Chiapas and Tabasco

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  • 1. Cañón del Sumidero


    The Cañón del Sumidero, a canyon north of Chiapa de Corzo, came into being about 36 million years ago, carved out by the Río Grijalva, which...Read More

  • 2. Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Life in San Juan Chamula revolves around the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, a white stucco building whose doorway has a simple yet lovely flower...Read More

  • 3. Na Bolom


    No foreigner had as much of an impact on San Cristóbal as did the European owners of this famous home-turned-library-museum-restaurant-hotel...Read More

  • 4. Palenque


    Palenque is enormous and you could spend weeks exploring it all. The most stunning (and most visited) sights are around the Palacio and give...Read More

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  • 5. Parque de la Marimba

    City Park

    Tuxtla’s Central Park (more plaza than park) shades in comparison to this one-block expanse a few blocks west of the city, especially as a gathering...Read More

  • 6. Parque-Museo La Venta


    Giant stone heads and other carvings were salvaged from the oil fields at La Venta, on Tabasco's western edge near the state of Veracruz. They...Read More

  • 7. Raúl and Alex


    Raúl and Alex really know their stuff; their tours leave every day at 9:30 am from the cross in front of the cathedral in the zócalo, returning...Read More

  • 8. Yaxchilán


    Excavations at Yaxchilán (ya-shee- lan ), on the banks of the Río Usumacinta, have uncovered stunning temples and delicate carvings. Spider...Read More

  • 9. Agua Azul

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The series of waterfalls and crystalline blue pools at Agua Azul is breathtaking, especially during the dry season (from about November through...Read More

  • 10. Arco del Carmen

    Notable Building

    San Cristóbal's first "skyscraper," this elegant tower was constructed in 1597 in the Mudéjar (Moorish) style that was popular at the time...Read More

  • 11. Bonampak


    Bonampak, which means "painted walls" in Mayan, is renowned for its courtly murals of Mayan life. The settlement was built on the banks of the...Read More

  • 12. Cabeza Maya

    Public Art

    The dominant landmark is the chalk-white Cabeza Maya, a giant sculpture of the head of a Mayan chieftain just west of downtown. It sits in La...Read More

  • 13. Café Museo Café


    The smell of freshly brewed coffee may be enough to draw you into this three-room museum, which doubles as a restaurant. The well-executed displays...Read More

  • 14. Catedral de San Cristóbal Mártir

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Dedicated to St. Christopher the Martyr, this cathedral was built in 1528, then demolished, and rebuilt in 1693, with additions during the 18th...Read More

  • 15. Catedral de San Marcos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The gleaming white St. Mark's Cathedral sits across from the sprawling Parque Central, which is really more plaza than park. The modern structure...Read More

  • 16. Comalcalco


    The region's abundant cacao trees provided food and a livelihood for a booming Mayan population during the Classic period (100 BC to AD 1000...Read More

  • 17. Cristo de Chiapas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A 62-meter (203-foot) stainless-steel cross with an embedded silhouette of a Christ figure looms over Tuxtla from a hill in the city's southern...Read More

  • 18. Fuente Mudéjar


    Life in this small town on the banks of the Río Grijalva revolves around the Plaza Angel Albino Corzo. In the center is the unusual Fuente Mudéjar...Read More

  • 19. Hacienda La Luz


    Call ahead to arrange a tour of Hacienda la Luz, which is quite close to downtown Comalcalco. It's also known as Hacienda Hayer, because a German...Read More

  • 20. Iglesia de San Lorenzo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Iglesia de San Lorenzo, on the main square, at first looks much more traditional than the church in San Juan Chamula, and it is; services...Read More

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