Just north of the seaport town of Veracruz is a stretch of stunningly beautiful beaches with green jungle-like vegetation.
The Emerald Coast, as it is known in English, is the name for the stretch between the towns of Papantia and Nautia.
Visitors come here to relax on the wide, clean, sandy beaches and enjoy the calm waters.
The water in this area is typically perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving as the waves are usually calm.
Fishing is also popular. There are a number of campgrounds and hotels along the beach and the nearby highway is dotted with small restaurants, cafes, and farmers’ market-style stands selling a variety of fresh foods.