The municipality of Mecayapan is located in the southeastern area of the State of Veracruz in the Olmeca region, it is one of the 212 municipalities of the state. It is located at the coordinates 18°13 "north latitude and 94°50" west longitude, and has a height of 360 masl. The municipality consists of 66 localities in which 13,633 people live, it is a municipality categorized as rural. Mecayapan has a mainly warm climate, with abundant rains mainly in summer and some more in autumn. The municipality of Mecayapan celebrates its traditional festivities in honor of the patron saint Santiago Jacobo on May 11.