Papantla Tours

Papantla
The town of Papantla is located deep in the heart of the Totonacapan region about three hours north of Veracruz City. This quiet haven is famous for its impressive views of the majestic Sierra Papanteca range, sweet indigenous vanilla, Totonac people and the popular El Tajin ruins. 

Enjoy breakfast at one of the local cafes before taking to the streets in search of the eleven murals painted by Mexican masters like Teodoro Cano Garcia—a student of Diego Rivera. One of the most famous of these is located in the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. The city is also known for its numerous museums, but travelers agree the unique Museo de las Mascaras, which contains more than 300 masks from around the country, is definitely worth a visit. 

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Papantla is alive with energy any time of year, but it’s especially nice to visit during one of the city’s major festivals. Travelers can enjoy sweet treats during the Vanilla Expo each in December or see traditional dance, sample local food and hear plenty of local music during the Corpus Christi Festival in June.
Address: Papantla, Veracruz, Mexico
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El Tajín Ruins and Papantla Day Trip from Veracruz

Knock out visits to two important sites of Mexico’s pre-Columbian Totanac culture — the archaeological ruins of El Tajín and the 13th-century city of Papantla — in one day on this guided trip from Veracruz. Wander through the pyramids and plazas of the UNESCO-listed El Tajín, learn about Mesoamerican history and discover the cultural treasures of Papantla, from its flying pole dancers to vanilla. Hotel transport by van included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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TAJIN AND PAPANTLA TOUR FROM VERACRUZ OR BOCA DEL RIO

On this full-day tour, visit the archeological zone of El Tajin on the north coast of Veracruz. The ancient capital city of the Totonac culture, the zone is filled with ruins, including the Pyramid of the Niches, which was a civil calendar with seven levels and 365 niches incorporated into the design. After a lunch break, visit the nearby town of Papantla, which is known for vanilla production and talented voladores—acrobats who perform on a colorful pole suspended high above the ground. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 10 to 13 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 13 hours
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MAGIC TOWN - PAPANTLA AND TAJIN IN VERACRUZ

Tajín is the most impressive Ceremonial center of the totonaca culture at Veracruz, lately rediscovered and fabulous installations. Papantla is a very important vanilla producer, which is used to make typical handicrafts and liquors from that region. * Time for lunch is Tajín or at the Emerald Coast beach.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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