Alvarado is a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz. It is located 64 km from the city of Veracruz, Veracruz, on Federal Highways 180 and 125. Alvarado is bordered by Boca del Río, Tlalixcoyan, Medellín, Ignacio de la Llave, Ciudad Lerdo de Tejada, Tlacotalpan and Acula. It is 10m above sea level. It lies in the so-called "Region Papaloapan" bordered on the south by the municipalities of Acula, Tlacotalpan and Lerdo de Tejada, on the east by the Gulf of Mexico and on the west by Ignacio de la Llave.
The geographic size of Alvarado is 840 square kilometers.
The INEGI said that the population by 2000 was 22,608 people.
Alvarado was founded on the XVI century. On 1518 Pedro de Alvarado arrived to Atlizintla and name the town and river after himself. Then on 1563, Juan de Sahagún built the port of Alvarado. It was used to transport food to other countries.
Major products of Alvarado are coffee, fruits, and sugar. The economy of this region is developed on the Primary sector, which are fishing and farming ,this are the most productive activities, also the sugar cane and the coffee are really common in this region.