Comitán de Domínguez

The Colonial Comitán, Pueblo Mágico, heir to ancient indigenous settlements, was founded by the Dominicans shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards to the region of the Llanos in the 16th century. The city of Comitán was the cradle of the independence of Chiapas and Central America, and also the birthplace of men and women who have made great contributions to the country's culture, such as Mexico's civil hero, Belisario Domínguez or Rosario Castellanos, one of Mexico's greatest writers.

Due to its traditional architecture of houses with roofs and neoclassical touches, its climate, flowery patios, luminous horizons next to Mayan temples and magnificent colonial churches, its elaborate gastronomy and cultural activity, it received the denomination of Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town), since 2012. This area shows unique beauties in the country.

Places you can't miss!


To talk about Comitán is to talk about a city full of color, tradition and flavor; there are so many aspects of the traditional Comitán that we can enjoy: its delicious and varied gastronomy, legends, vernacular architecture and the warmth of its people, which make this destination a delight. Here we mention what you shouldn’t miss when visiting this city:


Santo Domingo Temple, cultural center and central plaza.


Temple of San José


Dr. Belisario Domínguez house museum


Archaeological Museum of Comitán


The Montebello Lakes National Park


Tenam Puente and Chinkultik Archaeological Zones




With a strong personality that reflects the encounter of two cultures, the native and the Spanish, are the strong culinary characteristics of the famous Comitan de las Flores.

Enjoy a gastronomic experience and don't miss the following recommendations:

  • The atol de granillo and tamperate water.
  • The sweet of chimbo and salvadillo with temperante
  • Comiteco bread and Comiteco bone
  • Salpicón de res and butifarra con picles (beef and sausage with picles)


Get to know all our Comitecos flavors.

Our recommendations for your trip


Comitan de las Flores, a city with a colonial charm, rich in history and an indigenous mix that makes it special and enjoys a great climate throughout the year.


  • The best months to visit are from November to mid-May, when there is generally no rain.
  • Keep in mind that April, May and June are warmer months (between 25º to 30º). Do not forget to bring cool clothing, preferably cotton, linen or a hat to mitigate the sun's rays and a sweater or sweatshirt, since the temperature is generally cool in the afternoons and evenings.
  • Comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are a must.
  • Between June and early October, rains are very frequent during the afternoon and evening and it is necessary to bring an umbrella or raincoat.



How to get to Comitán de Domínguez?


Here we mention some of the options:

  • Bus lines: There are daily departures from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristóbal de Las Casas, the closest city to this destination, here we mention the following:
    • ADO buses
    • Omnibus Cristobal Colon
    • Aexxa buses
    Kilometers: From Tuxtla Gutiérrez 149 km., From San Cristóbal de Las Casas 93 km Approximate time: 3 hr. 30 min. And 2 hrs. Respectively.
  • If you travel with your own vehicle, from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, follow the directions:

    TTake the Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal 190 highway, this is a toll road, continue to Teopisca, Amatenango del Valle until the City of Comitán de Domínguez itself

    Note:On this road you go through 1 toll booth (Chiapa de corzo) and the cost ranges between $ 53.00 and $ 75.00 pesos).

    Kilometers traveled: 149 km Approximate time: 2 hr.


  • For being a Magical Town.
  • For its proximity to different natural attractions and archaeological sites.
  • For the culinary experiences it offers to its visitors.
  • For being a city that guarantees security and tranquility to those who visit it.
  • For its sites of historical value and the legacy of great characters such as Rosario Castellanos and Belisario Domínguez.
  • With their hospitality, the people of Chiapas offer their best to visitors. The varied ethnic composition of the state is one of its greatest riches.
Comitán de Dominguez



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