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Catemaco Lake Tours

Catemaco Lake
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. 
Address: Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico
Admission: $10
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Catemaco and Los Tuxtlas Natural Adventure Day Trip

Venture deep into the great outdoors during this action-packed day trip, which makes it easy to escape the city. You’ll have personalized attention from a private guide as you cover four different stops, from the largest head of the Olmec civilization to a secluded island inhabited by a lively monkey population. You’ll also climb to the top of a stunning waterfall and learn about Mexican biodiversity in an ecological park.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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CATEMACO AND LOS TUXTLAS TOUR FROM VERACRUZ OR BOCA DEL RIO

Take a day trip from Veracruz to enjoy the flora and fauna of the region. Visit a spectacular waterfall, El Salto de Eyipantla, and take a tour of a working tabacalero and watch the locals roll cigars. You will also take a boat tour through lagoon islands, including La Isla de los Monos, which is famous for its population of monkeys.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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  • 12 to 13 hours
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Mexico: Towards the Gulf!

HIGHLIGHTS Get to know Mexico City - the largest city in Latin America and a world-class cultural hub. Immerse in an impressive natural landscape of Grutas Tolantongo with its beautiful views of a majestic ravine, pools, caves, and springs of thermal water. Relax at the beach, see the first building constructed by Spanish in the Americas and enjoy the history of medieval Veracruz. See stunning waterfalls, take a boat trip to a monkey island and enjoy surrounding tropical wildlife in Catemaco. Take a cable-car or hike up the Cerro del Borrego and experience the great panorama of Orizaba Valley. Feel the evening vibes of Puebla - the city that except UNESCO-protected Historical Center features one of the best music and party scenes in Mexico. Watch the sunset from the top of The Great Pyramid of Cholula, the world's largest pyramid by volume topped by the 16th-century Virgen de Los Remedios church.
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  • 15 days
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Catemaco Lake and Los Tuxtlas Day Trip from Veracruz

Uncover the treasures of the Los Tuxtlas region on this guided day trip from Veracruz. See giant Olmec heads in the town of Santiago Tuxtla and learn about one of Mexico’s most ancient civilizations. In Catemaco, admire the beauty of Catemaco Lake before strolling through a nature park in Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve. Stop in San Andrés Tuxtla to visit a cigar factory, and see Salto de Eyipantla waterfall, a thundering cascade featured in many films.
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  • 12 hours
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