Perla del Golfo
Type: colonia agraria, village
Location: Gulf of Mexico, middle of nowhere,  between Sontecomapan & Tatahuicapan
Name: Spanish: "Pearl of the Gulf"
Population: 220 (2005), Elevation: sea level
History:
Economic Activity:
 fishing, cattle
Access: via rented lancha  boat from Sontecomapan or 5 hour drive from Catemaco, via Acayucan to Tatahuicapan, then
mostly dirt road in process of paving (2009).
Tourism: rooms for rent, lighhouse
Vicente Guerrero & El Paraiso
Type: villages, ejido
Location: inland from Gulf of Mexico, above Arrecifes,   between Sontecomapan & Tatahuicapan
Name:  Guerrero was an independence war general and 9 months president in 1829
Population:   259 (2005) combined, Elevation: 400 m
History:
Economic Activity:
 cattle
Access: via rented Lancha from Sontecomapan, then uphill walk or 8  hour drive from Catemaco via Tatahuicapan.
Tourism:  lots of parrots, great vistas
Huazuntlan
Type: town, ejido
Location: inland slopes of Santa Marta, on edge of Rio Huazuntlan
Name: Nahuatl "Place of many Huazontles" (flower buds of Mexican green, taste like broccoli)
History:
Economic Activity:
 cattle
Access: paved, off Catemaco - Acayucan highway, exit near Acayucan then uphill
Tourism: hotels,  restaurants
Mecayapan
Type: town, ejido
Location: inland slopes of Santa Marta, on edge of Rio Huazuntlan
Name: Nahuatl "stream of the Macaya tree" tropical tree in Fabaceae family, only found in Mexico)
Population: 4051 (2005),  Elevation: 360 m
Economic Activity:  cattle
Access: paved, off Catemaco - Acayucan highway, exit near Acayucan then uphill
Tourism: hotels nearby,  restaurants
Population
Agricultural Coops (ejidos)
Towns and Villages
Mecayapan
Veracruz, Mexico