If you want to go by motor boat, it´s a fantastic way to arrive!
Here is how:
Don Pedro Betaza and his son Pedro Jr.
Are our boat drivers, located right in front of the ADO bus station at the end of the Malecón.
They will charge you $300 pesos to take you directly to Tóxcatl across the water. Tell them it´s right after the small heron´s island (Isla chica de las garzas). There, Don Jesús will be expecting you by the shore. This is an adventure, so be ready to put on your rubber sandals and roll up your pants to step into the water to disembark. Sandals are useful because pebbles are uncomfortable if you are barefoot and there is some mud too. About crocodiles, don't worry, they are well behaved.
If you feel like touring around by water, you can ask Don Pedro to come get you at the date and time of your choice and they have a number of interesting destinations to propose to you. You can choose some of them or all of them. There are for example 3 monkey islands, each with different kinds of monkeys: The Macaques, the spider monkeys and the Saraguatos or howling monkeys. Then, you have a place where you can get a facial with naturally occurring greenish mud, there is a place where a shaman can give you a spiritual cleansing and then we have right across our land two great white heron islands which can be visited up close. The tour would cost you $500 pesos.
Also, if you want them to come and get you on the day of your departure, ask them to come to Tóxcatl and take you back into town.
La Casona restaurant
Right across from the Central Park and the church, oposite the municipal palace
And huge jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) grows in Tóxcatl. It belongs to the moraceae family and comes from Asia. Those who are ready to discover new frontiers will be able to taste this delicacy, well known in Thailand, India, the Philipines and very expensive in the streets of New York...
It is the national plant of Bangladesh.
But mind your head when they fall!
Pinpoint the jack fruit tree as you take a stroll.
Bird shit is safer
compared to a jack fruit falling on your hat...
The tree is located between the cabin
and Don Alejandro's house
The armadillo looks a bit like a jack fruit
And this is the Apompo fruit, attractive but not eatable
Small dinosaurs hide well to escape from us,
You might get a glimpse of red guacamayas,
green parrot flocks...
or even a toucan on a branch
You may even hear the howling monkey, a shy fellow who likes our jack fruits...
And herons here, are far from being an endangered species
This is an archaeological zone as well
If you are seriously interested in the Olmecs and the ancient cultures of the region, on your way to Catemaco, stop over in Xalapa and visit the excellent anthropology museum.
You will then appreciate our area better.
Tóxcatl was one of the most important ceremonies celebrated by the aztecs. It was done to honour the god Tezcatlipoca, their main divinity.
Look us up under Toxcatl in Catemaco and follow the path...
Banco BBVA Bancomer
Go to a BBVA bank and deposit to the card # 4461183000211316
The account holder is Martin I. P. G. Vinaver López
(The only bank in Catemaco is BBVA)
If you choose to pay at the bank, take the receipt and...
at an internet cafe, have it scanned and sent to
so we can welcome you at Toxcatl
You can bake bread, pizzas and other goodies in our wood-heated oven !
Don Jesús, the caretaker will get the oven going for you, but please give him $50 pesos every time he fires it up. Besides his time, this will also take care of the firewood he chops for the oven.
To start heating up the oven, Don Jesús will make a fire inside it, adding some thicker pieces of wood to get hot coals, which will achieve the desired temperature - shown with the thermostat.