Is Xalapa dry?
No. It is actually quite humid throughout the year with an average of 200 mm (7.9 in) of rain between May and October.
There are many historical cities in Veracruz, but two of the most important include: City of Veracruz, being the first city founded in Mexico by Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes on April 22, 1519. Xalapa or Jalapa (officially Xalapa-Enriquez), current capital of the state of Veracruz and founded on December 18, 1791.