Welcome to Chiapas in Mexico!

Chiapas is divided into 118 municipalities and its capital city is Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Other important population centers in Chiapas include San Cristobal de las Casas, Comitán, and Tapachula. Chiapas is just one of over 60 official online guides covering the whole of Mexico. If you´re planning a trip to Mexico and would like discover our […]

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Chiapas Mayan Ruins

Chiapas is home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, and Chinkultic. It is also has one of the largest indigenous populations in the country with twelve federally recognized ethnicities. Chiapas is one of Mexico´s most popular places, visited by millions of people over the last decade. When you travel to Chiapas you […]

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Chiapas History

The Chiapas name is derived from “Chiapan” or “Tepechiapan” the name of an indigenous population. The term is from Nahuatl and has been translated to mean “sage seed hill” and “water below the hill.” After the Spanish arrived, they established two cities called Chiapas de los Indios and Chiapas de los Españoles, with the name […]

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