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Quiahuiztlan Tours

Quiahuiztlan
These ancient ruins of the Totonac people line the lower volcanic slopes near the Gulf of Mexico and have not been occupied since the 16th century. Cortez, the Spanish conquistador, arrived on these rocky shores and wandered through the open plazas and religious temples that still dot the hillside. 

Crumbling tombs and game courts peak out over the Gulf of Mexico, offering travelers a chance to capture truly unique photographs—especially from atop the nearby peak. This steep mountain pass is a bit of a challenge, but affords incredible views of this historic site and the scenic Gulf. Despite its beauty and historic significance, few travelers actually make the trek to Quiahuiztlan, which means crowds are thin, making ruins easy to navigate. 

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It is possible to reach Quiahuiztlan from the city of Cardel. Taxis cost about US$15. Public buses are also available for about US$5 each way
Address: Actopan, Veracruz, Mexico
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Antigua-Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Archaeological Day Trip

A guided day trip is an easy way to see the archaeological sites of Veracruz without the hassle of navigating public transit. In addition to explaining the purpose of the unmarked Quiahuiztlan and Cempoala ruins, your guide brings you to the highlights of Antigua, the oldest colonial town in Mexico. With round-trip hotel transport, the tour is a popular choice for visitors passing through Veracruz.
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  • 8 hours
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Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua, Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins

Enjoy fascinating architecture, archaeology and history on this guided day trip from Veracruz. With the help of an informative guide, discover the ruins of Quiahuiztlan, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. In the Mesoamerican archaeological site of Cempoala, walk by ancient temples and learn about the city’s invasion by Aztecs. Wrap up the day in La Antigua, Mexico’s first Spanish settlement. Round-trip hotel transport is included.
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  • 6 hours
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LA ANTIGUA CEMPOALA AND QUIAHUIZTLAN FROM VERACRUZ OR BOCA DEL RIO

Veracruz boasts many notable landmarks, but ticking off the highlights can be difficult on a self-led excursion. Discover the ancient sites of Quiahuiztlán and Cempoala, the Casa de Hernán Cortés, and the town of La Antigua on a full day tour, with round-trip transfer from your hotel. Gain insight into Mexico’s pre and post-colonial history, and absorb scenic views as you explore the historic region.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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