Chiapas and Tabasco Sights

Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro

  • Calz. Cerro Hueco s/n
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 08/09/2016

Fodor's Review

All the animals at the Zoológico Regional Miguel Álvarez del Toro, known to locals as ZooMAT, are native to Chiapas. You'll find more than 100 species in settings designed to resemble their natural habitats, including jaguars, black panthers, tapirs, iguanas, and boa constrictors. Rather than sit in cages, spider monkeys swing from trees. Birders will be excited to see the rare resplendent quetzal at close quarters. Many animals from this zoo have been sent to other zoos around the world. The lush, forested setting and slightly higher elevation on the edge of town translate into slightly cooler temperatures than in the center city. Plan on a $5 taxi ride to get here from downtown Tuxtla.

Sight Information


Calz. Cerro Hueco s/n, southeast of town off Libramiento Sur, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, 29000, Mexico



Sight Details:

  • $2
  • Closed Mon.

Published 08/09/2016


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