The origin of Tuxtla is located in a Zoque town called Coyatoc (place of the rabbit or rabbits), a name that the Nahua-speaking peoples translated as Tochtlan. In the 16th century, the Dominican friars reordered it urbanistically and called it San Marcos Tuxtla.
At present it is a city with a modern appearance, but it keeps ancestral traditions, and with accelerated population growth, it is the capital of the state and the main city of Chiapas. It has a wide infrastructure of services for business meetings, shows and meetings.
There are many aspects of the traditional Tuxtla: the food, the rituals, the legends, the vernacular architecture and, needless to say, its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:
Cañón del Sumidero National Park by river or by land to its viewpoints.
San Marcos Cathedral, Coffee Museum and old municipal palace in the center of the city.
The Marimba Garden park
The "Miguel Álvarez del Toro" Zoo
The Faustino Miranda Botanical Garden
The Regional Museum of Chiapas
The House of Handicrafts Institute of Chiapas (shop and museum)
The gastronomy of Tuxtla is not only distinguished by its flavor, but by the combination of the influence of the Zoque culture and modern culinary elements.
Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:
Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the main starting point towards the different attractions of the state. It is located within the valley of the Sabinal river. It is important to take into account the following recommendations if you visit this city.
To all visitors interested in visiting Chiapas, from the center of the country, there is a wide range of transportation that will allow us to reach the capital city of the state. Here are the most important ones:
Take the Mexico - Puebla 150D highway, then the Mexico 145D highway, in the direction of Minatitlán-Mundo Nuevo, Las Choapas and then continue on the Mexico 180D highway and the Mexico 145D highway towards the Raudales Malpaso - Ocozocoautla de Espinosa International highway and when you get to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa take the 190 to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Kilometers traveled: 833 km Approximate time: 8 hr., 57 min.