Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico

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Welcome to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Heading South? Well you may find yourself in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Tuxtla, is the capital of Chiapas and is a major transportation hub with an airport and a major bus terminal. While visiting, you will enjoy a very modern city with good eats.

Country: Mexico
State: Chiapas
Present City Founded: 1848
Population 2010: 684,156
Airport: Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport

Tuxtla Gutierrez, or Tuxtla, as it is more commonly known, is the capital and the largest city in Chiapas. This large metropolitan area is a major transport hub for the Chiapas region but is filled with many attractions of its own and is a wonderful base to explore the spectacular Chiapas countryside. In the town itself, you can visit the Science and Technology Museum and the Regional Museum of Chiapas which has a fantastic collection of Mexico and Chiapas archaeology and cultural history. Take a trip to the nearby indigenous villages in the surrounding highlands and learn about the customs of the native Mayan Tzotzil people. Don’t miss the El Chiflón waterfalls where you can trudge up 800 steps to the top for fantastic worthwhile views overlooking the waterfall or take the easy way out and have a swim in the natural pool at the base.  Head to the spectacular Laguas de Montebello National park which contains over 50 natural lakes famous for their incredible green, blue and purple hues. Or visit the Pueblo Magico of Chiapa de Corza, a small town from where you can catch a boat to the scenic Sumidero Canyon National Park, one of the most visited tourist sites in Chiapas. There is so much to do in Tuxtla, and you will not be disappointed.

  • Zoo
  • Canyons
  • National Parks
  • Indigenous Villages
  • Waterfalls
  • Spanish Schools
  • Night Life
  • ATV Adventures
  • Eco Parks

Tuxtla is a mixture of the old and the modern, combining a city’s modern facilities with an incredibly scenic countryside area. The area has a rich history that goes back over 3000 years with the many indigenous cultures that have inhabited the region since pre-hispanic times.



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