El Tajin, in Veracruz State, México, is north of the port city of Veracruz and near the city of Poza Rica or the city of Papantla. The site is located at 20*28’N, 97*28’W. The site is aligned North/South
Now in a Totonac area, the original builders of El Tajin are thought by some researchers to be Huasatec who started construction in 100 AD. Others believe that the Totonacs where the builders.
The ball courts are decorated in base relief sculpture showing ritual blood letting
El Tajin is located in Papantla, Veracruz State, Mexico and can be reached by local bus service from Poza Rica or Papantla.
ADO first class bus service reaches Poza Rica from Jalapa, the Capital City of Veracruz State. Service from other cities includes buses from Tuxpan. ADO First Class Service out of Terminal Norte Mexico City. Buses also serve Papantla.
Local buses make frequent runs from the adjacent bus terminal in Poza Rica.
It is a short walk in to the site from the main road bus stop. The site opens at nine am.
ADO service from Terminal Norte in Mexico City reaches Jalapa, Poza Rica, and Tuxpam.
Reach Zempoala from Veracruz via local bus to Jose Cardel and then another local bus to Zempoala. From Xalapa, east on Route 140 to Jose Cardel, local bus from there. See Map
From El Tajin go 180 south to Jose Cardel and then 5 miles north to the town of Zempoala.