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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This archeological area is a must in your trip trough Veracruz. The Tajin is one of the 5 most important archeological places in Mexico and it's totally diferent if you compare it with Chichen Itza and Teotihuacan. Try to hire a guide (are cheaper than other places) visit the museum first. Be carefull with the sun, bring with u a... More 

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

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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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