Tuxtla Gutiérrez

The origin of Tuxtla is located in a Zoque town called Coyatoc (place of the rabbit or rabbits), a name that the Nahua-speaking peoples translated as Tochtlan. In the 16th century, the Dominican friars reordered it urbanistically and called it San Marcos Tuxtla.

At present it is a city with a modern appearance, but it keeps ancestral traditions, and with accelerated population growth, it is the capital of the state and the main city of Chiapas. It has a wide infrastructure of services for business meetings, shows and meetings.

You can't miss them!


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 we mention what you should not miss when visiting this city:


Cañón del Sumidero 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 Marimba Garden park


The "Miguel Álvarez del Toro" Zoo


The Faustino Miranda Botanical Garden


The Regional Museum of Chiapas


The House of Handicrafts Institute of Chiapas (shop 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:


  • The pozol accompanied by empanaditas or taquitos
  • Tascalate or lemon water with chia
  • Suspiros or Nuégados
  • Chipilín soup with balls
  • Chipilín, jacuané or holy leaf tamales, cornfield leaf or cucumber
  • The classic midday snacks


Get to know all our flavors from Tuxtla.

Our recommendations on your trip


Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the main starting point towards 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 but there is flowering of the trees.
  • Take into account that the months of April, May and June are the hottest months (between 39º. To 42º). Do not forget to wear cool clothes, preferably cotton, and a visor or hat to mitigate the sun's rays.
  • It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen in addition to constantly hydrating.
  • During the months of June to October the rains are frequent in the afternoon. It will be necessary to carry a raincoat or an umbrella.



How to get there?


To all visitors interested in visiting Chiapas, from the center of the country, there is a wide range of transportation that will allow us 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 the Mexico - Puebla 150D highway, then the Mexico 145D highway, in the direction of Minatitlán-Mundo Nuevo, Las Choapas and then continue on the Mexico 180D highway and the Mexico 145D highway towards the Raudales Malpaso - Ocozocoautla de Espinosa International highway and when you get to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa take the 190 to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Kilometers traveled: 833 km Approximate time: 8 hr., 57 min.

  • 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 Gutiérrez offers a wide hotel and restaurant infrastructure, quality services, air accessibility, venues, museums, and tourist attractions that are ideal for holding high-level events successfully.
  • You will also find in this city hand-embroidered costumes, the famous Lacquer, amber jewelry, delicious typical sweets and other elements that give life to this city.
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