Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital city of the state of Chiapas, represents an interesting tourist destination. The city borders north with a group of hills that shapes the Sumidero Canyon; to the east flows the Grijalva River, whereas to the west is the

The Teran Airport is only 5 miles from Tuxtla Gutierez. Taxis can be taken from there to any point in the city. Regional bus lines connect Tuxtla Gutierez to different cities such as Villahermosa, Oaxaca, Cancun, and Campeche. On a daily basis, there are bus lines from and to Mexico city. Good roads and highways communicate the city with other points of the region, so if you decide to drive, you will be rewarded with beautiful landscapes in your way.

Car rentals are also available. Local buses are the cheapest way to transport in this city. And taxis, though not metered, are usually inexpensive; however, it is better to agree the price in advance.

In addition to offer to modern earth and air connections to several important points of the country, the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez has many things to offer.

Downtown Tuxtla Gutierrez is the Main or Civic Square flanked by the Square of San Marcos where the Cathedral of the same name stands. Besides are the buildings of the state and the city governments. At the same time, Madero Park and Chiapas Regional Museum are in the downtown area.

Perhaps, one of the best attractions of this city is the regional zoo named Miguel Alvarez del Toro after its founder. Different species of the diverse Chiapas fauna can be admired in this zoo dedicated to the conservation of the wildlife of this state.

Really close to Tuxtla Gutierrez is the Sumidero Canyon that offers astonish views of both the canyon itself and the landscapes with Grijalva River.

Tuxtla Gutierrez belongs to a state where adventure and ecologic tourism are a real option. Many tours, besides of giving you the advantage of an experienced guide, are available at reasonable prices to enjoy wonderful vacations.

Excellent restaurants featuring authentic food of the region as well as many hotels affordable for every budget can be found in Tuxtla Gutierrez. Visitors should not miss the Marimba concerts and its beautiful music at the Marimba Garden, just a few blocks from downtown.