Camino Real route

This route that recreates the old Camino Real, which during colonial times joined the province of Chiapa with Guatemala as the main merchandise exchange route, It runs along the right bank of the Grijalva River starting from Chiapa de Corzo, with its formidable Convent from Santo Domingo; continue through Acala, which still preserves its parish dating from 1590, and continues through Venustiano Carranza, a town that still makes its wonderful cotton canvases on a backstrap loom.

In addition to that, it directs the tourist to the remains of four populations in the region of the disappeared Coxoh Indians: Coapa, Escuintenango, San José Coneta and Aquespala and finally we end our tour in the archaeological zone of Lagartero, located on the border with Guatemala and located on an island surrounded by swamps and Chicozapote forests and beautiful pools known as Lagos de Colón.

Travelers who arrive to this portion of Chiapas territory, undoubtedly experience the charm that captivated the ancient adventurers. 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 the peoples of 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 areas that surround the Magical Towns 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 landmarks in the history of Chiapas de la Colonia and the 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

  • Holidays

    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 is surprising for its biodiversity, but it is also surprising for its natural resources, as well as for the touristic possibilities found in its great rivers, lakes, majestic mountains and a multitude of channels and estuaries on the coast, with their own characteristics that form an intricate network of possibilities where plant and animal life have 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 that reason, it is said that with the exception of the desert and the eternal snows, all the environments presented in the national territory are found in this wonderful land, “Chiapas”.





Adventure trip


Nature resorts



Archeology

Mesoamerica was made up of different ethnic groups throughout a vast territory; communities of different origins to which their worldview and rites, the vital cultivation of corn and their agricultural cycles were closely linked.

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

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

The tourist or scholar traveler promises himself to return, aware of how much he still has to see.




Folk arts

Chiapas crafts are the product of the sensitivity, dedication and talent of women and men who, within the cultural plurality, reflect their emotion towards life and the search for beauty.



Gastronomy

It was the Camino Real to Guatemala, the main link in colonial times between the Chiapas province and the Central American capital on which it depended. Consequently, many of the people and merchandise traveled this way, but they also passed with complete security, fashions, ideas and recipes. Recreating the path from the monuments that mark it, such as the old Dominican constructions from the time of evangelization or the haciendas, means an experience that is completed with the opportunity to know the delights of gastronomy, some rooted in the multicultural past of Chiapas, Tsotsiles, Tseltales, Coxoh and Tojolabales of the region, others referred to a productive mix between autochthonous and European culinary traditions.

The first groups are attributed to the many joyful uses of corn, such as pozol, tamales or Comiteco chinculguaje. Among the others, stand out festive dishes such as the cochito from Chiapa de Corzo or the multiple presence of European flour in everyday life in Comitan. The palm groves along the way 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 reed beds introduced by the conquest and that also determine parts of the landscape and the flavor.



Chiapas Romantic

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

Here, the perfect event can be framed by the greenery of the jungle, or else live a unique experience of a Mayan ceremony between candlelight and the smell of incense; This wonderful route has a spark that surrounds the visitor with the joy of its people and fills the eyes with color, when walking through its picturesque streets of its magical towns. Just let yourself be captivated by Chiapas.

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