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Review of El Tajin

El Tajin
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Tajin Ruins Day Trip and Vanilla Factory...
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Papantla
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Owner description: These extensive ruins give a glimpse into Totonac society at its height.
Reviewed 12 February 2013

In my opinion, an average site compared to others I have seen in Mexico. The site is fairly small and only takes about 1-2 two hours to cover it thoroughly. By car, it takes about 45 minutes to Poza Rica and about 10 minutes to Papantla. There are good signs from both towns to get to the site. The site is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 5pm. Entrance fee is 57 pesos per person, free on Sunday. There is small museum on site, along with bathrooms, restaurants and souvenir stalls. The only big plus is that this site is not crowded at all. It can be very hot and humid here during the day, so it is best visited early in the morning when it first opens.

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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We took a bus trip from Veracruz to Papantla where we stayed. Took a taxi to El Tajin. It was an amazing place! Spectacular Totonaca pyramids. Certainly worth the visit.

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Reviewed 28 November 2012

This was great! One thing I especially loved was that there were not a ton of tourists like you normally find at places like this! I would have liked more information around the pyramids. There was some info, but not a ton and I wanted to learn more! But other than that it was really amazing to be there and learn about the history !! If you are going to buy vanilla, know that you should be able to get it for 20 pesos. Don't let them rob you inside!

Thank April M
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

One of the more impressive sites in Mexico, definitely worth visiting together with Papantla... Museum is small but the ruins are quite spread out...

Thank Magus_11
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

This is an amazing and impressive site, worth the visit. The place is well maintained and has a very rich history, which was easily communicated by the site guide we hired. There were not many visitors when we were there, so we could easily explore the site and take pictures. While the day was very hot and humid, a short rainfall provided some relief.

Thank Marie-NYNY
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