Comitán de Domínguez

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

Due to its traditional architecture of houses with roofs and neoclassical, colonial and viceregal touches, its climate, flowery patios, luminous horizons next to Mayan temples and magnificent colonial churches, its elaborate gastronomy and cultural activity, gave it the name of Magic Town, from 2012. This area has unique beauty in the country.

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To speak of Comitan is to speak of a city full of color, tradition and flavor; there are so many aspects of the traditional Comitan that we can enjoy: its delicious and varied cuisine, the legends, the vernacular architecture and the warmth of its people, which make this destination a delight. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:


Temple of Santo Domingo, cultural center and central square


Temple of San José


House museum Dr. Belisario Domínguez


Archaeological Museum of Comitán


The Lagos de Montebello National Park


Archaeological Zones of Tenam Puente and Chinkultik




With a strong personality that reflects the meeting of two roots, the autochthonous and the Spanish, are the strong culinary characteristics of the famous Comitan de las Flores.

Live the gastronomic experience and do not miss the following recommendations:

  • Atol de granillo and temperante water
  • The sweet of chimbo and salvadillo with temperante
  • Pan compuesto and hueso comiteco
  • Beef and sausage salpicón with picles


Get to know all our Comitecos flavors.

Our recommendations on your trip


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


  • The optimal months to visit are from November to mid-May, when there is generally no rain.
  • Take into account that the months of April, May and June are warmer months (between 25º. A 30º). Do not forget to wear cool clothes, 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 nights.
  • It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Between June and the beginning of October, rain is very frequent throughout the afternoon and night and it is necessary not to forget to bring an umbrella or raincoat.



How to get there?


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.
  • Due to its proximity to different natural attractions and archaeological sites.
  • For the culinary experiences it offers to its visitors.
  • Because it is a city that guarantees security and tranquility to those who visit it.
  • For its sites of historical value and the legacy of great figures such as Rosario Castellanos and Belisario Domínguez.
  • With its characteristic hospitality, the people of Chiapas offer the best of themselves to visitors. The varied ethnic composition of the State is one of its greatest assets, so getting in touch with its people is a better understanding of one of the most complex areas of Mexico.
Comitán de Dominguez



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