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Los Morritos
Agua Nacida
Villages near the Coast & Sontecomapan
Coxcoapan
Description: village, ejido
Name: Nahuatl "river of the pheasants"
Population: 666 (2005), Altitude: 20 m
History:
Economy: cattle, some crops
Access: paved Catemaco to Sontecomapan, then 3 miles dirt road to village, 13 miles northeast of Catemaco
Tourism: intermittent restaurant featuring river shrimp, possible down stream kayaking
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Description: hamlet, trying to become an ejido
Name: El Real , old Spanish coin
Population: 202 (2005), Elevation: 10 m
History:
Economy: cattle, fishing, Mexican Navy station
Access: paved Catemaco to Montepio, exit near La Palma, then east 2+ miles dirt road, 19 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism: cabañas, kayaks, lagoon access
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La Palma
Description: village, colonia agraria
Name: Spanish "the palm"
Population: 825 (2005), Elevation: 20 m
History:
Economy: cattle, some crops, (chili)
Access: paved Catemaco to Montepio, exit at La Palma, 16 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism: restaurant
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the town of Sontecomapan
Description: town, ejido
Name: Nahuatl "confluence of rivers, headwaters"
Population: 2375 (2005), Elevation: 20 m
History:
History: cattle, fishing, tourism
Access: paved, Catemaco to Sontecomapan, 11 miles north of Catemaco
Tourism: hotels, restaurants, boat rental, natural spring, ecotouristic center
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Lazaro Cardenas, Dos Amates in Catemaco hill villages
Capulteolt, Capulteotl
Description: settlement, ejido
Name: Nahuatl, village of god
Population: 81 (2005), Elevation: 10 m
History:
Economy: cattle
Access: paved Catemaco to Montepio, exit at La Palma, then 6 miles dirt road to La Barra, ferry to La Chorrera,  
then 1 mile dirt road uphill to beach, 23 miles from Catemaco
Tourism: turtles in season (April - May)
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La Barra de Sontecomapan
Description:  hamlet, ejido
Name: Spanish "Sontecomapan's sandbar"
Population: 286 (2005), Elevation: 5 m
History: former pirate hangout?, also intracoastal port in the 1800s
Economy: cattle, fishing, tourism
Access: paved Catemaco to Montepio, exit at La Palma, then east 6 miles dirt road, 22 miles from Catemaco
Tourism: hotel, mini lodging, restaurants, boat rental, turtles in season (April - May)
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The population of the Sontecomapan area is estimated at 6,000 inhabitants. Almost the majority of
inhabitants live in the village of Sontecomapan.

The only population centers on the Gulf are the villages of La Barra and Capulteotl.
Ejidos occupy most of the land, including Coxcoapan, Los Morritos,  Dos Amates, Sontecomapan plus the
colonia agraria La Palma, wannabe ejido El Real.

The economy is mainly focused on livestock, crops (chile), fishing and tourism.
Catemaco
Veracruz, Mexico
villages
For a list of attractions of the Sontecomapan and coastal area, see:
Catemaco attractions
For hotel and  general tourism information, see:
catemaco.info - tourism