Estado de Chiapas Travel Guide

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas

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Palenque

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Tapachula

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El Sumidero

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Ruinas de Yaxchilan

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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Puerto Arista

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Chamula

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Bonampak

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Palenque

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Comitán de Domínguez

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Zinacantán

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Lagunas de  Montebello

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8,16,0

Agua Azul

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El Paso

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Chiapa de Corzo

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Catazajá

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2,4,0

Baja

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Puerto Madero

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Ruinas de Palenque

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Nuevo San Juan Chamula

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas

Palenque

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  • 2 Temples

    Palenque Things to Do

    The first two pieces of the ruins that we saw at Palenque were the Temple of the Skull and the Temple of Inscriptions. The Temple of the Skull is named for the skull at the bottom of the center pillar.The Temples of Inscriptions is the funerary monument of K'inich Janaab' Pakal and records abotu 180 years of history of this Mayan city. While...

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  • Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque

    Palenque Hotels

    Km 2.9 Carretera Palenque - Ruinas, Palenque, 29960, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Chablis

    Palenque Hotels

    The Hotel Chablis is an excellent hotel in a very quiet location. It can be difficult to find...

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  • Venture Outside of the Tourist Spots

    Palenque Things to Do

    Lonely Planet gives you some great pointers for the "new" Palenque (as opposed to the ruins). My favorite tip, hands down, directed us to the market square where tourists go to buy "authentic" wares and the taco carts surrounding it. They are the best tacos I have ever had! I would definitely go back for those.But even better, once you get there...

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Tapachula

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  • Great Taxi driver¡

    Tapachula Transportation

    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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  • Argovia Finca Resort, Ruta del cafe

    Tapachula Hotels

    Carr. Nueva Alemania km 39 + 2, Finca Argovia, Tapachula, Chiapas, 30700, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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

    Tapachula Transportation

    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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El Sumidero

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  • Christmas Tree Falls

    El Sumidero Favorites

    Of the various seasonal waterfalls, the best known is the Árbol de Navidad (Christmas Tree). The “branches” of the Árbol are made by deposits from the waterfall which have are then covered in moss. During the rainy season, when the waterfall is active, the water and the light changes the colors of the “branches” and makes the formation stand out...

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  • Cueva de Colores

    El Sumidero Favorites

    The walls of the canyon contain small caves, rock formations and other notable features. The best known of the area’s caves is the Cueva de Colores (Cave of Colors). This cave gets its name from the filtration of magnesium, potassium and other minerals which form colors on the walls, especially shades of pink. It contains an image of the Virgin of...

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  • American Griffons

    El Sumidero Favorites

    Birds are the most common type of animal in the park with about 195 species documented. Six of these species are threatened and seventeen are subject to special protection. One threatened bird species in the park if the great Curassow (Crax rubra). Relatively abundant species include Actitus macularia, Dendrocygna autumnalis, Egretta caerulea,...

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Ruinas de Yaxchilan

  • What to carry

    Ruinas de Yaxchilan What to Pack

    The winds along the river and the shade of the trees while you are low in the ruins may lull you into a false sense that the weather is cool. If you climb up to ruins #39/40/40 and get into the full sun, you'll quickly realize how hot it is. Wear breathable clothes and bring your own water, there is none to be found in the ruins. Shoes that can...

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  • Howler Monkeys

    Ruinas de Yaxchilan Things to Do

    One of the nice things about visiting Yaxchilan is that you don't hear the sound of hawkers trying to sell you tourist novelties, the sound of other tourists or their guides. All you will hear is the sound of the jungle. And that means Howler Monkeys.There are many spider monkeys too, but the almost deafening sound echoing through the area are the...

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  • Yaxchilan Ruines

    Ruinas de Yaxchilan Things to Do

    I booked a tour at El Panchan (Palenque)left at 6.00 arrived after an breakfast at 10.35 at Yaxchilan ruins took 45 minutes with a boat from Frontera Corozal.Entrance 46 pesos video 35 pesosopen 8.00 - 16.30.I put my pictures at my travelogues

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez

  • The Symbol of Chiapas

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez Favorites

    If you take the ~2hr tour of the Cañón del Sumidero (cost is about 140 pesos per person), you will are in for a great natural spectacle.The main entrance corridor to the canyon has been a principle part of local life, transportation and culture in Chiapas for a long time.A prime example of this is that the view of the canyon in this photo is the...

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  • Best Western Palmareca Hotel & Suites

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez Hotels

    Blvd Belisario Dominguez 4120, Col Jardines de Tuxtla, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, 29020, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Kareoke Bar

    Tuxtla Gutiérrez Nightlife

    The girls brought me to a kareoke bar in a residential part of the city. Was a good time but the smoke got to me. Ask someone about this place.. The girls knew where to find it. Good place to meet local girls the night I was there. no shorts

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Puerto Arista

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    - Leave your expensive stuff in a secure place.

    - Don’t drive tired or under the influence of alcohol.

    - Don’t go swimming after consuming alcohol.

    - If you go swimming in the sea leave a notice for friends or someone in your hotel or restaurant for case of emergency.

    - If your kids go swimming don’t allow them to get out of your sight.

    - Wait at least 45 minutes if you want to go swimming after eating.

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Chamula

See all 14 Chamula Tips
  • Photography is strictly prohibited

    Chamula Warnings and Dangers

    Photography in the town is very difficult as parents will hide their children or they themselves will turn away as soon as they spot a camera. Photography within the church is strictly prohibited as is photographing the Christmas procession to the church. Inside the church, guards monitor the tourists and if caught, the tourist will go straight to...

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  • Traditional clothing

    Chamula Shopping

    Every Sunday there is a special market day, where you will find a display of Mayan weavings, clothes made of pure sheep wool, blouses, pretty bags, clay pottery and other Tzotzil handicrafts carved in wood, although they are also being sold along the road by ambulant Mayan vendors during the week.Women often make traditional clothing, blankets, and...

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  • Tzotzil Maya people

    Chamula Local Customs

    Chamula is inhabited by the indigenous Tzotzil Maya people, whose Tzotzil language is one of the Mayan languages. The municipalities with largest Tzotzil population are Chamula (48,500), San Cristóbal de las Casas (30,700), and Zinacantan (24,300) in Chiapas. Houses are built of wattle and daub or lumber, usually with thatched roofs. Traditional...

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Bonampak

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  • Cascadas de Moctuniha

    Bonampak Off The Beaten Path

    The jungles around Bonampak house many more remote ruins and treasures, but typically due to their size and condition, they go unnoticed.One worthwhile stop if you have the time is a jungle hike to the Cascadas de Moctuniha. If you want to take an additional hour (and some extra $ for entry fees), you can included the ruins of Lacanja.Personally if...

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  • Bonampak Ruines

    Bonampak Things to Do

    Came here with a tour From El Panchan Palenque.More pics at my traveloguesOpen monday-sunday 8.00-16.00Nice site for infoBonampak

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  • Lacandon Indians

    Bonampak Off The Beaten Path

    Some 3 km from where the road splits to ruins of Bonampak, is this village Lacanja Chansayab. It is the biggest Lacandon village, with a population of few hundred. The village is very spread-out. In late afternoon when I was there, there were almost no people to be seen, only couple of kids playing. A river is flowing nearby and there are some nice...

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Palenque

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  • 2 Temples

    Palenque Things to Do

    The first two pieces of the ruins that we saw at Palenque were the Temple of the Skull and the Temple of Inscriptions. The Temple of the Skull is named for the skull at the bottom of the center pillar.The Temples of Inscriptions is the funerary monument of K'inich Janaab' Pakal and records abotu 180 years of history of this Mayan city. While...

    more
  • Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque

    Palenque Hotels

    Km 2.9 Carretera Palenque - Ruinas, Palenque, 29960, Mexico

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Chablis

    Palenque Hotels

    The Hotel Chablis is an excellent hotel in a very quiet location. It can be difficult to find...

    more
  • Venture Outside of the Tourist Spots

    Palenque Things to Do

    Lonely Planet gives you some great pointers for the "new" Palenque (as opposed to the ruins). My favorite tip, hands down, directed us to the market square where tourists go to buy "authentic" wares and the taco carts surrounding it. They are the best tacos I have ever had! I would definitely go back for those.But even better, once you get there...

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Comitán de Domínguez

  • El Chiflon Cascades

    Comitán de Domínguez Things to Do

    Superb chain of cascades , some are 70 metres high, coming from the san Vicente river.The natural swimming pools at the bottom have a rare green blue color.It is now part of an ecotouristic center situated at only 30 km of Comitan near Socoltenang village.It is sometimes part of tours starting from San Cristobald on the way to the lagunas of...

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  • Decent, Cheap Local Foods

    Comitán de Domínguez Restaurants

    There are several restaurants and cafes in town, many of which are adjacent to the main square central plaza. But personally, I prefer to eat the local way, which here gives you the option of really cheap but good street foods. The locals will often congregate near the ladies selling from their carts and those who have transformed the parks benches...

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  • Cataratas de Chiflon

    Comitán de Domínguez Things to Do

    About 30 minutes from of Comitan is the Cataratas de Chiflon. If you have your own transportation it is quite easy to get to and well marked. If you don't have your own transportation, the collectivos are not as easy since it is not a principle stop so most visitors will go by a tour van/bus.Entrance is 20 pesos per person, parking is free. The...

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Zinacantán

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  • How to get to Zinacantan

    Zinacantán Transportation

    When driving from San Cristobal de las Casas, you should take the highway to the Altos de Chiapas. At 7 km northwest of the city you will find a detour, showing two roads. One of them will lead you to Zinacantan and the other one to San Juan Chamula. Each village is about 3km away from the detour.

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  • Being on a visit in an Indian family

    Zinacantán Local Customs

    We were told that matriarchate is still in use in this village. We were invited on a visit to an Indian family. The head of this family – the mother showed us her house and told about Tzotzil’s culture and manners. Then we took part in a wedding clothes show – it was a great fun! We saw fantastic Mayan textiles, Mayan weavings, Mayan embroideries...

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  • San Lorenzo Church

    Zinacantán Things to Do

    The patron saint of Zinacantán is San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence).The main feature of this village is the San Lorenzo church, a colonial building with a simple façade. After being destroyed by a fire, the church was rebuilt in 1975.The villagers consider the interior of their church as a most sacred place, and enter into this place with the greatest...

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Lagunas de Montebello

  • Bicycle

    Lagunas de Montebello What to Pack

    Lagunas spred on a quite big area. It is hard to visit them without any means of transportation. Car is not the best option. You wouldn't be able to nejoy beautiful nature. My advice would be to bring along a bike. Not only you wont have problems to visit all lakes, you will be able to drive on some paths through pine-woods that connect lakes and...

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  • The Perfect Sunset

    Lagunas de Montebello Things to Do

    A perfect end for a perfect day. Sit back and relax while admiring the sunset. It was out of this world. One of the best sunsets I’ve seen in a while. Its gets quite after sunset, when all the day tourists exit the park.

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  • La Gruta

    Lagunas de Montebello Things to Do

    I hiked for 30 minutes to see "la Gruta". It's worth the effort. The Grutas lie about 50 meters ahead of the natural bridge tunnel. I found 3 entrances and an extra one from an opening in the roof, which allowed light to creep in inside the cave.

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Agua Azul

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  • Walking up the Canyon

    Agua Azul Things to Do

    If you have a decent pair of shoes (the path may be wet), I recommend that you take the long walk up the canyon.Along the way, you will see a very small village on the opposite side of the river, serviced only by a small manually operated cable car over the river.Aside from that, the sites will be more of the natural surroundings, the mountain...

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  • The Salamander

    Agua Azul Things to Do

    While it may not jump out at most people who walk by, there is a rock formation that resembles that of a large salamander. But again, being a fairly large formation with a shroud of water, some people also claim it to be of other animals, but the visage stares back at you nonetheless.The water running over its head ripples out and accentuates that...

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  • Get into the water

    Agua Azul Favorites

    But only on the low areas near the shore, don't get into the currents because it is really dangerous. Nice relaxing place.

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