Chiapas and Tabasco

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  • 1. 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, 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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Ruins

    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

    Zoo/Aquarium

    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

    Tour–Sight

    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

    Ruins

    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

    Ruins

    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

    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 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

    Ruins

    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

    Fountain

    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

    Tour–Sight

    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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