PAPANTLA

 

Many travelers who only go to Tajín make the mistake of missing out on this Pueblo Magico. The parish of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, the monument to the volador (person who flies), and its markets – where you can taste dishes like the delicious zacahuil – in addition to its lovely streets, are places where you can spend an unforgettable afternoon. At the town hall, it is possible to hire the services of a local guide: they know every corner of the town and its surroundings, such as household vanilla plantations or ranches like El Gaya, where you can buy natural vanilla.

 

 

 

Activities

Music and Dance

     
       

God wanted for Totonacas to be a culture enamored with dance and music. In Papantla, many of their ancient traditions in music and dance are kept alive and thriving. If we consider the very famous Voladores (flying men) as performers of an acrobatic dance, we will find in this ritual their most celebrated ceremony. Another renowned ceremonial is that preformed by los guaguas, also of Pre-Hispanic roots. The santiagueros come from the tale of the colonial epoch and negritos from the African echo of slavery in the New Spain.

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World Heritage Site

     

The ritual of Papantla’s Voladores (flying men) is included in one of the designations made by UNESCO, that of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The tradition of this spectacular ceremony has extended from Totonac Papantla, as far as Central America. A mix of music, mysticism and acrobatics, the ceremony links a pure respect for the nature to the spiritual world. In the hypnotic evolution of flyers from the heights, humanity conserves myths about the origin of the world and makes an offer of incomparable beauty.

 

 

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States that make up

Jalisco

This land is the paradise of beach resorts and Colonial cities full of interesting buildings. At the same time that life goes on safely and calmly in its capital, on the coasts you can enjoy beautiful sights of the Pacific Ocean. In between, there are spectacular tours to be made around the Colima volcano. The National Park that surrounds it is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

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Nayarit

When hearing the word Nayarit, some people will first think of the lovely handicrafts made by Huichol people (with colorful beads and designs that are almost psychedelic), others will remember its beautiful beaches (many of them still virgin), while still others will think of the charm of towns like San Blas. The truth is that there are options for everyone. In the past years, the Riviera Nayarit, which extends northbound from the border with Jalisco, is an area with the greatest tourist development for demanding travelers.

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Colima

Although not much is said about Colima’s appeals, the truth is that this small capital city nested between a beautiful natural landscape and an imposing volcano, watching over everything from its height, is one of the cities with the best lifestyle in the country. Here, education, health and work are not a problem, and this is something you can feel when walking the streets, which are peaceful and serene. There is also a general ambiance that invites you to rest and relax; something that can be combined with excursions to interesting places nearby, like the volcano itself or the archeological sites of La Campana and El Chanal.

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