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“Interesting, but boring”
Review of Papantla

Papantla
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz
Ranked #6 of 40 things to do in Veracruz
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Monterrey, Mexico
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26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting, but boring”
Reviewed 31 March 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.

Visited July 2013
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McAllen, Texas
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13 reviews
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“Unique experience, close to El tajin”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Papantla is seldom visited by foreign tourists. It is a small town with a rich history (home of vanilla) and psychic energy. There are a couple of hotels on the square to stay at, while you visit the El Tajin archeological site. The atmosphere is different than anywhere else in Mexico, in a good way.

Visited October 2012
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Ojai, California
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21 reviews
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“Fun time.”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

We visited the nearby archelogical site. Very interesting. Had the best tacos from a cart in town from a cart vendor. Interesting drive through town.

Visited January 2013
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Hoodsport
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Interesting site”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I have been here a few times and each time there have been changes, but of course. As time goes by tourists are being limited to where they may clime or enter and for good reason.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
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“Smallish place with VANILLA”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

stayed a night in Papantla to be able to visit El Tajin and get some vanilla pods. It definitely has less charm than other places and we were surprised, that there was no gastronomy around the vanilla beans, had hoped to try something vanilla based...

Visited October 2012
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