Planning a trip to Chiapas is a mission because Chiapas has a wide variety of places to visit and ecosystems in mountains, jungles and forests. To take a trip to Chiapas is to enjoy different climates, to travel part of the Lacandona Forest and flowing rivers that feed living things and separate nations such as the Usumacinta River that adjoins Guatemala.
In Chiapas you will find majestic lakes, waterfalls and grottoes. In addition, it has one of the most striking Mayan routes of pre-Hispanic sites: Palenque which is a World Heritage Site for the historical display of power, art and wisdom in its architecture; Yaxchilán, Bonampak and Toniná surrounded by the great jungle: the Lacandona Forest, one of the last lungs in the world.
If you still don’t know which places to visit in your next (and hopefully not so far away) trip to Chiapas and want to stay in touch with nature, recharge the pile at the foot of a volcano or walk along coffee plant trails, here are 3 nature places to visit on a trip to Chiapas:
Waterfall in Tzimol Chiapas.
Tzimol is a small village descended from Mayan culture surrounded by sugar cane crops and a warm forest full of deer, badgers and tepezcuitles. In this place you will try the most local drink: pox, a liqueur made with sugar cane. You will also learn about the production of palm petates and you will see how the panela (raw sugar) is handcrafted. Don’t leave without touring one of the impressive turquoise waterfalls and pools of Chiapas that feed on the San Vicente River.
Travel by looking at the landscape from tacaná volcano.
If you are hiking or want to see unique landscapes, making a ascent of tacaná volcano has to be part of your itinerary of places to visit on a trip to Chiapas. Arrive at Talquian village, a quiet community off the conventional routes and where you will be welcomed by the Mam culture. In the area there are a wide variety of climates ranging from the tropical heat of the coastal plain to the cold of the high mountain, to one of the last mesophile mountain forests still alive in Mexico.
Cottages in front of the Montebello Lakes.
Tziscao is a community located within the Lagos de Montebello National Park. Here you can pinch organic coffee and enter the fog forest to get to know the flora and fauna. You will also have the option to visit an agroecological center where you can collaborate in the environmental conservation of the place and learn techniques to create your own organic garden.
Now that you have several options for places to visit in Chiapas, take into account the distances to organize your itinerary and live experiences within nature and with local guides. We assure you that your trip will be another one you had dreamed of!