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Home to the Ancient Mayan Ruins of Palenque 

The southern Mexican state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, has everything from rugged mountain ranges, low-lying jungles, canyons, colonial towns, ancient Mayan ruins and the largest indigenous populations in the country. 

Chiapas played an integral role in the development of Mayan culture and is dotted with ancient ruins, from the world-famous Palenque to little-visited Toniná and Yaxchilan. Walk amongst the near-perfectly preserved pyramids, surrounded by howler monkeys and toucans, and immerse yourself in this fascinating history.  

Go on a boat trip through the towering walls of Sumidero Canyon and visit Agua Azul - a series of beautiful cascading waterfalls.  

Did you know that Mexico is the birthplace of chocolate? The state of Chiapas is known for its production of cacao and coffee beans. Why not visit a chocolatería, take a plantation tour or even try some other local favourites like tamales - a corn-based dish which is steamed and wrapped in corn husk? 

Holidays to Mexico start from £3,999pp. Get in touch to find out prices for your perfect trip.

The Area

Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the modern metropolis of Chiapas, serving as a convenient transportation hub for visiting nearby attractions and towns.  

However, most visitors stay in the stunning mountain city of San Cristobal, famed for its colourful colonial architecture, vibrant weekly markets, surrounding farms and traditional villages. The historic centre offers a range of dining and accommodation options, picturesque cobbled streets and a lively nightlife scene. A perfect blend of cosmopolitan life with long-standing indigenous and Mexican customs.  

San Cristobal is also a great jumping-off point for many daily excursions. From San Cristobal, you can travel to the Palenque ruins and Sumidero Canyon. Close to the Guatemalan border, tourists can also visit stunning natural gems like the El Chiflon Waterfalls, Cenote Chukumaltik and Montebello Lakes National Park which consists of 59 unique lakes perfect for kayaking and connecting with nature. 

Best Time To Go

The best time to visit the state of Chiapas is during the dry season, between November to May. During this time you will experience comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds. The average temperature is around 24°C, with September experiencing the most rainfall.  

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