"Voladores" Top 5 Page for this destination Teotihuacán Local Custom Tip by acemj

Teotihuacán Local Customs: 15 reviews and 31 photos


Just outside of the main entrance, you'll see this large pole in the ground. It is here that the Voladores de Papantla (Papantla Flyers) perform their high acrobatics for tourists. They all wear traditional clothes as they climb up the pole. One guy sits on the top playing a flute and the other four "fly" down the pole to the music of the flute strapped to a rope at their ankles. It's fun to watch and worth tossing in some coins when they pass the hat when they are finished.

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  • Updated Feb 4, 2006
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