Laguna Catemaco is a lake situated 12 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, in east central
Mexico in the southeast of the state of Veracruz.

Volcanic eruptions blocked the valley of Catemaco eons ago and created the lake at 1,115
feet above sea level. Today the lake is fed by mountain streams descending from the Sierra
Santa Marta.
Laguna Catemaco
Catemaco, Veracruz