Hotel Candilejas de Veracruz
Travel Blogs from Veracruz
... on hold now for a few weeks as we have the next lot of “partials” coming up. But I think the idea is to escape the weekend they finish which will be at the end of the month. There is a lovely looking place next to Acapulco but it seems quite hard to find decent hotels there so we may end up in Acapulco…..not ideal but as it is just a weekend escape I guess I will cope! ...
... of Veracruz, and perhaps Mexico as well. There were lots of joggers - hot as it may be on a Friday morning - but surely it is those whose weekend started on a Friday who could afford the time and energy to jog.
Veracruz city is quite well spread out and not too busy. The bus diverted inland for a few kilometers to ply a major road before heading out to the coast again. All along, the sign for "Acuario" could be seen, so it must be a major attraction for ...
... disarray. In true Mexican manner, we adapted and met as many parties as we could, even those designated for the next day (I will explain why later) and those with no prior appointment.
One of the unscheduled appointments I had was with the famed shaman from Nanciyaga, who were represented in a large booth offering the services of their resort. I got my ritualistic cleansing, and individual attention, from the same shaman who attended to the group ...
... catch about my choice was that we had be down by the lake side by 6.30 am, which as I recalled, is still dark.So it was when I rushed to the set of kayaks only to find out I was the third or fourth person there. I was slow to learn to adjust to Mexico timing. The sun had started to light up the distant sky by the time everyone appeared (some with coffee in their hands - come on this is adventure!).
We each had a single sit-on-top kayak (Johnson ...
... in just over an hour. It is a bird observatory, but not what I had in mind, meaning hidden in some secluded forest or overlooking a wide expanse of water. Instead it was located right beside a soccer field with a game in full swing, complete with spectators downing Corona's, concession stands and loud music. It turned out that the observatory was more for raptors for whom thermals and air currents are more important than silence and seclusion.
The birding experts ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed