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  • Address: Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico
  • Admission: $10

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Catemaco Lake Tours

Catemaco Lake is a natural wonderland for travelers who love the outdoors. Whether it’s joining one of the thousands of fishermen casting lines into the 22-meter-deep waters, or hiring a boat to explore the surrounding sites, Catemaco is a still undeveloped Mecca perfect for spending a sunny afternoon.

This rustic freshwater lake in south central Veracruz was formed by a natural lava flow from the nearby San Marin Tuxtla volcano. Its chilly waters and the fertile foothills that surround it offer plenty of options for outdoor exploring. Travelers can hire a local boat and paddle into the depths of Catemaco Lake before washing ashore Monkey Island, where playful primates swing freely between towering emerald green trees. Or they can head to nearby Nanciyaga Ecological Reserve for a refreshing swim in the peaceful lagoon, followed by relaxing mud massages and a dip in the hot springs. 

Practical Info

The lake is located in the heart of the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, about 100 miles south of Vera Cruz City. Buses leave from the main station and cost about $10 per person for the 8-hour round-trip ride. 

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Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Natural Adventure Day Trip, Veracruz, null
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Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Natural Adventure Day Trip

This is one of the most popular attractions in Veracruz. Take a break of the city in this full day tour and see a great variety of natural landscapes to ...  Read more

Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.25
Catemaco Lake and Los Tuxtlas Day Trip from Veracruz, Veracruz, Day Trips
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Catemaco Lake and Los Tuxtlas Day Trip from Veracruz

Discover both the history and natural beauty of the Veracruz area on this full-day tour to the region of Los Tuxtlas. With visits to three towns — Santiago ...  Read more

Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00

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