Los Voladores of Papantla, Veracruz

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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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  • este lugar es mágico, aprox. 2 horas y media desde el puerto de veracruz (en coche), están las ruinas de el Tajin, y ahi mismo estan los voladores en la entrada, tienen sus horarios. 
  • si tienes un tour por veracruz tienes que ir a ver a los voladores de papanla en la zona arqueologica de tajin ya que es uno de sus mayores attractivos. el espectaculo es muy bueno y las personas de e...  more »
  • Vimos a los Voladores en Xcaret, un espectáculo entretenido que duró 20 min aprox. Interesante y pintoresco.