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 environment.
It is the center of an area dedicated to coffee and other tropical crops, besides being the main city on the southern border of Mexico. Tapachula is a space of 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, a splendor that is reflected in the Old Municipal Palace, among other buildings.
There are many aspects of traditional Tapachula that we must take into account: its varied gastronomy; product of a local and Asian mix, the legends, the vernacular architecture and it goes without saying its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you shouldn't miss when visiting this city:
Former municipal palace, now a museum.
Temple of San Agustín
Archaeological Zone of Izapa
The Coffee Route
Soconusco is the greenest region and is characterized by a varied gastronomy that, beyond the regional touches, has received the influences of other gastronomic cultures such as the Chinese. The gastronomy of the region has a very special distinction.Soconusco is the greenest region and is characterized by a varied gastronomy that, beyond the regional touches, has received the influences of other gastronomic cultures such as the Chinese. The gastronomy of the region has a very special distinction.
Enjoy a gastronomic experience and don't miss the following recommendations:
Like the other coastal cities of Chiapas, Tapachula's climate is very hot, characterized by radiant sunny days and high humidity. We recommend you to take this into account:
There are several transportation options that depart from the state capital and other cities in the country to get to Tapachula without any problem. Here we mention the most important ones:
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.