Top attractions in La Antigua
Our most recommended things to do in La Antigua
1. From Veracruz: Quiahuiztlan, Cempoala & La Antigua Tour
Learn about the history of Mexico on a guided day tour. Your tour includes three major sites. Quiahuiztlán, which means “place of the rain,” is named due to the natural runoff in the hilltop of Metates, resembling petrified rain in basaltic rock. It was simultaneously a city, cemetery, and fort. In addition, you will get to explore the site considered the capital of the Totonac Empire, Cempoala. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the center of the state. The town of Antigua is historically important as it was the site of the first encounter between Spanish and Indians. Here you will visit the ruins of the Cortes house and the Rosary chapel, the first Catholic chapel in Mexico.
2. Veracruz: Full-Day Boat Ride and Tour of La Antigua
Enjoy a day filled with culture, history, and fun for the whole family on this boat and walking tour of La Antigua and the Huitzilapan river. Meet your guide at the Mexican Hispanic Club in La Antigua and hop on board for a ride down the historical Hutzilapan. Learn about the exciting history of the area, and discover the house of Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. Embark on a pleasant exploratory walk towards the mouth of the river where you can continue your stroll down the beach or along the river's shore.
3. Chachalacas: ATV & Dunes With La Antigua
Join this journey to Chachalacas Beach, where 550 acres of sand dunes offer excitement to visitors. Enjoy spectacular views of the ocean that will make you want to stay and relax for the whole day. Have fun on a quad bike as you drive through the sand dunes and feel the adrenaline running throughout your body. Your journey continues with a visit to the small town of La Antigua. Learn about the history of the first city council and church in all of Mexico and see the house of Spanish Conquistador, Hernan Cortes.
4. From Veracruz: Guided Tour of Region's Landmarks and Relics
Start the tour at 8:00 AM with a convenient pickup from your hotel. Drive 1.5 hours to Quiahuiztlan, a city famed for its deep history of Totonac culture. Take time to admire the city’s unique landscape, structures, and cemeteries. See the city’s mall before moving onto the next destination. Visit Cempoala, a Mesoamerican archeological site in Úrsulo Galván for an informative guided tour. With its many outstanding gardens, lush vegetation, and relics, the history of the site will truly be all around you. Next, go back in time in La Antigua, where Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés founded the first city hall in the New World. See Mexico's first chapel and visit the grounds of Cortés's house, originally built in the 16th century. Made with river stone and coral, the building is now covered by centuries-old trees making for a fascinating sight. Enjoy the spectacular landscape and phenom...
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