Tuxtla Gutiérrez

The origin of Tuxtla is located in a Zoque settlement called Coyatoc (place of the rabbit or rabbits), a name that the Nahua-speaking people translated as Tochtlan. In the XVI century, the Dominican friars reordered it urbanistically and called it San Marcos Tuxtla.
Nowadays it is a city of modern appearance, but that keeps ancestral traditions, with an accelerated demographic growth, it is the capital of the state and main city of Chiapas. It has a wide infrastructure of services for business meetings, shows and reunions.

Places you can't miss!


There are many aspects of the traditional Tuxtla: the food, the rituals, the legends, the vernacular architecture and, needless to say, its rich and varied vegetation. Here are some of the things you shouldn't miss when visiting this city:


Sumidero Canyon National Park by river or by land to its viewpoints.


San Marcos Cathedral, Coffee Museum and old municipal palace in the center of the city.


The Jardín de la Marimba park.


The "Miguel Álvarez del Toro" Zoo


The Faustino Miranda Botanical Garden


The Regional Museum of Chiapas


The Institute Casa de Las Artesanías de Chiapas (store and museum)




The gastronomy of Tuxtla is not only distinguished by its flavor, but by the combination of the influence of the Zoque culture and modern culinary elements.

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


  • ● Pozol accompanied by empanaditas or taquitos.
    ● Tascalate or lemon water with chia.
    ● Suspiros or Nuégados
    ● Chipilín soup with bolita
    ● Chipilín, jacuané or hoja santa, milpa leaf or cuchunuc tamales.
    ● The classic midday snacks


Get to know all our Tuxtlec flavors. 

Our recommendations for your trip


Tuxtla Gutierrez is the main point of departure to the different attractions of the state. It is located within the valley of the Sabinal River. It is important to take into account the following recommendations if you visit this city.


  • The best months to visit this city are from November to mid-May when there is no rain and the trees are in bloom.
  • Keep in mind that the months of April, May and June are the hottest months (between 39º. to 42º). Don´t forget to wear cool clothing, preferably cotton, and a hat or visor to mitigate the sun's rays.
  • It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as to constantly hydrate yourself.
  • During the months of June to October the rains are frequent in the afternoon. It will be necessary to bring a raincoat or an umbrella.



How to get to Tuxtla Gutierrez?


For all visitors interested in visiting Chiapas, from the center of the country, there is a wide range of transportation options that will allow you to reach the capital city of the state. Here are the most important ones:

  • The airlines
    • Viva Aerobus
    • Calafia
    • Interjet
    • Volaris
    • Aeromar
    • Aeroméxico
  • Bus lines: There are daily departures
    • ADO buses
    • Christopher Columbus bus
    • Aexxa buses
    Kilometers: 833 km. . Approximate time:: 12 hr.
  • If you travel with your own vehicle, from Mexico City, follow the instructions:

    Take Mexico - Puebla Highway 150D, then Mexico Highway 145D, towards Minatitlán-Mundo Nuevo, Las Choapas and continue on Mexico Highway 180D and Mexico Highway 145D towards Raudales Malpaso - Ocozocoautla de Espinosa International Highway and from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa 190 to Tuxtla Gutiérrez

  • It is a safe and modern city.
  • For its living culture (Zoque).
  • Because of its tourist infrastructure.
  • For its special venues for events.
  • For its natural attractions.
  • Tuxtla Gutierrez offers a wide infrastructure of hotels, restaurants, quality services, air accessibility, venues, museums and tourist attractions ideal for successful, high-level events.
  • You will also find in this city hand-embroidered costumes, the famous Laca, amber jewelry, delicious typical sweets and other elements that give life to this city.
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