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San Juan de Ulúa
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San Juan de Ulúa
San Juan de Ulúa is a popular place to visit from most resort destinations in Cancún or Playa del Carmen. It's also known as Castle of San Juan de Ulúa. This huge and impressive complex of fortresses, prisons and a former palace is located in the Gulf of Mexico overlooking the seaport of Veracruz, Mexico.
Mandinga Lake
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Mandinga Lake
Mandinga Lake is a body of water located just outside the Mexican port city Veracruz. Its serene scenery and abundance of colorful birds make the lake a popular spot for sightseeing tours.
Laguna Catemaco
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Laguna Catemaco
Laguna Catemaco is a lake located in south central Veracruz, in east central Mexico. The lake is a famous local fishing spot, with the most popular catch being 'pepescas', relatively small freshwater fish. Laguna Catemaco is also known for its 'monkey island', which is home to a substantial stump-tailed macaque population.
Acuario de Veracruz
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Acuario de Veracruz
Acuario de Veracruz is a huge aquarium featuring many exhibitions on sea life, including dolphin shows, shark habitats, penguins, jellyfish and more. It is located in Veracruz, Mexico.
El Tajín
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El Tajín
El Tajín is a pre-Columbian archeological site in southern Mexico and one of the largest and most important cities of the Classic era of Mesoamerica. El Tajín flourished from 600 to 1200 CE, and during this time numerous temples, palaces, and pyramids were built, the most famous of which is the Pyramid of the Niches. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992, due to its cultural importance and its architecture, and the site is a massive draw for cultural sightseers, attracting 386,406 visitors in 2017.

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