Tapachula de Córdova y Ordóñez

Tapachula, known as the Pearl of Soconusco, is the second most important city in the state of Chiapas. The peculiarity of its urban landscape is based on the combination of its warm, humid and exuberant tropical physical environment with its history marked by the role of the city as the center of an area dedicated to coffee growing and other tropical crops, in addition to the fact that that this is the main city on the southern border of Mexico.

Tapachula is a space for American, European and Asian cultural and social encounters. The exploitation of coffee led it to economic and social splendor in the first half of the 20th century, splendor that is reflected in the Old Municipal Palace, among other constructions.

You can't miss them!


There are many aspects of the traditional Tapachula that we must take into account: Its varied gastronomy; product of a local and Asian mix, legends, vernacular architecture and, needless to say, its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:


Former municipal palace today museum


Temple of San Agustín


Santo Domingo


Archaeological Zone of Izapa


Chiapas port


The Coffee Route



Soconusco is the greenest region and is characterized by having a very varied gastronomy that, beyond the regional touches, has received the influences of other gastronomic cultures such as China. The gastronomy of the region has a very special distinctive.

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


  • Ron Izapa
  • Farm coffee and chocolate
  • Ataulfo mango, rambutan and other tropical fruits
  • Iguana tamales
  • Traditional chinese food
  • Traditional Istmeño-style dinners
  • Mixcum's barbecue on the way to Unión Juárez


Get to know all our Tapachultecan flavors.

Our recommendations on your trip


Like the other coastal cities of Chiapas, the climate of Tapachula is very hot, characterizing its radiant days of sun and high humidity. The following recommendations must be taken into account:


  • The optimal months to visit this city are from December to May since they are the least humid months.
  • Take into account that the months of April, May and June are the hottest (between 39º. To 45º). Do not forget to wear fresh clothes, preferably cotton or linen, and a visor or hat to mitigate the sun's rays.
  • It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen in addition to keep yourself constantly hydrated.
  • During the months of June to October the rains are very frequent and abundant.



How to get there?


If you are one of the people who likes adventure, Tapachula presents a wide offer to the visitor from very close places and for all tastes. There is a varied offer of ground transportation that leaves from the state capital and from other cities in the country, which will allow you to get to Tapachula without any problem, here are the most important ones:

  • The airlines
    • Viva Aerobus
    • Calafia
    • Interjet
    • Volaris
    • Aeromar
    • Aeroméxico
    Approximate flight time: 2 hr. approximately from Mexico City.
  • Bus lines: There are daily departures
    • ADO buses
    • Christopher Columbus bus
    • Aexxa buses
    Kilometers: 372 km Approximate time: 6 hours from Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
  • If you travel with your own vehicle, from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, follow the instructions:

    Take the Pan-American Highway or 190 with destinations to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, then return to the toll road to San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca; Continue until you reach the exit of the town of Arriaga, to continue to Tonalá take the detour along the road that surrounds the town itself after that, take the coastal highway or 200 towards Pijijiapan, Mapstepec, Escuintla, Villa Comaltitlán , Huixtla and Tapachula.

    Note: : on this road there are 3 toll booths that are crossed (Ocozocoautla - Jiquipilas and Arriaga a cost of $ 120.00 for the 3 of them)

    Kilometers traveled: 372 km Approximate time: 5 hr.


  • Because it is an economic capital.
  • For having Puerto Chiapas.
  • For its tourist attractions.
  • Due to its important agro-industrial activity.
  • • Because it is a border city with Guatemala.
  • • 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.
Ven a Tapachula



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