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San Cristobal de las Casas May 13

San Cristobal de las Casas is located in the center of the State of Chiapas, is the main tourist destination in Chiapas. It was one of the first towns built in the Spanish Northern America and it was named Pueblo Mágico, but actually has the quality of city. It has been considered the cultural capital and pride of the State of Chiapas, where there are different cultural expressions both from Chiapas and worldwide.

In this city people can discover magnificent religious buildings like the Cathedral, built in the seventeenth century or the Temple of Santo Domingo, which dates from 1547, the two buildings are lined with colorful details of Baroque and indigenous manufacturing, which perpetuate the cultural heritage of ethnic Tzotzil, Tzeltal and Lacandones, from whom we can also observe exotic collections of objects of daily use, handicrafts and sheltered prehispanic pieces in the Museum Na Bolom or the Cultural Center of Los Altos de Chiapas. Today many of these indigenous tribes still live in the neighborhood. more…

Sumidero Canyon Mar 04

This park is located in the towns of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapa de Corzo, Nuevo Usumacinta and San Fernando in the state of Chiapas. It was declared National park on 1980 and it has an area of 21.789 hectares. Its canyon walls and forest vegetation goes up to 1000 meters in height, allowing the presence of micro-environments with different climates of the region.

There are different versions about the size of the canyon, in the case of the length varies from 13 to 22 km, depending on what is taken as the start and end points and the height varies between 700 and 1400 m.

It can be admired by land, only 23 km from the city center, with 5 viewpoints which are La Ceiba, El Coyote, El Tepehuaje, El Roblar and Los Chiapa, or for an exciting river route, starting from more…