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Papantla

Address: Veracruz, Mexico
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$153*
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Veracruz
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

O.k. there is not much to do beside visting Tajin, which is one of the best archeologal places I havd seen in Mexico and hanging arround the zocalo, but that place has a lot of character, everybody is there at night with all the little stalls for food and drink.

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Brownsville, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

great little town many local people moving arround lovely center park to just sit an relax also lots of shops & rest.an a local market with many things done by the people there

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Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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