If you are going to travel to Chiapas soon, get organized because they will have so much to see, so much to learn and enjoy, that you won’t want to leave, or you will always want to come back.
1. Visit the Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas
Cliffs over a thousand meters high twelve million years old. It is one of the most incredible natural spectacles in America and without a doubt the Sumidero Canyon one of the most beautiful places to visit in Chiapas.
To visit the Sumidero Canyon, the best option is to take a boat trip in its waters, but also to hike in its heights. It is one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of Mexico. There are four pontoons that offer boat trips in two towns, in Chiapa de Corzo and Tuxtla Gutiérrez the capital of Chiapas.
2. Explore San Cristóbal de las Casas
After visiting the Sumidero Canyon, you will be able to travel to one of the most popular, colorful and folkloric magical towns in Mexico: San Cristóbal de las Casas. It is a cosmopolitan colonial city, perfect for finding all kinds of accommodation. It is only 1 hour from Tuxtla Gutiérrez and is one of the tourist spots in Chiapas.
3. Admire and visit the Amber Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas
In San Cristóbal de las Casas there is a building that was once known as the Convent of La Merced. It was also a military barracks and a prison. Today, in addition to being a historic site, it houses the only museum dedicated to amber in Mexico. The Amber Museum, which has more than three hundred pieces, tells the story and relevance of this semi-precious stone in fossilized plant resin.
4. Visit one of the archaeological areas of Chiapas
The archaeological areas of Chiapas are one of the most comprehensive and popular routes for traveling through the pre-Hispanic past of Mesoamerican Mexico. Fortunately, you can do different tours from Tuxtla Gutiérrez or from San Cristóbal de las Casas. Without a doubt one of the best places to visit in Chiapas to learn more about this culture.
The best known and most popular ruins are those of Palenque, which was a large Mayan city with over 7 kilometers of land. Bonampak, known as the city of painted walls; Yaxchilán, almost hidden by the jungle of Chiapas and if you want more, be sure to go to Toniná, one of the most incredible and least explored archaeological areas in the Mexican state, there is the highest pyramid of Mesoamerica.
5. Fall in love with Lagunas de Montebello National Park
Chiapas offers so many ecotourism options that it will be difficult to decide which part to explore. We recommend that you visit the Lagunas de Montebello, which are ancient cenotes that the corrosion of the limestone and landslides have united over time.
6. Admire the Agua Azul waterfalls
A natural wonder of Chiapas, near Palenque and just over 130 kilometers from San Cristóbal de las Casas. Without a doubt, one of the essentials of your itinerary through Chiapas that will awaken emotions and smiles uncontrolled by such an imposing nature.
The Agua Azul waterfalls are a tourist spot in Chiapas where you can walk, eat, stay in one of the cabins, visit craft shops, but above all bathe in the waterfalls.
7. Go to the Lacandon jungle
We couldn’t leave out the most beautiful jungle in Mexico: the Lacandonne Jungle where you can even meet the Lacandonne community.
One of the more conventional tours is the one that departs from San Cristóbal de las Casas, which passes through Agua Azul, through the Misol Ha waterfall, and allows you to walk through the Lacandon jungle, all for three days. .
Don’t forget to indulge in the gastronomy of Chiapas
The gastronomy in Chiapas has many strengths, because each region has its dishes, its flavor and its seasoning. You can try something different every day in Chiapas. During your visit, we recommend that you eat corn tamales and chipilín tamales, pieces of plantain cut into pieces, fried and served with cream and cheese. Whether in Tuxtla Gutierrez or San Cristobal de las Casas, you have to go to the markets to try the different flavors, and don’t forget to drink Chiapas coffee and sparkling chocolate. Essential !