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.
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:
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.
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:
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