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Veracruz, Estado de Veracruz-Llave, Mexico

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How much money will you need for your trip to Veracruz? You should plan to spend around M$2,029 ($119) per day on your vacation in Veracruz, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, M$825 ($48) on meals for one day and M$474 ($28) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Veracruz for a couple is M$1,811 ($106). So, a trip to Veracruz for two people for one week costs on average M$28,405 ($1,663). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Veracruz for one week usually costs around M$14,203 for one person. So, a trip to Veracruz for two people costs around M$28,405 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs M$56,810 in Veracruz. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Veracruz can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Veracruz? How much money do I need for Veracruz?

How much does a trip to Veracruz cost? Is Veracruz cheap or expensive? The average Veracruz trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Veracruz prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Veracruz
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Veracruz is M$906. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Veracruz is M$1,811. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Veracruz

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Veracruz based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $35. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Veracruz
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Veracruz is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent M$474 per person, per day, on local transportation in Veracruz.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Veracruz
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Rental Cars in Veracruz
The price of renting a car in Veracruz will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Veracruz
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Veracruz can vary, the average cost of food in Veracruz is M$825 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Veracruz should cost around M$330 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Veracruz is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Veracruz
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  • Entertainment and activities in Veracruz typically cost an average of M$245 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Veracruz
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  • The average person spends about M$287 on alcoholic beverages in Veracruz per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Veracruz On a Budget
Veracruz Veracruz, Mexico
Veracruz is the name of both a state and city in the country of Mexico. Locals often call the city "Puerto" (port) in order to differentiate the city from the state. The general area runs along the Gulf of Mexico and encompasses ruins, old colonial cities, lush green mountains, and delicious seafood.
The climate throughout the state of Veracruz is very hot and humid, which makes for a beautiful lush, green landscape, especially in the southern part of the state. The northern stretch of coast, above Veracruz the city, is known as the Emerald Coast and is spotted with fine beaches and opportunities for beach camping. The most popular beach town is Tecolutla, featuring a number of beach resorts and access to fine-sand beaches with gentle surf, like Playa Oriente. There is also a Marine Museum, Aquarium, and a conservation group that hatches and releases sea turtles.

Additional locations throughout the state are known for their history and architecture. Tlacotalpan, for example, was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architecture and colonial-era layout. Another well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site is El Tajin, which encompass ruins of sacred buildings where ceremonies and religious sporting events were once held. The architecture features Maya and Oaxacan influences, boasting several important pyramids, monumental platforms, and ball courts.

A few other popular locations include the cities of Veracruz, Xalapa, and Catemaco. Veracruz is best known for its culture, which is at its peak during the nightlife scene with plenty of music, food, and dancing. Xalapa is a college town with beautiful colonial architecture, and is home to an Archaeological Museum that showcases the cultures of Veracruz. Catemaco is a hub for ecotourism with access to lakes, rivers, waterfalls, the Gulf Coast, mangroves, and opportunities for bird watching. However, it is also famous for being Mexico's capital of witchcraft and sorcery, host to the annual National Congress of Sorcerers each March, and inhabited by people who largely put their faith in ancient rituals and magic. Visitors are likely to find markets here that specialize in the esoteric and occult.
Veracruz is one of the larger cities in the state of the same name. The area of the city most frequented by visitors is the downtown, located near the harbor, which especially comes to life at night with Cuban music and dancing at many coastal bars and restaurants. Another significant location in the state of Veracruz is the state capital and beautiful college town of Xalapa, which boasts colonial architecture in the highlands just above the coast. Catemaco is a well-known destination for ecotourism and also the center of witchcraft and sorcery in Mexico. Other popular towns and cities include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tlacotalpan, the location of the signing of the Mexican Independence Treaty with Spain at Cordoba, Mexico's coffee capital at Coatepec, the city of Orizaba, the El Tajin ruins near Papantla, and the city of Poza Rica de Hidalgo.

Veracruz features a climate that make visitors flock to beaches and hope for the relief of a coastal breeze, but that climate also makes for stunning green landscapes and scenery. There are plenty of outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and swimming that can be done all along the Veracruz coast, as well as opportunities for seeing wildlife.

Additionally, Veracruz is a great place to experience a unique blend of cultures-Cuban, Spanish, Afro-Carribbean-prevalent in the region's food, music, architecture, and history. Take advantage of Veracruz's authentic cuisine, enjoy the ethnic music, and spend time exploring each town and city. There are plenty of attractions, from colonial architecture to ancient ruins, worth sight-seeing.
Food and Dining
Veracruz, the city, is especially famous throughout Mexico for its seafood feasts. The Cuban and African influences are stronger here than on the Pacific coast and the seafood plates often resemble flavors of Cuban dishes. While the best seafood restaurants are likely in the city, plenty can be found up and down the Gulf coast. Spanish and Afro-Caribbean cuisine are also big influences. Some typical dishes include things like octopus and red snapper (called "huachinango") prepared a la "veracruzana" (in a tomato-olive based sauce), "arroz a la tumbada" (tumbled rice), and "caldo de mariscos" (seafood soup). Other favorites include "pollo encacahuatado" (chicken in peanut sauce), "mondogo" (tripe soup), baked plantains, fresh fruit drinks, and cafe con leche. In Veracruz, whether you order food from a street cart or a fancy restaurant, the food will be full of flavor.

The city of Veracruz is served by General Heriberto Jara International Airport, which only operates direct U.S. flights from Houston via United Airlines or Dallas via American Airlines. More options are available from other Mexican cities, including Mexico City, which is located about 5.5-6 hours driving west of the city (or a 1-hour flight). Buses to Veracruz are available from the Mexico City TAPO terminal.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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