Camino Real route

This route recreates the old Camino Real, which during colonial times linked the province of Chiapa with Guatemala as the main route for the exchange of assets, runs along the right bank of the Grijalva River starting from Chiapa de Corzo, with its formidable Convent of Santo Domingo; it continues through Acala, which still preserves its parish church dating from 1590, and continues through Venustiano Carranza, a town that still manufactures its wonderful backstrap loom cotton fabrics.

It also leads the tourist to the remains of four towns in the region of the disappeared Coxoh Indians: Coapa, Escuintenango, San José Coneta and Aquespala and finally ends its tour in the archaeological zone of Lagartero, located on the border with Guatemala and situated on an island surrounded by swamps and forests of Chicozapote and beautiful pools known as Lagos de Colón.

Travelers arriving to this portion of the Chiapas territory, undoubtedly experience the charm that captivated ancient adventurers. The splendid natural scenery has witnessed a unique cultural mix, the result not only of centuries of Spanish colonization, but also of diverse political and social events that have directly or indirectly affected the historical development of the people from Chiapas. In this region, natural beauty, archaeological sites, colonial art, traditions and splendid gastronomy coexist harmoniously.

The visitor's experience is complemented by the exuberant natural spaces that surround the Pueblos Mágicos of Chiapa de Corzo and Comitán de Domínguez, the discovery of flavors thanks to a rich and varied gastronomic offer, and the old haciendas or farms that constitute milestones in the history of Chiapas from the Colonial and 19th century.

Living cultures

The contact with the surroundings of this area, full of poetic nature and impressive scenographic resources, brought under the Spanish conquerors of the 16th century, who increased their wonder and amazement at every step and observed in disbelief the lavishness with which this land had been endowed fascinating.

Thus, the splendid natural scenery has witnessed a unique cultural mix, the result not only of centuries of Spanish colonization, but also of various political and social events that have directly or indirectly affected the historical development of this town. In this part of the Chiapas region, clothing, handicrafts, cultural practices, music, and dance distinguish Tseltales, Tojolabales, Tsotsiles, and Kanjobales, all Mayan groups that are part of the rich cultural mosaic of Chiapas.

Traditional holidays

January

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    January 8 to 23

    Chiapa de Corzo Fiesta Grande

    Place: Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas

February

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    February 2

    Virgin of Candelaria

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

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    February 10 to 20

    Feast of San Caralampio - Comitán

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

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    February 2 to 10

    Virgin of Lourdes

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

March

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    March 19

    Saint Joseph

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

May

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    May 3

    Day of Santa Cruz

    Place: Las Margaritas, Chiapas

June

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    June 13

    Eternal Father's Day

    Place: La Trinitaria, Chiapas

August

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    August 4

    Day of Santo Domingo

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

September

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    September 22

    Santa Cecilia

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

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    September 27

    Feast of the Miraculous Medal

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

October

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    October 3

    Feast of Santa Teresita

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

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    October 21

    Niñito Fundador

    Place: Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas

November

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    November 1 to 2

    The day of all saints and the day of the dead

    Place: Chiapas

December

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    December 12

    Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe

    Place: Chiapas

Discover and explore

Natural reserves

Chiapas surprises for its biodiversity, but also for its natural resources, as well as for the tourism possibilities found in its great rivers, lakes, majestic mountains and multitude of canals and estuaries on the coast, with their own characteristics that form an intricate network of possibilities where plant and animal life has found the ideal environments for each form of life represented in Chiapas.

This region of Mexico is one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity established in a variety of habitats distributed in the numerous ecosystems. For this reason, it is said that with the exception of the desert and the eternal snows, all the environments that are present in the national territory are found in this wonderful land, "Chiapas".





Adventure trip


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Archeology

Mesoamerica was made up of different ethnic groups throughout a vast territory; communities of different origins united by their cosmovision and rites, the vital cultivation of corn and their agricultural cycles.

The first settlers of Chiapas ordered time, space and transcended throughout the centuries as the material and symbolic representation of an imposing presence, of strength and solidity that raised its stones to the sky.

No traveler is known who has not returned from Chiapas enchanted by the incredible beauty of its landscapes, its superb colonial cities, its majestic archaeological sites, by the creativity of its people embodied in their folk art. Its richness and variety are presented instantly, the present and the past merge and blend in the visitor's experiences.

The tourist or the erudite traveler promises to return, aware of how much remains to be seen.




Folk arts

Chiapas handicrafts are the product of the passion, dedication and talent of women and men from different cultures, whose work reflects the emotion towards life and the search for beauty.



Gastronomy

The route of the "Camino Real '' to Guatemala was the main link in colonial times between the province of Chiapas and the Central American capital on which it depended. Therefore, many people and goods traveled along this road, but also passed trends, ideas and recipes. Recreating the road from the buildings, such as the old Dominican constructions or the haciendas, is an experience that represents the delights of the gastronomy, some of them rooted in the multicultural past of the Chiapanecos, Tsotsiles, Tseltales, Coxoh and Tojolabales of the region, as well as other recipes referring to a mixture between native and European culinary traditions.

The former are attributed to the multiple uses of corn, such as pozol, tamales or Comiteco chinculguaje. Among the others, festive dishes such as the cochito de Chiapa de Corzo or the presence of European flour in the daily life of Comitán stand out. The palm groves along the road are very attractive and very abundant, they provide several succulent products: the palm heart, the sweet of coyol and the tavern. Of great presence are the sugar cane plantations introduced by the conquest and that also determine parts of the landscape and flavor.



Chiapas Romantic

This route offers places full of magic and mysticism that, together with the ancestral customs of our people, delight and amaze visitors.

Here, the perfect event can be framed by the lush jungle, or live the unique experience of a Mayan ceremony between the light of candles and the smell of incense; this wonderful route treasures a spark that envelops the visitor with the joy of its people and fills the eyes with color, walking through the picturesque streets of its magical towns. Let yourself be captivated by Chiapas.

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