Xalapa Is A Must Visit When In Mexico!
Xalapa is a beautiful city with impressive historical constructions that you can appreciate in any corner of its streets. In Xalapa, it’s more common to do the typical tours to the main buildings, cultural centers and the most popular parks. For this, we recommend you to take the guided tour in the Macuiltepetl Ecological Park, which is open every day of the year from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM. In the park you can enjoy an entertaining show with trained birds or you can go to the wildlife museum filled with a variety of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Although the main focus of the park is the viewpoint at the top of the Macuiltepetl hill, where you will be awed by the panoramic view of the city.
You cannot miss the Museum of Anthropology of Xalapa, one of the most important museums in Mexico which has an amazing collection of works and objects from the main pre-hispanic cultures of the gulf and southeast of Mexico, as well as an extensive exhibition about the indigenous groups of the state of Veracruz. The museum has guided night tours that will make you enter through a magical and mysterious atmosphere.
Other museums that are worth a visiting are Casa Xalapa, with a charming rural style full of exhibits on the history of the city of Xalapa. The Lencero, an old farm converted into a museum that shows you the furniture, objects and memories typical of the time when it was built.
And, the Interactive Museum of Xalapa, a modern cultural complex full of activities, scientific and technological games perfect for a day of family fun.
After you've done all that, you can spend a quiet night while walking through the Gonzales Aparicio Alley, one of the busiest areas of the city in night time. There, you will have different options depending on your mood, like bars, lounges, clubs and cafeterias open every day of the week until dawn. Drink a beer at the Urban Center, a plaza full of bars and restaurants where people usually go to after a long day of work just to share a good moment between friends.
As an extra tip, if you are looking to take the most memorable pic of your holidays, you can do it next to the beautiful murals that surround the city. They are one of a kind!