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El Tajin

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These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
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Papantla, Mexico
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

A very unique archeological site sitting in the middle of hills and trees with some of America’s oldest history and very uncommon building techniques. Some areas even having a slight resemblance to Mitla in Oaxaca. The view of the main pyramid from the highest view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luisevia72
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I loved this place, there is around 40 buildings (pyramids) full of history. You can walk around the place and you can see the forest just beside it. You have the great combination between ancient history and the great and powerfull tropical forest.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank veronicaolivera
Reviewed December 18, 2018

This sight is quite interesting as the main pyramid is full of little niches, making it quite unique. One can go with a tour but I recommend driving, if possible, as it is an easy drive and allows you freedom to wonder around at your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

you can pay tour from Veracruz or Poza Rica but you can also travel by your own to Papantla and stay the night there as is a nice place to visit also. Tajin open all days and is 15 minutes from Papantla and you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank javierdelmoral
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The arqueological place is stunning, try to fix a tour with the offical site guide, bring water and an umbrella ir hat.don buy anything in the parking Lot they abused of the tourist. The piramids are amazing you Will love it The food is good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Mi esposo visitó El Tajín en un día lluvioso, pero aún así disfrutó su experiencia allí. Este lugar tiene una arquitectura única y una historia interesante. También pudo comprarle a uno de los vendedores locales.Desde Poza Rica, la única forma de llegar a El Tajín...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

While Tajin had been on my bucket list for a long time, I had not been able to visit while I still lived in Mexico. So, this summer we rode the bus from Mexico City (ADO, about 5 hours) to stay in Papantla and then...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank taybunka
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This building has beautiful wall paintings,at the entrance it is possible to see "voladores de papantla" performation.A lot to walk but I would recommend to focus in several things, look at the art walk that you can see in the "juego de pelota" then go...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Flavsy
Reviewed April 10, 2018

I went with a couple of friends and it was an experience, loved the site, very clean no garbage; the people that take care of the archaeological site are doing a very good job trying to preserve it so everyone could enjoy it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Elliot M
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Yes sir, we all know this place is wonderful and one of the most amazing places in the great state of Veracruz. Sadly, I´ve to say that I recently visited it and felt disappointed and stolen. If you happen to visit this place, you will...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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March 13, 2017|
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Response from Veillard | Reviewed this property |
I saw them in Papantla on a Wednesday, so I assume they are there everyday. I was there in November
December 16, 2015|
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Response from Mariana P | Reviewed this property |
si, es posible que puedas ir... saludos!
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November 8, 2015|
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Response from Mariana P | Reviewed this property |
claro, es bastante seguro! 😊 allí mismo hay taxis y lugar para comprar recuerdos e incluso restaurantes pequeños con comida de la región, saludos!
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Toronto, Canada
best way to get from Cancun to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba and (2 Replies)
We will be staying in Cancun for one week the first of november, we have not booked our resprt yet, We would love to see chichen Itza as well as Tulum and Coba and El Tajin, and understand that i cant be done on one or 2 days but we are both people who are quite happy only having 2 days lounging by the beach :) Is it possible to get a bus or drive to each or any of these places in 3-4 hours as well does anyone know the costs? Thanks any other suggestions of cool things to do around cancun...More
September 17, 2008|
Response fromTRJB|
...sorry forgot to aadd this in i heard that El Tajin is a whiles away from Cancun so were are thingking El Bakammm and Chichen Itza, Talum and coba is this Duable in a wekk we know it will take a few days and are willing to spend the night around Chichen Itza to have lots of time and heard that the other ruins arent as big so would not need as much time just a few housrs? have anyone ever seen all 4 ruins in a week is it duable at all?
Chicago, Illinois
Driving Time from Xalapa to El Tajin/Papantla (3 Replies)
I'm planning a trip that is looking like it will include either a morning drive from Xalapa to El Tajin or an evening drive from Xalapa to Papantla. Does anyone know how long these drives should take? Thanks very much.
May 20, 2008|
Response fromMiguel-Mex|
dennisfr, the distance from Xalapa to the archaelogical zone of El Tajin is about 110 miles. Depending of the road conditions it will take you less than three hours to get to Papantla. M
Logan, Utah
Safety in Papantla & Veracruz (2 Replies)
Is it safe to travel by bus during the daytime from Mexico City to Papantla and from Papantla to Veracruz City? Also, is it safe to stay overnight in Papantla and see the ruins at El Tajin? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I shall also post this in the Veracruz forum since this Papantla forum seems to be sparsely viewed...
November 09, 2014|
Response fromBill M|
See the response I posted to the same question you posted elsewhere on TA: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g150804-i655-k7930…