and a view of the lake. Its restaurant, Tierra de Tucanes, serves good local food and is one of the few restaurants on the lakefront which stays open later than 7PM *
also migrated out of the Catemaco area as residents move to other places such as Ciudad Juárez to work. Although the sorcery is a main attraction, it is not promoted as part of Halloween or Day of the Dead . The main event for practitioners is the annual Congreso Nacional
de Brujos de Catemaco (officially called the Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanías Mágica because of objections from the Catholic Church) . The main event is the opening, on the first Friday of March. This begins with a “black mass” on the edge of Lake Catemaco bby the “brujo mayor” (loosely translated as “high witch or sorcerer”), which attracts up to 5,000 people. The event was founded in the 1970s by former brujo mayor Gonzalo Aguirre and today attracts around 200 shamans, healers (curanderos), herbalists, psychics and fortune tellers. It also brings in as much as three million pesos (Mexican peso) to the local economy. The popularity of the brujos and the event has created problems as well. Many con artists have taken advantage of the situation, making the finding of genuine practitioners difficult.
and a view of the lake. Its restaurant, Tierra de Tucanes, serves good local food and is one of the few restaurants on the lakefront which stays open later than 7PM * *
by coffee and green chili peppers, but beans, rice, watermelons, oranges, mangos and coconuts are also grown. The local gastronomy is characterized by its ranching and fishing activities (both fresh and salt water) . Common ingredients include tegogolos, a fresh water snail said to be an aphrodisiac, freshwater eels, tochogobi (a type of mojarra) and pork
known in Mexico and attracts clients from various walks of life, including businessmen and national level politicians. Catemaco holds an annual event in March dedicated to sorcery which can draw up to 5,000 visitors. The city left thumb Breakwater boardwalk along Lake Catemaco (File:RoadAlongLakeCatemaco.JPG) The city of Catemaco is located in southern Veracruz, about 160 km from the port of Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) and 220 km from the state capital of Xalapa.
is no mining and no major industry. Handcrafts are made, mostly guitars called jarana jarochas (often decorated with snail and seashells) and decorative items for the tourist trade. The most important commercial activity is tourism, mostly centered in the city of Catemaco. The area attracts mostly Mexican visitors, with the busiest times being traditional vacation periods such as Holy Week (Holy Week in Mexico), some parts of summer and long
by pigs and domestic fowl. Next is fishing. Lake Catemaco is one of the most productive in Mexico, but large net fishing is prohibited in order avoid overfishing. However, over 2,000 fishermen earn a subsistence living capturing about 2,000 tons each year. Main catches include tilapia (an introduced species), a sardine called topote and a fresh water snail called tegogolo. The most important crops are corn, followed
of Popoluca (Mixe–Zoque languages). Outside the seat, the main communities are Sontecomapan (pop. 2,413), La Victoria (1,842), Zapoapan de Cabañas (1,382) and San Juan Seco de Valencia (1,237). The municipality has 166 schools that mostly serve students from the preschool to high school vocational level with some adult and special education. There are fifteen libraries but a 17.1% illiteracy rate. The municipality has 204 km of major roadways, mostly state-maintained local highways. The most important road is Federal Highway 180, which connects the municipality primarily to San Andrés Tuxtla. There are no rail lines. Geography and environment thumb Looking towards Lake Catemaco from the Xococapan Tourist Ranch (File:Xococapan10.JPG) thumb Lake island filled with herons (File:Lake Catemaco23.JPG) thumb Spider monkey on island in Lake Catemaco (File:Lake Catemaco40.JPG) The municipality is located in the Los Tuxtlas mountain region in the south of Veracruz, a rugged area of recent volcanic origin. It is located in a valley between the San Martín Volcano and the Santa Marta mountain ranges, extending from Lake Catemaco to the Gulf of Mexico shore, with an average altitude of 340 meters above sea level. Most of the wild vegetation has been destroyed, with 391.6km2 used as pasture for animals, 50.8 km used for agriculture and 39.4km2 with secondary vegetation. Only 84.8km2 remains as rainforest and 81.2km2 is covered by water. The soil is poor in nutrients and highly susceptible to erosion. The remaining natural vegetation is high tropical perennial rainforest, giving way to wetland vegetation and mangroves near and on the Gulf coast. Native tree species include cedar, royal palm, palo de agua, ojite (Brosimum alicastrum), ojueta, marayo and rabo lagarto (Equisetum arvense). The Nanciyaga Ecological Reserve preserve most of what is left of the rainforest that enveloped Lake Catemaco. Wildlife include small mammals such as squirrels, armadillos, rabbits, weasels and raccoons. Many bird species inhabit the lake area including herons, owls, cardinals and more. Numbers are highest in December with the arrival of migratory species. Spider monkeys were extinct but have been reintroduced in the Lake Catemaco area.
on island in Lake Catemaco The municipality is located in the Los Tuxtlas mountain region in the south of Veracruz, a rugged area of recent volcanic origin. It is located in a valley between the San Martín Volcano and the Santa Marta mountain ranges, extending from Lake Catemaco to the Gulf of Mexico shore, with an average altitude of 340 meters above sea level. Most of the wild vegetation has
, such as the Tepepa Falls on the San Andrés River. The most important body of water in the municipality is Lake Catemaco. The lake basin was formed by volcanic eruptions of the Santa Martha and San Martín Volcanos. The lake is elliptical, with a maximum length of eleven km and a maximum width of eight km. It contains 553 million cubic meters of water and covers and area of 73km2, but is shallow, with an average depth of eight meters
, blowing strongly over the lake throughout the year. From February to October, northeast winds are dominant. Colder and faster northern winds blow from November to January. Geographically, the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas is the volcanic massif centered on Catemaco, bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing the gulf coast and inland terrain of the volcanic massifs of San Martín Tuxtla, Santa Marta and San Martín Pajapan from the Gulf of Mexico and roughly 100 meters inland to app. 1750
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Tuxtla and Catemaco, which share common history, traditions and vicinity of Volcano San Martín Tuxtla, usually refer to themselves as Los Tuxtlas and ignore the rest of the area. - Catemaco Veracruz 294 (Area Code 294 (Mexico)) - thumb 400px Downtown Catemaco from the water (File:Catemaco from water.jpg) '''Catemaco''' is a county and city in Veracruz State (Veracruz (state)), Mexico. The ecotourism is really big
url http: www.ecobiosfera.com email email@example.com address KM 10 from Catemaco to Sontecomapan lat long directions phone (294) 9497-308 tollfree fax hours price content Do one of the tours in the great rain forest nearby. There are different kinds of tours, some require heavy preparation, some are just in a 4x4. For example, you can take a bird watch tour or make a half-day walking tour in Sontecomapan. They also offer some longer-lasting activities
'''Catemaco''' is a city and municipality location in the south of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The city is located on Lake Catemaco, with the municipality stretching north to the Gulf of Mexico. Catemaco is a tourist destination with its main attractions being the lake, remnants of the region’s rainforest and a tradition of sorcery witchcraft that has its roots in the pre Hispanic period and mostly practiced by men. This tradition is well known in Mexico and attracts clients from various walks of life, including businessmen and national level politicians. Catemaco holds an annual event in March dedicated to sorcery which can draw up to 5,000 visitors.