Charming Chiapas

About Chiapas


Chiapas is a southern Mexican state bordering Guatemala. Its mountainous highlands and dense rainforest are dotted with Mayan archaeological sites and Spanish colonial towns. In the colonial city of San Cristóbal de las Casas, the Museo Templo y Convento Santo Domingo complex houses a baroque church and museum displaying regional artifacts. Surrounding it is a marketplace selling items such as colorful weavings.

Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Population: 3.406 million (2010)
Area: 73,311 km²


Common Questions

How is the climate in San Cristóbal (and other places in the mountains) for these dates?

The temperature ranges between 14 and 16 centigrade degrees (57-61F) during the day, in the lows at night down to 6 degrees (43F). During the day the sun can be hot in places, such as the Cañón del Sumidero, Palenque and Chiapa de Corzo, it can be humid as well. We recommend that you bring a coat and/or sweater (appropriate clothing for cooler temperatures).

What comforts are offered by the hotels in which we will lodge?

They are 4 stars hotels and offer all the comforts of the modern world.

How are the roads in Chiapas and how safe is it to drive on them?

We hire only the best drivers, and the best companies Our priority is the safety of our travelers. The road between Palenque and San Cristóbal de las Casas is beautiful but especially curvy. We are going to take this road only one way, during the daytime, and we will go more slowly. Along this road, we will visit two places of major importance.