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Address: Veracruz, Mexico
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz
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Nice ruins to visit El Tajin

It's nice to walk along all the historic monuments of the Totonacs. The villagers come and sell vanilla and other drinks and food along the walk. There is a museum at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 22, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

It's nice to walk along all the historic monuments of the Totonacs. The villagers come and sell vanilla and other drinks and food along the walk. There is a museum at the entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Amazing place. Too hot. Don't forget to wear hats and confy clothes and tennis shoes. Bottle of water is needed.

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Thank Marina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best archeological sites in Mexico, Has a lot of buildings shown. Very intersecting explanation provided by guides. Well maintained and several buildings are in the process to be uncovered

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1 Thank Alberto L
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have had the chance to visit the most of the archeological areas in Mexico, and I have to say that El Tajin has been one of the most impressive ones. We hired a tour guide who explained us pretty well the distribution, the architecture and the traditions that used to be present during the growth of the Totonaca culture.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Papantla is at the centre of Mexico's vanilla production, and also home to some of the most beautiful sights in the state of Veracruz. The well-known voladores de Papantla have their origins here, and you can regularly see them perform in front of the central church in town. There is also a large statue commemorating the voladores, to which you... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Beautiful, interesting, well kept! You can see more than 40 buildings and appreciate the ancient culture's life in a land that, although it is a dense jungle, it is a most fertile place for all kinds of crops.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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 

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San Miguel de Allende
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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