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Papantla

Veracruz, Mexico
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Veracruz
Type: Historic Sites
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Monterrey, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Tajin is the most interesting archeological site I've visited: The pyramids are awesome and the plastered walls (stucco) are a unique sight. Unfortunately, the rest of the city is boring: Nightlife is limited to a few spots of loud music, and daylife revolves around the park. Nothing much to see.

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McAllen, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Papantla is seldom visited by foreign tourists. It is a small town with a rich history (home of vanilla) and psychic energy. There are a couple of hotels on the square to stay at, while you visit the El Tajin archeological site. The atmosphere is different than anywhere else in Mexico, in a good way.

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Ojai, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We visited the nearby archelogical site. Very interesting. Had the best tacos from a cart in town from a cart vendor. Interesting drive through town.

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Hoodsport
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have been here a few times and each time there have been changes, but of course. As time goes by tourists are being limited to where they may clime or enter and for good reason.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

stayed a night in Papantla to be able to visit El Tajin and get some vanilla pods. It definitely has less charm than other places and we were surprised, that there was no gastronomy around the vanilla beans, had hoped to try something vanilla based...

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Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

My wife and I spent a weekend in Papantla and plan to return. The Tajin Hotel is in the next block from the downtown park and Catholic Church. It was a great bargain at $35 (US) per night. The Teodoro Cano museum, Voldadores, Statue of the Voldadores are also within walking distance of the Hotel Tajin. The bus to El... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Papantla is a nice quiet town - the main attraction being it's close vicinity to El Tajin, an absolutely fascinating site of pyramids which are strikingly unique from any other pyramid sites in Mexico. Papantla is a nice place to stop and have lunch or dinner following your visit. They have a very nice centro, and it is a good... More

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Parksville british columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

very friendly people, a place i would return to, to soak up mexico the way it has been for a log time. also to take a bus ride to cuetzalin through the country side from papantla. you could do a circle tour, enjoy a beautiful site where mexican people claim to have seen the image of their virgin, also near... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

Small city in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Near the ruins of "Tajin" (6Km). Charming central place and catedral.

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