Los Voladores of Papantla, Veracruz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
At Los Voladores of Papantla, witness an ancient Mesoamerican ceremony that came about over half a millennium ago and is still performed today. According to legend, the ceremony started when the gods brought a drought upon the people. It was created in order to ask the powers above to bring back the rain. During the ceremony, five men climb to the top of a 30 m (98 ft) tall pole. Four of the men launch themselves from the top and decline to the ground via rope, while the fifth stays atop the pole and dances while playing the flute. The ritual was named an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. Plan to visit Los Voladores of Papantla during your Veracruz vacation using our convenient Veracruz holiday planner.
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  • We went to Papantla it was amazing actually breathtaking to see. It was sunny although crowded yet we mesmerised by the Los Voladores.  more »
  • 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 repres...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »