Bienvenido to our sister city page for Boca Del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico

The City of Tacoma entered into its 14th sister city relationship with Boca Del Rio, Mexico in 2016. The City is excited by this new relationship.  Mexico is a very important partner for Washington State and the Puget Sound region.

This new partnership will open up many economic and cultural doors for Tacoma.  The Puget Sound Latino Chamber of Commerce (PSLCC) recommended Boca del Rio as a sister-city partner to City of Tacoma because of the commonalities and interest in the arts, education, festivals, food, and cultural diversity.

A few of the evolving projects include education exchanges, art exhibits, economic development partnerships, trade missions, and tourism.

Over the years many passionate supporters have been involved in our committee, currently our co-Chairs are :

  • Gonzalo Delgadillo
  • Anna Maria Canales
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The City of Tacoma entered into its 14th sister city relationship with Boca Del Rio, Mexico in 2016. The City is excited by this new relationship.  Mexico is a very important partner for Washington State and the Puget Sound region.

This new partnership will open up many economic and cultural doors for Tacoma.  The Puget Sound Latino Chamber of Commerce (PSLCC) recommended Boca del Rio as a sister-city partner to City of Tacoma because of the commonalities and interest in the arts, education, festivals, food, and cultural diversity.

A few of the evolving projects include education exchanges, art exhibits, economic development partnerships, trade missions, and tourism.

Leadership

Over the years many passionate supporters have been involved in our committee, currently our co-Chairs are :

  • Gonzalo Delgadillo
  • Anna Maria Canales
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The city is named for its location on the left side of the Jamapa River at its mouth. The Spaniards of Grijalva, in 1518, call it the Banderas River, because they rescued gold there, with Indians carrying small flags to make signs. After 1474 they remain under the Mexica domination that called it Tlapamiquitlan (split land), and so it appears in the Mendocino codex with the fiscal district of Cuetlachtlán.

In 1879, they segregate from Boca Del Rio, the Hacienda of Santa María Punta, Hato and Antón Lizardo, to belong to the Municipality of Alvarado.By decree of January 26, 1988 rises to the political category of City, the Village of Boca Del Rio.

  • It is located in the coastal area of ​​the State. It borders to the north and northwest with Veracruz, to the east with the Gulf of Mexico, to the southeast with Alvarado, to the south with Medellín, to the west with and. Its approximate distance by road to the state capital is 95 km.
  • Its climate is warm-regular with an average temperature of 25 ° C; Its average annual rainfall is 1 thousand 694 mm.
  • The ecosystems that coexist in the municipality are those of high or medium tropical evergreen forests with species such as chicozapote, mahogany and pucté (chewing gum tree); where a fauna is developed composed of populations of armadillos, squirrels, rabbits, opossums, badgers, weasels and skunks. Its wealth is represented by mineral deposits such as oil and natural gas. The highest percentage of their soil is used in livestock and agriculture.
  • 10 488 people in Boca del Río.
  • Historical Buildings: City Hall, Santa Ana Parish built in 1776, Agustín Lara Museum “La Casita Blanca” where you can enjoy and contemplate the exhibitions of the many unforgettable memories of the great musician Agustín, “El Flaco De Oro”, Lara, where his incomparable music is also disseminated.
  • Nine days before Ash Wednesday, Boca del Rio and Veracruz hosts its famous Carnaval. During Carnaval, the city buzzes with life, and a rich variety of music, dancing, food, performances, culture, fireworks, arts and crafts is on display.
  • Considered by many to be Mexico’s center of music and dance, Boca del Río hosts the Afro-Caribbean Festival each year in late summer. Various countries—including Cuba, Jamaica and Colombia—participate in dance, music, film and art expositions as well as business fairs.
  • It is famous for its papered fish, the chilpachole, fried octopus, snail salad, shrimp and octopus in their ink, sweet milk fritters and the famous “Toritos”, which are drinks made with cane alcohol and fruits. It is important to mention that in this city has the Guinness record of “The largest fillet of fish stuffed with seafood in the world”.
  • Boca del Rio most recent architectural work, the “Foro Boca” is a building acoustically built to host chamber concerts, theater, film and contemporary dance performances.
  • The famous Danza de Voladores de Papantla is a ritualistic dance performed by five men of the Totonac Indian tribe. One of the participants climbs atop a pole approximately 80 meters (262 feet) high where he plays a flute and dances while the other four men dangle from ropes wrapped around the pole and tied to one of their feet. As the pole turns, the rope unwinds, and the men are slowly lowered to earth.

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Help support the Tacoma Sister Cities Annual Retreat!

March 20, 2017
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November 28, 2018
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