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Ixtaczoquitlán is a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Orizaba. It is close to the FortínOrizaba railroad and stands on Federal Highways 180 & 190. It serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of the same name.

It is in the Orizaba-Córdoba region and is contiguous with these two as well as with the municipality of Fortín.


It has a temperate climate and temperatures between 10°C and 32°C. Like the city of Orizaba, it has rains to half of the month, like strong heats to half of month being the two compatible ones.


It has a regular fauna, or serpents like the colarillos, bugs, small lizards like the knob or tarántulas, among others like the black widow, cats, roosters, horses, cows, dogs, etc.


Its vegetation is regular or high, has chayote, orange, maize, papaya, cafe, moor etc.


It was scene of the call Battle of Escamela, being for that reason it participates in independence in the year of 1812, Jose Maria Morelos against the realistic forces with plan to take to you take care of Orizaba.


It narrates the legend that in the center of ixtaczoquitlan have been nahuales wizards, who in all the nights of epocas of the Spaniards, podrian themselves to notice shades to traves of the street, leaving to all afraid ones without leaving at night from his house to means of 7 or 8, the town escondia to the children provided the nahual did not eat them.

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The cathedral of Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Ixtaczoquitlán is noteworthy.

Coordinates: 18°51′N 97°04′W / 18.850°N 97.067°W / 18.850; -97.067