Tropical rainforests, mayan ruins &
Located just a few miles from the Guatemalan border, near Mexico’s southernmost point, Puerto Chiapas is a serene gateway to lush tropical rainforests, coastal plains, ancient Mayan ruins, and historic traditions of this culturally rich region.
Visit the city of Tapachula and its Museo Archaeologico del Soconusco, or one of the country’s finest ancient sites, the Maya city of Palenque, with its great stone temples, limestone hills, and crystal clear rivers.
Head to the beaches of Playa Linda and San Benito for a day of sand and surf, or sip a cup of rich Mexican java at one the region’s many coffee plantations, as you watch the sun go down.
One of the largest Maya sites in the region, Izapa was settled as early as 1500 BC. The site included pyramids, sculpted plazas and squares, and possibly two ball courts. The site had anywhere from 80-130 mounds, of which roughly only half have been restored so far.
Explore the modern city of Tapachula, the capital of the Chiapas region. There are several attractions to explore including the Soconusco Archeological Museum, which features several pieces from the nearby Maya ruin of Izapa. Nearby Parque Hidalgo offers a welcome reprieve from the warm tropical sun.
Izapa Ruins and Chocolate Discovery
Puerto Chiapas, Mexico At a glance