Jan 15, 2007, 7:19 AM
Post #5 of 9
I like that reply. The areas around Catemaco are worth seeing. The boat rides are O.K., and that bio reserve on one side (East, I think) of the lake is nice, too. Stay at Hotel Acuario; it's cheap.
If you are a birder, you'll find some real treats in this area. There are some rails, and in the forests saltators, euphonias, and all sorts of oddballs.
Sample the food from the lake. There's a white fish, the name of which I forgot (I think it's just perch) and those little periwinkle snails.
That little grotto where la virgen supposedly appeared is a little ridiculous, as are the "cleansings." The closest you'll get to brujería is the Siete Brujas restaurant.