The municipality of Ixcatepec is located in the northern area of the state of Veracruz in the region called the Huasteca Baja, it is one of the 212 municipalities of the state. It is located at coordinates 21°14 "north latitude and 98°00" west longitude, and has a height of 200 meters above sea level. The municipality comprises 56 localities in which 12,664 people live, it is a municipality categorized as Rural. Its limits are: North: Chontla. South: Chicontepec and Tepetzintla. East: Chontla. West: Tantoyuca. Ixcatepec has an extremely hot and dry climate in extreme with long periods of drought.
The municipality of Ixcatepec celebrates its traditional carnival in the month of February, on days 5 to 16 and also has its celebrations to the Virgin of the Assumption in the month of August.