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Los Voladores of Papantla

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Address: Tajin, Veracruz, Mexico
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A touch of the prehispanic time

The flyers of Papantla are a representation of what is believed was part of a ceremony, the people from Tajin are known as the people of wind, it requires a lot of skills to... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Patricia N
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The flyers of Papantla are a representation of what is believed was part of a ceremony, the people from Tajin are known as the people of wind, it requires a lot of skills to participate in this representation.

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

You have to see this event. Besides it being a historical performance to nature its a fantastic show of bravery. I can only say that its the kind of attraction that you will only find at Veracruz. Of course you have to visit el Tajin on your same trip to the Voladores.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Papantla otw to Tajin. Charming town, interesting mural. Flyers performance just a small piece of the bigger picture. Don't hang around just to see it. It's done also at Tajin.

1 Thank Rob P
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We saw this show by the pyramids at El Tajin, and again in the city of Papantla near the church in the zocalo. They put on an amazing show, and we were impressed by how gracefully they performed this dangerous and historic ceremony.

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Portland, OR
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

An historic ritual performance that is best viewed after a trip to El Tajin and reading about the historical significance. Beautiful to watch.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is one of the more amazing things we experienced during our trip to the Veracruz region. Having 4 men launching themselves down, tied to a rope and twirling upside down to the music of a flute played by a 5th man dancing on top of the 30 meter pole, was exhilarating. It made our 4 hour trip to Tajin... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

We caught this in Paplanto and I think beginning to end, it was about 20 minutes. Our guide had told us the cost would be 30 MXP. Someone tried to charge me 50 MXP and I refused so they accepted the 30 MXP. Record a video with your cell phone. The performers will happily do group photos after the event... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

Traditional people fly around a standing pole. It was a traditional performance but now the demonstrate it several times a day.

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

Probably the best place to catch this spectacle is at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Ascension, just next to the main square of Papantla de Olarte. Basically, five men climb a tall vertical pole. While one plays the pipes, the other four jump off the top (with ropes attached, of course), and spin around as the rope slowly... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Very, very good show! We were there for the day to see the ruins. Wonderful place to see! Show is about once per hour or so. A tip is requested, and about 50 pesos per person.

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