The Port of Coatzacoalcos is an important industrial port and heart of the region’s petrochemical industry. While it is not a well-known tourist destination, it has ample infrastructure and services to support conventions at its Zabludosky-designed convention center and theater. The Port of Coatzacoalcos offers culture, music, and cuisine second to none on Mexico’s eastern shores. The city specializes in preparing delicious seafood.
The Port of Coatzacoalcos’s climate is very comfortable, averaging about 25ºC (77ºF) throughout the year. Rainy season lasts about two or three months, but the rest of the year is full of sun, which is great for sun tanning at the beach. Boat trips and tours in the Bay are available, and the ships with clear bottoms are especially popular.
In a forested landscape with rich plant and animal life, the area around the Port of Coatzacoalcos is an ecological tourist’s dream. Near the city are beautiful parks and other areas with many breathtaking waterfalls. Local native peoples will guide you through this tropical paradise.
The Port of Coatzacoalcos is also in an important historic region. In fact, its name comes from the ancient Olmec culture that thrived here from 1400 to 400 BC. Several archaeological zones are nearby that document the flourishing culture of the ancient peoples. Ten of 17 Olmec heads were found nearby in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán, and other priceless artifacts were discovered in Azuzul that rival anything found in Egypt.