Travel Blogs from Tuxpan
... long way through villages and we arrived after a very bumpy trip to the site entry. The drizzle was very light and the weather cool. The site itself clearly gets hoards of visitors judging by the size of the market stalls at the entry point. However lucky for us it was a slow day and we literally were the only people there at the start apart from one other family. So nice to have the quiet and empty atmosphere to enjoy such ...
I reached Papantla for the sole purpose of visiting some of the best archaeological ruins in Mexico. There really isn't much else to explore in the area so I only stayed for two nights.
There is a nice central square good for people watching and a few restaurants to sit outside and enjoy the evening air. I had dinner at one restaurant sitting on the terrace overlooking the square ...
... playing a drum and whistle. Hes joined by 4 others who hang down upside down and then decend on ropes, spinning through the air 13 times until they reach the floor.
We get a bus out to see the ruins of El Tajin too, which are the biggest site on the Gulf Coast.
It is really quite beautiful, and excepting the baņos, they being typical of most of Mexico, the site is extremely well maintained. I am neither hisorian, nor archeologist, nor anthropologist, but I do like to take pictures, so other than my serial, hopefully comedic, sarcasm, I can provide naught but photos.
Please enjoy them. ...
... harvesting green alfalfa using horse-drawn wagons and pitchforks. Old people carried bundles of firewood on their backs along the roadsides and there were many thatched- roofed buildings. It looked like a scene from a movie in biblical times.
Soon we were climbing windy mountainous roads with steep drop offs. And, would you believe it, lots of road construction. Modern yellow caterpillars cut through the red clay ...
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Other places to stay in Tuxpan
Km 6.5 Carretera a La Barra, Tuxpan | 4 star hotelfrom $90
Independencia 100-A , Tuxpan | 3 star hotelfrom $86
La Defense/Business District, Tuxpan | 3 star hotelfrom $67
Km. 4.5 Playa Norte a Barra Galindo, Tuxpan | Hotelfrom $319