Papantla Tourism, Mexico

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Papantla (Spanish ) is a city and municipality located in the north of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, in the Sierra Papanteca range and on the Gulf of Mexico. The city was founded in the 13th century by the Totonacs and has dominated the Totonacapan region of the state since then. This is the home of vanilla, which is native to this region, the Danza de los Voladores and the El Tajín archeological site, which was named a World Heritage Site. Papantla still has strong communities of Totonacs who maintain the culture and language. The city contains a number of large scale murals and sculptures done by native artist Teodoro Cano García, which honor the Totonac culture. The name Papantla is from Nahuatl and most often interpreted to mean "place of the papanes" (a species of crow). This meaning is reflected in the municipality’s coat of arms.


A place in Mexico, Papantla is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Tour packages of Papantla are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Papantla*

  • Cost for Essentials in Papantla

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Papantla

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.77 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 55.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.71 USD

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