxury hotels and restaurants in that vicinity. During summer, two carnivals called as Fiestas del Boca del Río are hosted where you can witness the entire town participating in the festivities. An interesting fact about Boca del Rio is that it is famous for making a huge seafood-filled fish and has an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records!
Nestled close to the eastern coast of Boca del Río, this beautiful structure is the temple of The Church of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church), formerly known as the Mormons. Featuring a magnificent white marble facade, Veracruz México Temple was the 93rd church built by them. Established in 2000, the church, along with a meeting house, occupies 3.39 acres (1.37 hectares). The temple alone spans 10,700 square feet (994.06 square meters), housing two sealing rooms and two ordinance rooms.
Antón Lizardo is a popular fishing pot in Veracruz state and the base of the nation's naval academy. Locals as well as tourists visit this town to soak up the sun at the beach or try out scuba diving. This small town provides a perfect recluse from the hustle-bustle of the main cities. But avoid the beaches on holidays when they are most crowded.