Xico and Coatepec Excursion October 2nd | Mexico Abroad Corporation

Cafe Xico & Coatepec

We begin our morning enjoying a fresh cup of coffee at “El Café-tal Apan” coffee plantation (outside of Coatepec).  During our one hour tour we see how coffee is grown and roasted. The plantation has a gift shop and museum of antiques to enjoy.

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cascada cropWe then head off towards the waterfalls. We   will walk down a ravine that is lined with a variety of orchids, coffee, citrus and banana trees. The path has a breath- taking lookout of the “Texolo” waterfall and the “Sierra Madres”. It is perfect to take photos.

“Texolo” waterfall has an amazing 250ft drop. It was filmed in movies such as “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and “Clear and Present Danger” (1994). We will also visit the 40 ft tall “Cascada de La Monja” (Nuns waterfall).
Our next stop is the little town of “Xico” with its charming cobblestone roads, colonial homes and a variety of small chapels.

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We will visit the Parish of Saint Mary Magdalene and tour the Saint Mary Magdalene´s dress museum.

mole photo xico“Xico” town is famous for its unique seasonings, sauces, liquors, breads and fine regional cooking. We will enjoy a sampling of local made moles (sauces that are made of more than 30 ingredients) before dining in our favorite restaurant in town.  After lunch, participants will have free time to walk around town, shop and take photos.

Coatepec

As we head back towards “Xalapa”, we will stop at the center of “Coatepec” also known as “Pueblo magico” (magic town).  “Coatepec” is popular for its flavorful coffee and abundance of orchids. We will  walk around the center to view the historic “Parque Miguel Hidalgo”, “San Jeronimo” Parish Church, City Hall and the popular “Plazuela El Zaguan” artisan alley.

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Information

Meeting point:

We will meet on Sunday, October 2th across from the “Los Sauces” bus stop in the park at 8:20a.m.

We will be arriving back at los Sauces anywhere between 6 and 7 pm.

What do I bring?

Our destination has a climate that is similar to “Xalapa”. Bring an umbrella or rain coat and wear comfortable walking shoes. Be sure to eat a good breakfast before we meet.

The total cost of this tour is $400.00 pesos.
*This price does not include lunch. Depending on your order, a (non-alcoholic) beverage and dish can cost anywhere from $85-$120 Pesos.
*This excursion price does include your transportation from “Los Sauces” to our destination and back to “Los Sauces”.
*You are responsible for transportation cost to and from your home from the bus stop. We are more than willing to help you with directions and transportation information to and from “Los Sauces”.

Feel free to invite friends and family 😉 The price is the same for all participants. All those who participate are required to be 18 years of age and sign a release form.  Please email us or post on the “signup sheet” a contact number and the names of all attendants in advance. This way we can have the proper number of guides for the tour. You will receive your confirmation and maps once your name appears on the “signup sheet”

We look forward to guiding you on our adventure to Xico and Coatepec.

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