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El Tajin

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Address: Papantla, Mexico
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Description: These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
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"El Tajin is Simply Beautiful"

Two women from California and a rental car. Should I say more? Many people are afraid to drive in Mexico. This was not the case for us. We flew into Mexico city and rented a car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most of my family wasn't interested in going, but we were so close (having stayed at Hotel Mision del Mar in Costa Esmeralda), I couldn't pass up the opportunity to stop! It was definitely very interesting and one of the cooler ruins sites we've been to since living in Mexico. Unfortunately we arrived at about noon and the heat was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Two women from California and a rental car. Should I say more? Many people are afraid to drive in Mexico. This was not the case for us. We flew into Mexico city and rented a car from the airport. Five days after enjoying the site of Mexico City and Teotihuacan, we drove down to Vera Cruz, along the coast, and... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Well worth the visit, make sure you have a guide to walk you thru the site. We drove from Veracruz and it was an easy drive, if you plan to visit other sites on the same road I would sugest to head first to Tajin and on your way back check out other places of intrest if you have time,... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stopped at El Tajin after a beach weekend to Coasta Esmeralda. Get there early as the tour buses arrive around 12 and the place gets busy. Sundays are free. $64mxn $2.25 usd. We visited in late April and temperatures were hot and humidity high (97F and 80%). Anything after the late morning would be unbearable. Site opens at 9am, recommend... More 

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San Miguel de Allende
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The site has a very nice museum, with clean bathrooms, shops and daily Voladores show. We hired a top notch guide who took us through the site which is rather large. It is remarkable and beautiful. It can be humid an hot in the spring and summer. I would go between January and March.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Tajin is not a very big complex, but it has a remarkable significance on pre-columbine history of America, especially Mexico. Get ready to climb stairs, walk and take shot.

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Wissembourg, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

2 hours drive north of Veracruz. A beautiful archeological site. We spent almost 4 hours, we could have staid all day. We were there during the Cumbre festival (March), despite the thousand of people in the street outsite the site, we could visit everything (+ no entry fee during the festival).

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We made Tajin the focus of our trip to Veracruz. We flew to Veracruz, stayed at El Gran Diligencia for 2 nights, rented a car through the Arena Agency in town, and drove up the gulf coast. We stopped at 2 archeological sites, Cempoala and Quiahuitzal, and stayed at the Taboga hotel in Casitas for 2 nights to break up... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I did not realize that there was so may pyramids there and so many that they are uncovering. So much history and amazing to see this architecture, was awesome. It takes a couple hours to walk around.

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Xalapa, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The people are nice, it's not too hard to get to by taxi, and the "Voladores de Papantla" put on regular shows (for which they charge 30 pesos per person now, different than the volunteer donation the last time I went). The site is very well-preserved and beautiful. There's an artisans market in front of the entrance with merchants that... More 

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Address: Papantla, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Papantla
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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