State of Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route

Discovering Chiapas with the Mayan Train

The most magical of the Magical Towns of Mexico.

Chiapas, nestled along the Mayan Train Route, is celebrated for its rich cultural tapestry and abundant natural wonders. Home to numerous indigenous communities, including the Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, and Lacandon peoples, Chiapas offers a fascinating glimpse into Mexico’s diverse heritage.

The region’s vibrant Mayan heritage is palpable, with a wealth of archaeological sites dotting the landscape, showcasing its ancient legacy.

Typical Costume of Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route

Chiapas enchants visitors with its diverse landscapes, from the lush expanse of the Lacandon Jungle, one of North America’s last remaining tropical rainforests, to its majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls. With its blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical significance, Chiapas beckons travelers seeking authentic experiences.

Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the state capital and economic hub, serves as the gateway to Chiapas’s myriad attractions, inviting exploration and discovery for all who venture there.

Palenque Archaeological Site

A state with Mayan and Mestizo roots

What is the history of the state of Chiapas?

Chiapas was an important region for the production of gold, silver, and other natural resources. However, it was also the scene of several indigenous conflicts and uprisings, such as the 1712 rebellion led by the Tzotzil leader Juan Diego, and the 1869 rebellion led by the Tzotzil leader Jacinto Pat.

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Between 53.6°F and 66.2°F

Foundation

1824

Where is the State of Chiapas located?

The State of Chiapas is located in the southeastern part of Mexico. It borders the state of Tabasco to the north, Veracruz and Oaxaca to the west, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Republic of Guatemala to the east.

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State of Chiapas on the Tren Maya route

Nature in Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route
Chiapas Crafts on the Tren Maya Route
Ancient Submerged Church of Chiapas on the Tren Maya Route
Waterfall in Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route
La Pila in Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route
Archaeological Site in Chiapas on the Mayan Train Route

What are the Festivities of the State of Chiapas?

The State of Chiapas has various festivities and celebrations throughout the year, some of the most important ones include:

Chiapa de Corzo Carnival on the Mayan Train Route

Chiapa de Corzo Carnival

It is celebrated in January and is one of the oldest and most colorful festivals in Chiapas. During a week, the city is filled with music, dances, and parades.

San Marcos Festival on the Mayan Train Route

San Marcos Festival

It is celebrated in Tuxtla Gutiérrez in April and is one of the largest fairs in Mexico. During the fair, there are cultural, sports, artistic, and commercial activities.

Feast of San Juan Chamula on the Mayan Train Route

San Juan Chamula Festival

It is celebrated in the town of San Juan Chamula in July and is a religious festival where traditional ceremonies are held in the village church.

What to do in the state of Chiapas?

The state of Chiapas offers a wealth of cultural, natural, and historical attractions, which means there are many things to do and places to visit. Here are some options:

Agua Azul Waterfall on the Mayan Train Route

Visit Agua Azul Waterfall

Sumidero Canyon on the Mayan Train Route

Explore the Sumidero Canyon

Lacantún River on the Mayan Train Route

Navigate the Lacantún River

El Chiflón Waterfall on the Mayan Train Route

Visit “El Chiflón” Waterfall

Reserve "La Sepultura" on the Mayan Train Route

Explore “La Sepultura” Reserve

Amber Museum on the Mayan Train Route

Visit the Amber Museum

Outstanding Activities in the State of Chiapas

The State of Chiapas offers a wide variety of activities for all tastes and ages, some of the most outstanding ones include:

Montebello Lagoon on the Mayan Train Route

Visit the Montebello Lagoon

Misol-Ha Waterfall on the Mayan Train Route

Swim in the Misol-Ha Waterfall

Beaches in the state of Chiapas

Although the state of Chiapas is known for its stunning natural landscapes and rich indigenous culture, it does not have an extensive coastline, and the beaches in the state are limited. However, there are some interesting options to visit:

Boca del Cerro Beach on the Mayan Train Route

Boca del Cielo Beach

Puerto Arista Beach on the Mayan Train Route

Puerto Arista Beach

Paredón Bay on the Mayan Train Route

Paredon Bay

Archaeological Sites in the State of Chiapas

The state of Chiapas is rich in history and boasts numerous Mayan archaeological sites, some of the most important ones being:

What are the Mayan Train Stations in the State of Chiapas?

Chiapas has one station on the Tren Maya

What are the stops of the Mayan Train in the State of Chiapas?

There are no stops in Chiapas at the moment.

What tours are available in the state of Chiapas?

Some Travel Agencies in the State of Chiapas

Enjoy Chiapas and the Mayan World on the Mayan Train Route
Disfruta Chiapas y el Mundo Maya

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Where to stay in the state of Chiapas?

Some hotels in the state of Chiapas

Maya Palenque Hotel on the Tren Maya Route
Hotel Maya Palenque

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Axkan Arte Hotel Tuxtla on the Tren Maya Route
Axkan Arte Hotel Tuxtla

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Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal on the Mayan Train Route
Boutique Hotel Quinta Chanabnal

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Where to eat in the State of Chiapas?

Some Restaurants in the State of Chiapas

Restaurant Belil, Flavors of Chiapas
Restaurant Belil, Flavors of Chiapas

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Kuxul Cocina Chiapaneca
Kuxul Cocina Chiapaneca

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Chiapas Waterfall on the Mayan Train Route

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