Northeast Shore
Playa Azul, Totonicapan,  Amayaga,
Coyame, Ojoxapan, Tebanca, Cuetzalapam,

Southeast Shore
Cacahuateno, Escuinapan,  Maxacapan, Temolapan,
La Victoria, Pozolapan, Bajos de Mimiahua, El Porvenir,
Tepeyaga.
Villages around Laguna Catemaco
Catemaco
Veracruz, Mexico
Playa Azul
Description: community and hotel
Name: Spanish, "Blue Beach"
Economy: aside from hotel, no idea
Access: paved, on Catemaco - Sontecomapan highway, 1.7 miles northeast of Catemaco.
Tourism: 3 star hotel service, nearby temazcal on the Laguna
Totonicapan
Description: subdivision
Name: Nahuatl, "the hot house"
Population: 14? (2005) (too low!)
History:
Access: paved, on Catemaco - Sontecomapan highway, 2.2 miles northeast of Catemaco.
Tourism: seawall good for fishing,  restaurant shack, fish farm, nice views
Amayaga
Description: hamlet, ejido, around Amayaga Hill
Name: Nahuatl, "at the end of the Amate trees"
Population: 49 (2005)
History
Economy: fishing, cattle, some crops
Access: paved, on Catemaco - Coyame highway, 6.7 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism:  Tiny mineral spring
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Coyame
Description: village,  community of Catemaco ejido
Name: Nahuatl, "place of the wild pigs"
Population: 217 (2005)
History: Bottler founded by US citizen in 1969?
Economy: fishing, cattle, some crops, mineral water bottler
Access: paved, on Catemaco - La Margarita road, 6.7 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism: intermittent restaurant, fish farms, entrance to Lopez Mateos road
Ojochapan
Description: village, ejido
Name: Nahuatl, "enchanted waters"
History:
Population: 250 (2005)
Economy: aquaculture, cattle, some crops
Access: paved, on Catemaco - La Margarita road, 8.7 miles northeast of Catemaco
Tourism: waterfall, intermittent restaurant, fish tanks
Tebanca
Name: Pipil, place of wild animals
Population: 605 (2005)
History: Former coffee plantation
Economy: aquaculture & fishing, cattle, tourism
Facilities: Health clinic, Aquaculture center, Mexican government agency resort
Access: paved, on Catemaco - La Margarita road, 9.3 miles northeast of Catemaco
Tourism: government resort, waterfront hotels, restaurant
Description: settlement, rivers, part of Tebanca ejido
Name: Nahuatl, river of the Quezal bird
Population: 13 (2005)
History: Former revolutionary war hideout
Economy: cattle, fishing
Access: on Catemaco - La Margarita road, paved to Tebanca, 12.6 miles east of Catemaco
Tourism: river bathing, canoeing
Description: settlement, rivers, part of Tebanca ejido
Name: the daisy
Population: 471 (2005)
Economy: cattle, some crops, ecotourism
Facilities: AA, ecotourism complex
Access: on Catemaco - La Margarita road, paved to Tebanca, 15 miles east of Catemaco
Tourism: cabañas, boat trips, archaeological remnants, dammed river
Visit La Margarita
Population: 139 (2005)
History
Economy: fishing, cattle, some crops, tourism
Access: across southern bridge of Catemaco
Tourism: food stalls on highway, private church resort on hill
Visit Cacahuateno soon
La Finca Area
Description: hotel & beach area
Name: Spanish, "country estate"
Population: 5 (2005) - too low!
History:
Economy: tourism, cattle
Access: paved, on Catemaco - Acayucan highway, 2 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism: hotel, beach access through hotel
Description: former ejido, settlement
Name: Nahuatl, "river of the dogs"
Población: 14 (2005) (too low!)
History: x
Access: paved, on Catemaco - La Victoria highway, 1.6 miles south of Catemaco
Tourism: restaurant, beach access
Visit Escuinapan
Description: town, ejido
History:
Population: 1036 (2005)
Economy: fishing
Tourism: largest lake laundry in Catemaco, early mornings
Temolapan
Description: hamlet, part of Maxacapan
Name: Nahuatl, "horsefly waters"
History:
Population: 233 (2005)
Economy: fishing
Access: paved, on Catemaco - La Victoria highway, 3.1 miles south of Catemaco
Tourism: fish farms, beach access
La Victoria
Description: town, ejido
Name:  English - named after daughter of English plantation owner in the late 1800's
History:
Population: 1804 (2005)
Economy: fishing, cattle, some crops
Access: paved, off Catemaco - Acayucan highway, 3.7 miles south of Catemaco
Tourism: hotel, restaurant, art gallery, plant nurseries, beach access
Bajos de Mimiahua
Description:  hamlet,
Name:  Nahuatl "place of honeycombs " (Honeycomb Downs)
Population: 242 (2005)
History
Economy: fishing, cattle
Access: paved to La Victoria, then 3+ miles dirt road, 7 miles southeast of Catemaco
Tourism: Fish roasting, beach access
El Porvenir
Description:  hamlet,  part of Mimiahua, end of south laguna beach road
Name:  Spanish "the future"
Population: 21 (2005)
History:
Access: paved to La Victoria, then 3 1/2 miles dirt road,  7 1/2  miles southeast of Catemaco
Tourism: old rock carvings, trail head for Punta Tepeyaga, beach head
Visit El Porvenir
Tepeyaga
Description:  settlement, also peninsula
Name:  Nahuatl "nose hill  "
Population: 56 (2005)
History: x
Economy: fishing
Access: paved to La Victoria, then 3 1/2 miles dirt road, then foot trail, 8 miles from Catemaco
Tourism: old rock carvings, trail to Las Margaritas
Description:  village, ejido Cartagena
Name:  Nahuatl "frothy river   "
History:
Population: 702 (2005)
Economy: fishing, cattle, some crops
Access: paved to La Victoria, then 2 miles dirt road,  5 miles southeast of Catemaco
Tourism: daytime and backpacker resort, restaurant, beach
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south of the Laguna
Apart from the town of Catemaco, with more than 26,000 inhabitants, nearly 6,000 more people living
along the shores of Lake Catemaco in eight significant population centers.

Most are engaged in fishing and cattle raising. None of the eight have public sewer facilities
For a list of attractions of the Laguna area, see:
Catemaco attractions
For hotel and general tourism information, see:
catemaco.info - tourism