From Veracruz: Catemaco, Nature, Waterfalls & Monkeys Tour


From Veracruz: Catemaco, Nature, Waterfalls & Monkeys Tour

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Explore Catemaco and the Tuxtlas. Visit the largest Olmec head in the region, the waterfall El Salto de Eyipantla, and the island of the monkeys.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Your hotel lobby in Veracruz at 8 AM


  • Admire colossal stone heads found in the region, in Santiago Tuxtla
  • Learn about the cigar making process at a factory in San Andres Tuxtla
  • Admire the panoramic views of the 40 m El salto de Eyipantla waterfall
  • Take a boat trip between lagoon islands, including La Isla de los Monos
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in Veracruz at 8 AM and take a 2.5-hour drive to Santiago Tuxtla. First, pay a visit to the largest Olmec Stone Head in the region. Next, set off to Eyipantla, where you will find El Salto de Eyipantla, a spectacular waterfall which is more than 50 m high and 40 m wide. Explore this Tuxtla Biosphere Reserve, and enjoy direct contact with nature while you descend the 244-step staircase that takes you to the waterfall. Don't worry, every 15 steps there is a space to rest. When you reach the bottom, be amazed by the magnitude of the crashing water and enjoy a packed lunch (not provided) amongst mulatto trees and fauna of this region. Finally, visit Catemaco, a village next to the magnificent lagoon which is home to shamans, sorcerers, and healers. Enjoy a boat ride through the lagoon, visiting the spider monkey island, macaque island, and heron island. At the end of the day, take a 3-hour return drive back to Veracruz where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Veracruz
  • Visit to the largest Olmec stone head in the region
  • Entry to wonderfull Eyipantla waterfall
  • Boat trip through the lagoon of Catemaco
  • Tour guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Shaman visit
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with reduced mobility
  • You will descend 244 steps and climb 244 steps to reach the part closest to the waterfall; there is no elevator
  • It is recommended to have breakfast before the tour
  • Please bring additional cash if you want to purchase souvenirs or food
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November 5, 2021

Excelente viaje muy recomendable el guía muy amable

November 10, 2019


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