Jalapa is a couple of hours easy drive from the state of Veracruz. The population is around 400,000. The city is was built on the slopes of a large tiered hill half way between the ocean and the mountains. Jalapa is the state capital, a well known University town and the business center for the region’s coffee and fruit growers. Jalapa is the second-largest city in the state after, the city of Veracruz.
Xalapa is “The Flower City”, the state capital, and a cultural center which conserves the traditional Colonial structure, but it also is a City with an intense social and economic life.
Jalapa or Xalapa is also known as “The Athens of Veracruz” because of it’s strong cultural influences of the Mayor Universities, a Multitude of high schools and Technical Sschools, Art Galleries, Folklore groups, Outstanding Anthropology and Science Museums, and The World Renowned Xalapa Symphony Orchestra. Among the must see tourist attractions is the Museum of Anthropology located in the downtown area. The Museum is dedicated to the archaeology of Veracruz state. The main pieces in The Museum are seven massive Olmec heads, the largest being over eight feet high.
So, whether you are looking for an authentic Mexican Vacation, or are planning to expatriate to Mexico, Xalapa is a must see destination for your travel. Come and enjoy the beauty of Mexico in Xalapa Veracruz.