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Tuxtla Gutiérrez

General information

From nature wonders to awe-inspiring cultural treasures, Chiapas has hundreds of options for the visitor. The state was part of the ancient Mayan world, and nowadays still has a great ethnic diversity with indigenous populations that preserve their traditions. Chiapas is located in the southeast of Mexico; it is bordered on the north by the state of Tabasco, on the west by Veracruz and Oaxaca, on the south by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Republic of Guatemala. The capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, is 832 km (516.9 miles) from Mexico City.

Tourist information

Chiapas Ministry of Tourism
Chiapas Tower, Level 5. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas
Phone +52 (961) 617-0550
www.turismochiapas.gob.mx
apoyoalturista@turismochiapas.gob.mx

Location

Arriving by plane

International Airport Angel Albino Corzo
Llano de San Juan, Ocozocuatla, 29140. Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chis.
Phone +52 (961) 615-5060
Distance to downtown: 35 minutes Code: TGZ

Flights arrive at the airport from the following national cities
DestinationsAirlines
Guadalajara Aeromexico
MeridaAeromar
TolucaVolaris
MonterreyViva Aerobus
CancunInterjet
CDMXTAR

Arriving by land

Tuxtla Gutierrez Central Bus Station
Las Americas Plaza, 5ª. Norte Poniente and El Sabinal st.

Companies travelling to and from Tuxtla Gutierrez Bus Station:
ADO
Omnibus Cristóbal
OCC
TRT

Location

Tourist attractions

Tourist attractions of Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Sumidero Canyon National Park

Sumidero Canyon National Park

The walls of the Sumidero Canyon began to take shape about 136 million years ago, formed by limestone sediments and minerals left by sea animals such as corals, indicating that in ancient times this part of Chiapas was submerged in a shallow sea. The tour through the Sumidero Canyon is by boat, passing along the entire canyon until reaching the reservoir of the Chicoasen Dam. Also, the visit to National Park is complemented by observation points on the way from Tuxtla Gutierrez city: La Ceiba, La Coyota, El Tepehuaje and Los Chiapa, where the canyon can be enjoyed in all its splendor from different heights.

Montebello Lagoons

Montebello Lagoons

This is one of the most beautiful locations in Mexico, thanks to both its surface and underwater environments, all framed by dense forests. The lakes are “uvalas”, ancient sinkholes that have been joining together over time due to erosion and collapse of the limestone rock. They are famous for the contrasting colors of the water, resulting from several factors, including the type of bedrock, vegetation and the effects of light refraction.

Chiapa de Corzo

Chiapa de Corzo

This colonial town, full of tradition and culture and embellished by the warmth of its people, is one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Chiapas. Located only 15 minutes from the capital, its special attraction is its history, since it was the first city founded by the Spaniards during the sixteenth century. The most interesting part of Chiapa de Corzo is the Mudéjar complex formed by La Pila, a Moorish styled fountain made of bricks, the only one in Latin America; the Temple of Santo Domingo and the convent building beside it, today home to the La Laca Museum, as well as the ruins of the Temple of San Sebastian.

Places of interest

World Heritage
Pre-Hispanic City and Palenque National Park
Dance of the Parachicos de Chiapa de Corzo (Intangible Heritage)

Archaeological sites
Palenque
Yaxchilan
Bonampak
Izapa
Tonina

Routes and tours
The Coffee Route

Natural attractions
Lacandon Jungle
Montebello Lagoons National Park
Miramar Lagoon
La Venta Canyon River
Naha
Metzabok

Gastronomy

Chiapas gastronomy is based mainly on corn, as well as tortillas, “tascalate”, and tamales, among other dishes. The most popular dishes are chipilín soup, “sopa de fiesta”, street tostadas, chirmol with boiled egg, banana molotitos, tamales in corn husks, grilled Nucu, niguijuti pork, zispola beef stew with chick peas, pork with chard, rabbit or venison ciguamonte and tasajo with beans, among others.

Congress Facilities



PlaceCapacityContactAdressWeb
Chiapas Convention and Polyforum CenterIt has a capacity in Polyforum of 5000 People and in Convention Center of 2500 attendeesPhone: 961 614 0975 polyforum@ocvchiapas.comAndrés Serra Rojas Libramiento Street S/N.ccpchiapas.com

Special events

EventDatePlaceWeb
Chiapa de Corzo Great FestJanuaryChiapa de Corzowww.turismochiapas.gob.mx
Tapachula International FairMarchTapachulawww.turismochiapas.gob.mx
Martinique Bird FestivalSecond weekend of DecemberPijijiapanwww.turismochiapas.gob.mx