What is there to do in Coatzacoalcos as a tourist?

The ruins and remains discovered near the mouth of the Coatzacoalcos River are said to be proof that the first people to dwell in this area were of the Olmec civilization. 

According to all the city's archaeological finds, the region was inhabited by a tribe of Nahuatl origin before the entrance of Europeans in pre-Hispanic areas back in the sixteenth century.

This territory, which included a sizable portion of what is now the state of Veracruz and a portion of the state of Tabasco, was referred to as the Ahualulcos, which translates as "land full of swamps."

The early nineteenth century is when the contemporary Coatzacoalcos was established, and it is stated that the initial settlement was situated on the right side of the river, where the Congregación de Allende is now located.

Years later, the name of this region underwent a change when Teodoro A. Dehesa, the governor, ordered that it be renamed to Villa de Puerto Mexico on July 3, 1900. This name change lasted until 1936, when Miguel Aleman, the governor of the territory, reinstated the former name of Coatzacoalcos.

Tourism in Coatzacoalcos

Check out the Malecon

There is nothing quite like strolling down this boardwalk, which is brimming with energy and the very soul of the city. Spanning 12 kilometers along the shore, the boardwalk is one of the area's top attractions because to the neighboring dances, bars, and nightclubs.

The Hemicycle to the Heroic Children, which is next to the Malecon and where you can see anti-aircraft cannons from World War II, is a great place to visit if you enjoy Mexican history.

Beach Las Barrillas

This beach is the most well-known in the area since it is situated on the city's waterfront and offers the greatest seafood in Coatzacoalcos as well as a variety of other activities including boat rides, ATV rides, and adrenaline-pumping gotcha fights.

Park at Jurassic Coatzacoalcos

All dinosaur enthusiasts should visit this location; both children and adults will love it and learn more about these extinct creatures while taking a trip in a small boat, climbing a wall, and rappelling. The trip lasts about an hour and is pretty reasonably priced.

Waterfall at Soteapan

The Soteapan Waterfall, which is another attraction you shouldn't miss, is a 2-hour drive away. Since this location is regarded as a jewel of nature in the state of Veracruz, you must descend some stairs that have several waterfalls. There is a viewpoint where you can admire the waterfall and the cave.

Museum of Lighthouses

This museum includes an exhibit on Olmec culture, pictures and artifacts related to the city's naval industry, and as if that weren't enough, it also has a small zoo with a children's workshop, various animal species, and a welcoming atmosphere for families. Don't worry about food because you are allowed to bring your own; instead, take advantage of the chance to see the jaguars and crocodiles that are housed there.

Park Ecological Jaguaroundi

This park provides canoe and kayak excursions as well as tours into the PEMEX-managed tropical jungle if you're seeking for adventurous sports. Bring your bug repellant, don't forget!