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San Andrés Tuxtla
It is located 14 km from Santiago Tuxtla along Federal Highway 180 in the Sierra de los Tuxtlas region. It stands at , at a mean height of 300 metres above sea level. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding San Andrés Tuxtla municipality, which covers a total surface area of 918.77 km².
San Andrés Tuxtla offers a number of attractions, natural and man-made, including:
- The Laguna Encantada (the "Enchanted Lagoon"), which is surrounded by spectacular tropical mountain landscapes.
- The beaches of De Montejo and La Esmeralda, on the Gulf coast.
- the spectacular Salto de Eyipantla waterfall (50 m wide), 12 km from the city of San Andrés Tuxtla.
- In neighbouring Catemaco is the Laguna de Catemaco (Catemaco Lagoon), where motorboats take visitors to visit "La Isla de los Changos" (an island in the lake inhabited by a thriving colony of spider monkeys) and the Nanciyaga ecological reserve.
- The Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Andrew, in San Andrés Tuxtla
- The cigar factories of Santa Clara, El Aroma and Tabamex. (The area is a major tobacco-growing area.)
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