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El Tajin

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Address: Papantla, Mexico
Phone Number:
017848812727
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09:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Description:

These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.

These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.

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Go early.

We got there just after they opened in the morning. We were the only ones there for about an hour. It was very cool walking around the ruins all by ourselves! Got some great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
Rockabel
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We got there just after they opened in the morning. We were the only ones there for about an hour. It was very cool walking around the ruins all by ourselves! Got some great photos too! When we first arrived they said there would be a show at 11 AM but by then there weren't enough people yet so they... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I rented a car from Mexico City and drove about 4 hours to a hotel near El Tajin. The road and traffic getting there was not bad. Mostly one lane roads with a lot of semi-trucks and speed bumps through populated areas, so traffic is slow. Parking was 20 pesos and there are a bunch of souvenir shops at the... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite interesting and distinct place to visit, fairly large site, we were told 2 hours needed, we did spend 4. To get there either buses leave from Papantla every 15 minutes or taxis, taxis are faster and if more then one passenger you can negotiate the same price as the bus

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london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

it was hot-I ended up going from tree to tree- you can climb some of the pyramids but there is nothing of archaelogical interest left-it has all been moved to different musuems-very serene area and the hawkers seem to hang around the edges, so you can avoid them.Took taxi there 100MXP-got bus back 20MXP

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I was quite surprised to read about crowds and full buses of tourists. We have arrived about half past one and there was no one. We met in all archeological area about 20 tourists in area of 1km2 :-) it was first time we could enjoy such a charming place without anybody around us. We found it as a place... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We were here last Sunday (every Sunday is free entrance) with my niece and my new born. I hadn't been back in almost 15 years and it's gotten better. The only bad thing was that it was raining and with my son that is 3 months it was a little hard. We stayed to see "los voladores" they always amaze... More 

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Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

A large, well preserved complex, easy walked. If you are passing by you simply have to take 5 hours to go... it´s worth way more than the cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great archeological site!..if you're a history buff like me you will love it..you will need a full day to explore. Get a guide, we did..he knew English, Spanish & the local indigenous language as well!..bring a hat, water and a backpack to carry your stuff!..there is a museum and restaurants at the site as well...it is not wheelchair accessible though...a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I've been to many ruins in Mexico and Central America and El Tajin is one of the most interesting. The windowed architecture is unique. Many tropical birds make their homes here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is just beautiful ! Make sure you take or buy a hat and lots of water. Check the time for the voladores de papantla show. It is something you have never experienced in your life. There is no sign so make sure you ask at your arrival.

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