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An island fortress, a smattering of colonial buildings, and a bustling boardwalk are the main attractions in this gritty port city. But scratch beneath the surface, and Veracruz also pulses with the Afro-Caribbean traditions that take the spotlight during the city's annual Carnival festivities. While it doesn't get as much attention as other Gulf of Mexico destinations, this city in the is also the gateway to the region’s sun-kissed beaches, UNESCO-listed archeological sites, and Pico de Orizaba, Mexico’s highest peak.

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