Chiapas

Chiapas

Unlike many of the other Mexican states, in Chiapas the indigenous people did not mix as much with the Spanish people after they arrived. So a large mestizo population was never really developed here.

Therefore, the ethnic groups from Chiapas have been able to really keep their passed down traditions and customs more intact. Fully 25% of the state’s population (over 900,000) still speak their native language.

Chiapas is home to large ancient Maya city ruins sites, a vast rainforest jungle, pine forests, waterfalls, lakes, several beautiful colonial cities, and an impressive canyon with 3,000 foot high walls jutting upwards from the river that flows through it.

Map / Quick Facts

Location: Southern Region

Capital City: Tuxtla Gutierrez

Pueblo Mágicos
Chiapa de Corzo
Comitán
Palenque
San Cristóbal de las Casas

Distances from Tuxtla Gutierrez to
Chiapa de Corzo – 11 mi / 18 km
Comitán – 92 mi / 148 km
Ocosingo – 97 mi / 156 km
Paleque – 170 mi / 274 km
San Cristóbal de la Casas – 39 mi / 63 km
Tapachula – 230 mi / 370 km

Campeche, CAMP – 392 mi / 631 km
Cancún, QR – 688 mi / 1107 km
Chetumal, QR – 508 mi / 818 km
Mérida, YUC – 523 mi / 842 km
Mexico City, CDMX – 521 mi / 840 km
Oaxaca, OAX – 265 mi / 427 km
Villahermosa, TAB – 154 mi / 248 km

Nearest Airports from Tuxtla Gutierrez
Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport TGZ
22 miles / 36 km

Palenque International Airport PQM
170 miles / 275 km

Villahermosa International Airport VSA
162 miles / 261 km

Weather
Jan-Feb      High 80s / Low 60s
Mar               High 90s / Low 60s
Apr-May      High 90s / Low 70s
Jun-Sept     High 80s / Low 70s
Oct-Dec       High 80s / Low 60s

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