Zoologico miguel Alvarez del Toro is some 20 min ride from the Tuxtla. Here you can find only animals that live in the state of Campeche. You can see crocodiles, monkeys (and other mammels), many different birds and reptiles.This ZOO was established by Miguel Alvarez who dedicated his life to exploring Campechan wild life and preserving it. To get...more
Sorry, no pictures here, but the life and shops around the large zocalo of this quaint colonial town make it worth the trip if you are in Tuxtla. The zocalo, Plaza General Angel Albino Cors - named after the liberal governor who in 1863 defeated the conservative forces centered in San Cristobal de las Casas who supported the French invasion of...more
Herons, egrets, cormorants, vultures, kingfishers are a few of the bird you can spot as you cruise through the canyon. Unusual bird life or formations within the canyon are usually spotted first by the congregation of the little boats. One huge cliff formation is covered with hanging moss-shaped like a Christmas tree and named appropriately, Arbol...more
At the heart of a national park, this fantastic canyon has been carved by the Grijalva River over a million years. The canyon is 35 km long, with sheer walls up to 1200 meters high. The river has been dammed here by the mighty Chicoasen Dam - a fine museum exists above the dam where you can learn more about the dam, its construction and the...more
Blvd Belisario Dominguez 4120, Col Jardines de Tuxtla, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, 29020, Mexico
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
We stayed here in February. This is our preferred hotel every time when we visit Tuxtla. Is very...more
Belisario Dominguez Km 1081 B, Tuxtla Gutierrez, 2
Good for: Couples
A very nice restaurant, which creates a colonial ambience. The service is excellent and the food is very tasty and fresh. Try some mushrooms (champiniones al ajillo) combined with a slice of "tortilla espanola". I recommend the grilled stuff (you can ask even for ostrich or quail meet) and off course the dessert (postres).
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.
Dress Code: no shorts
To get to Tuxtla Gutierrez from San Cristobal, I took an early collectivo US$3.20 (1h 15min), from Tuxtla to the Zoo I took the local collectivo US$0.35 (20min), and from Tuxtla to Chiapa de Corzo (Sumidero Canyon) I caught the local bus US$0.80 (45min).
The waters of the Grijalva look pleasant enough o na hot humid day - which could describe most days here. Take care before you jump in though as you never know with what else you share the waters with ;-0
Street names in Tuxtla are a combination of street location and direction where the street is going. So you can find all kinds of combinations: Oriente-Norte, Poniente-Norte, Norte-Poniente, Norte-Oriente, Sur-Oriente... Some are called calle (street), others avenida (avenue). Then, they use a lots os abriviations and if you know that map of Tuytla looks like a chessboard you can belive me, that I was totally lost and confused when I got of from a colectivo in a place I never seen before. It took quite some time before I regained my orientation.
Fun Alternatives: They easyest way to get on a right way is to ask a local. Just ask for ''centro'' and than use it for starting point of your exploration.
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...more
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