Panoramic View of Tuxtepec City
After the year 1428, the Azteca Empire began his expansion, they reach to dominate the southeast region of México, including Tochtepec, and becoming slowly in an important commercial and urban center, with a relative importance for the mercantile work with the towns of La Chinantla and Bajo Papaloapan; this two culture fusion was as a result of a long process in which a few groups kept their denomination in Popoloca language, replacing it by the Nahuatl language.
Tuxtepec is nowadays a beautiful city, with a population above 200,000 habitants, surrounded in the proximities by a great number of hills with abundant vegetation in which are predominant the mahogany, the cedar and the pine trees; and few groups kept their denomination in Popoloca language, replacing it by the Nahuatl word oyamel; contemplating this wonderful landscape is located the wealthy Papaloapan River, that surround the city; as a vestige from this age there are the archeological ruins, which were found in the year 1916 in Tuxtepec, this ruins received the name of "El Castillo de Moctezuma" (The Moctezuma's Castle).
Paso Real, Papaloapan River
Archeological Ruins El Castillo de Moctezuma
EXPO-TUXTEPEC.- It's celebrated each year, during one week or ten days, and in which are exposed the best products of the region in agriculture, handicrafts, automobiles, trucks and tractors; It's exhibited too the best large farm animals of the region.
AQUATIC SPORTS.- In both Dams of the region, Cerro de Oro and Temascal is carried out a Nautical Race. The event sponsors take the race track events in Cerro de Oro dam waters and the Nautical Race in the same dam and in Temascal dam to finish it at the Tonto River in Tuxtepec.
FISHING.- You can go fishing the most common species of the region like the bass, tilapia and shad fishes, in Cerro de Oro and Temascal Dams, thus in the beautiful Papaloapan and Tonto rivers.
CHARRERIA.- With capacity for 5,000 persons, there is in Tuxtepec a rodeo place, in which is practiced one of the most representative and traditional activities of our country, La Charrería.
NATURAL RESORTS.- We have wonderful places for resting and swiming, some of these resorts are Sumatra, Los Cocos, Chiltepec, Zuzul, Campo Dos, Monteflor, Jacatepec. Vega del Sol, etc.
About the most relevant industry in the region, there is the most important Brewery of Latin America, the Modelo Brewery, the Tuxtepec Paper Factory and the Adolfo Lopez M. Sugar Refinery.
Tuxtepec has a very good hotel Industry, with excellent services like banks, travel agencies and terrestrial transportation (A.D.O., Cristóbal Colón, Urban and Suburban Buses Stations).
Regional Clothes (Huipil)
Sugar Refinery Adolfo Lopez Mateos
Tuxtepec has too a very important commercial activity, in bussines, agriculture, livestock, health and educative centers, being the most important municipal entity in the Oaxaca State.