Coatepec & Xico are two pueblo magicos (designated tourist towns) that can both be visited in a daytrip from Xalapa, Veracruz. This area was the first to start growing coffee in Mexico and continues to produce it to this day. I recommend enjoying some local coffee in a central park for some people watching or conversating. The people in these towns are very friendly and not overrun with tourists. Now that you’re caffeinated you can go on a hike to one of the many natural attractions in the area.