Tapachula Travel Guide

  • Downtown Tapachula (central square)
    Downtown Tapachula (central square)
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  • Parque central
    Parque central
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  • Iglesia en el parque central
    Iglesia en el parque central
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Tapachula Restaurants

  • Chain restaurant

    VIPS is a chain of restaurants owned by Walmart in Mexico. You can find one of these mostly anywhere, and they just opened their first restaurant in Tapachula.The kind of food you'll eat here is pretty regular: typical breakfasts (eggs, pancakes, juice, coffee), Mexican dishes, salads, sandwiches, cakes & ice creams... pretty much "cafeteria...

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  • Nice restaurant in downtown

    Los Jarrones is one of the "nicest" restaurants they have in Tapachula. You don't have to dress elegantly or anything, but it's a good place to have a meal any time of the day. I visited it once for breakfast and they even had a nice buffet, with pre-made dishes and also especific things they could cook for you in that very moment. Good food and...

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  • Fresh & tasty chicken!

    This is a Central American chain of restaurants - widely spread in Central America, Mexico and now USA - which specialty are chicken dishes cooked similar to Kentucky's style (for those of you who are more familiar with this American franchise). I must confess I was surprised to find out that the food here is pretty affordable and VERY TASTY! The...

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Tapachula Transportation

  • Great Taxi driver¡

    When I was in Tapachula I realized it was a mistake to travel there as touristic destination, however I took a taxi to go to Union Juarez and my trip changed, I met Lorenzo Robles a nice taxi driver (cell phone +9621364079) who showed me the archeological zone of Izapa and because of him I could visit the famous stone of the "tree of life". The day...

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  • To (from the airport) and around...

    If you arrive by plane, you'll need to move from the airport to downtown. They have taxi cabs you can ride, they're safe and fast but they're expensive (around the equivalent of 12 US dollars for a single ride, usually no more than 15 mins. long); but there's the option to walk a few meters to the road that connects Tapachula with Puerto Madero...

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  • By plane

    Since Tapachula isn't the capital of the state of Chiapas and it is a very small town indeed, I honestly thought they had no airport.... but they do!! And it's an International Airport... You can fly to the main cities in Mexico from there. It's a very small airport but some important airlines have several flights a day to and from there.If you're...

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Tapachula Shopping

  • Mercado San Juan

    It is not exactly a shop it is a market and there you can find lots of small shops. You should go to "Mercado San Juan" and buy some handy craft. Theay are really cheap and very beautiful. Also in this market you can find men and women clothes and some gadgets. Whe you go to "Mercado San Juan" try to do it as cool as you can and the best time to...

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  • *Great* coffee stuff

    Even at the simplest supermarket you will be able to find some VERY GOOD COFFEE, which is one of the main things produced in the state of Chiapas and in this region in particular. I particularly recommend "La Finca" brand, which turned out to be very good (plus it has a very fair price!). "Gramlich" brand is also awesome, although a bit more...

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Tapachula What to Pack

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    by Laura_Mexico Written Sep 27, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: You might find it useful to bring a rainproof small back pack / purse / bag to carry your stuff while walking on the street, cause most probably you will find yourself under the rain. At least I was happy to have my rainproof (microfiber) backpack with me, as it kept my camera and other stuff from getting soaked!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Same applies for your clothes... an umbrella won't be very useful with the hard rains you will have to face - especially in the summer - so you might want to take a raincoat with you instead. And if you wear some boots you might be lucky enough not to get your feet soaking wet while crossing the streets, which turn into RIVERS whenever it rains... I would have liked to have mine handy but I didn't take them with me! So don't forget them!

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