Tapachula, known as the Pearl of Soconusco, is the second most important city in the state of Chiapas. The peculiarity of its urban landscape is based on the combination of its warm, humid and exuberant tropical physical environment with its history marked by the role of the city as the center of an area dedicated to coffee growing and other tropical crops, in addition to the fact that that this is the main city on the southern border of Mexico.
Tapachula is a space for American, European and Asian cultural and social encounters. The exploitation of coffee led it to economic and social splendor in the first half of the 20th century, splendor that is reflected in the Old Municipal Palace, among other constructions.
There are many aspects of the traditional Tapachula that we must take into account: Its varied gastronomy; product of a local and Asian mix, legends, vernacular architecture and, needless to say, its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:
Former municipal palace today museum
Temple of San Agustín
Archaeological Zone of Izapa
The Coffee Route
Soconusco is the greenest region and is characterized by having a very varied gastronomy that, beyond the regional touches, has received the influences of other gastronomic cultures such as China. The gastronomy of the region has a very special distinctive.
Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:
Like the other coastal cities of Chiapas, the climate of Tapachula is very hot, characterizing its radiant days of sun and high humidity. The following recommendations must be taken into account:
If you are one of the people who likes adventure, Tapachula presents a wide offer to the visitor from very close places and for all tastes. There is a varied offer of ground transportation that leaves from the state capital and from other cities in the country, which will allow you to get to Tapachula without any problem, here are the most important ones:
Take the Pan-American Highway or 190 with destinations to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, then return to the toll road to San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca; Continue until you reach the exit of the town of Arriaga, to continue to Tonalá take the detour along the road that surrounds the town itself after that, take the coastal highway or 200 towards Pijijiapan, Mapstepec, Escuintla, Villa Comaltitlán , Huixtla and Tapachula.
Note: : on this road there are 3 toll booths that are crossed (Ocozocoautla - Jiquipilas and Arriaga a cost of $ 120.00 for the 3 of them)Kilometers traveled: 372 km Approximate time: 5 hr.