In the 19th century, Tlacotalpan was a major port because of its location on the expansive Río Papaloapan’s north bank. Now this is a tranquil little town that’s done well to preserve its broad plazas, colorful houses, colonial architecture and cobbled streets, thus receiving Unesco World Heritage status in 1998. Walking around, you’re bound to run into an interesting niche museum. Buildings around town have plaques, in both Spanish and English, explaining their respective histories.
Last updated: Mar 2, 2009