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Chiapas (Mexico)

Practical information on Chiapas

  • Encounters with locals
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Countryside
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Caves
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Festivals
  • Archaeological Site
  • Music
  • Museums
  • Handicraft
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Less than two hours from Mexico City by plane
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
3 to 5 days

Reviews of Chiapas

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

Chiapas is an absolutely wonderful region located in the very south of Mexico on the border with Guatemala. In the jungle lie ruins dating from the time of the Maya civilisation.

My suggestion:
In my opinion, Chiapas is the most fascinating region in Mexico. One piece of advice: take enough time to properly explore it and better immerse yourself in its atmosphere.
My review
Chiapas is one of the essential places to see when visiting Mexico. The region's attraction to tourists is undeniable. Its mountains are covered in lush jungle; the experience of meeting indigenous people is always very emotionally affecting; and the chance to ecnounter Zapatistas incredibly instructive. Amongst the main sites is of course that of Palenque, which is inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage. Other places to visit and discover are Agua Azul, Comitán, Chamula and San Cristóbal de las Casas.
A Zapatista sign in Chiapas
Seasoned Traveller
168 written opinions

A magnificent region between the jungle and the mountains in the south of Mexico, bordering Guatemala.

My suggestion:
Are you interested in discovering some culture in a beautiful natural setting? In that case, don't think about it too much, just go there!
My review
Mexico is a truly magnificent country and, given its size, very varied. Of all the regions that I have been able to visit, Chiapas is definitely one of my favourites.
A pacifist mural