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Address: Veracruz, Mexico
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love to visit Papantla, eat a homemade vanilla ice cream cone, mingo with the locals and buy vanilla. papantla is known as the capital of vanilla city. but what I love of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

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Mexico City, Mexico
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73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Well, I'm talking about the town (the Tajin at 5 minutes is amazing). At this little town is almost imposible to get a parking place, I thing is only visited for the Vainilla stores among the downtown. People is veryyyyyyyyyy friendly, but you only can visit the church, the monument of the "voladores" and eat in the small restaurants around... More 

1 Thank Felfo S
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

love to visit Papantla, eat a homemade vanilla ice cream cone, mingo with the locals and buy vanilla. papantla is known as the capital of vanilla city. but what I love of this city is their citizen, many still dress and speak the totonaca language and dress in authentic tipic dresses and you can travel to el tajin ruins and... More 

Thank FelHil
Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Visited Papantla as a lunch stop while traveling between Mexico City and Emerald Coast for a beach weekend. A great stop for a few hours, but not much beyond that. Popular overnight before visiting El Tajin, we but didn't stay overnight. Had a nice lunch over looking the Zocalo, watched the Voladores in the church courtyard, and did a little... More 

Thank Chris K
San Miguel de Allende
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97 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We have visited 60 out of the 80 magical towns in Mexico. Papantla is not pretty. We are not sure how this town got that status. It is quite ugly with nothing of value to visit. I guess because it is close to el Tajin and the Indigenous Eco Center it gets to claim that. This is an old run... More 

Thank neelokb
Arlington, Texas
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love el Tajin, I am born very close to Papantla and I recall visiting way before it was touristy. It has changed throughout these years but change is good. I will definitely be back so my boys can experience it the way I did when I was younger.

1 Thank emilio_tx
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lots to see, fresh vegetable and fruit stands all over. Make sure you stop at the Vanilla plantation just before the city. Very nice store with what I am told the best vanilla ever. Have not tried it yet. They also sell a vanilla liquor called Xanath. The vanilla is made by the Gaya family.

Thank RoseH399
Xalapa, Mexico
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was excited about seeing this "pueblo magico" (not sure who gave it that name), but was very disappointed. First, on the way from the bus station to the zocalo (about a 3-4 block walk), someone walked up to us to offer to sell us cocaine (seriously? I mean we were a conspicuous-looking group of 3 foreigners, one with dreadlocks,... More 

2 Thank sdevries
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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161 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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.

2 Thank 1999traveler1999
Brownsville, Texas
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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

1 Thank sammeets
Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

1 Thank Ramiro B

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