Chiapas and Tabasco Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Chiapas and Tabasco - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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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...

Arco del Carmen

  • Building/Architectural Site

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


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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

Cabeza Maya

  • Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

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...

Café Museo Café

  • Museum/Gallery

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...

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...

Catedral de San Marcos

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

Cañón del Sumidero

  • Canyon

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,...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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

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...