This article is from the March 2002 The Mexico File newsletter.
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Veracruz Travel Information 


Hotel Posada Doña LaLa. Telephone 01152 288 42580. The best of the two hotels in town, nicely located by the square and river. Rooms are pretty good and the restaurant is excellent. A single or double costs $24-28US. 

Santiago Tuxtla

Hotel Castellanos. Telephone 01152 294 70200. Circular, semi-modern building facing the zocaló. Comfortable rooms in the $25US range. 


Hotel Catemaco. Telephone 01152 294 30203. Adequate hotel with balcony rooms overlooking the town plaza. Nice restaurant with sidewalk tables draws an interesting crowd. Color satellite TV. Rooms are $35-45US. 

Hotel Playa Azul. Telephone 01152 294 30001. Email . A mile east of town on the lake. Large, vegetated property with a peacock mascot which roams the grounds. Rooms are modern, single story. Swimming pool, steam baths, various treatments are offered. Famed ornithologist and bird guide William Schaldach has a house on the property where he resides. Rooms are not inexpensive in the $60-90 range. 

Nanciyaga. Telephone 01152 294 30199. Site of Medicine Man film, very peaceful, lush and beautiful with rustic cabins for rent on the water’s edge. Holistic treatments available, good restaurant. I recommend it for a couple of days. Cabins for $40.