Tzimol

Chiapas

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About

Tzimol

We are a small town, descendant of the Mayan culture, surrounded by sugarcane crops and a warm forest full of deer, badgers, and tepezcuintles. We have a long tradition of pox production, a local liquor made of sugarcane; we make palm mats and we have artisanal factories of panela (brown sugar or raw sugar). The most impressive are the rivers and waterfalls that surround us, the San Vicente River is born in Tzimol with dozens of waterfalls that feed their pools of turquoise water hidden among hundred-year-old “ahuehuete” trees.

Your Host

I am Angel, member of the group of Tzimol guides. We are proud of the cultural heritage of our people, so we have decided to show the world how are the tzimoleros and the tzimoleras. Quinn, Adrian and I will welcome you with pleasure and desire to share the beauty of this place with people who want to know about nature and traditional jobs.

Activities

  • Explore, swim and jump on the San Vicente River between waterfalls and natural pools.
  • Panela (brown sugar cane) production workshop in the artisan factories of the community.
  • Pox tasting (traditional liquor made from corn) Workshop for the making of palm mats.
  • Camp in the forest with campfire and hammocks.
  • Tour with mountain bike or horse.

Lodging

  • Camping in the forest: we will help you set up your camp under the trees and next to the San Vicente River.
  • It has a dry bath, hammocks to lie down and a fire set for cooking.
  • Lodging at Doña María Socorro’s house: you will stay at the home of Ángel’s mother who has individual rooms and for couples.
  • It has a bathroom shared with the family.

Weather

  • Tzimol is located in a warm temperate zone.
  • During the summer, the rains are abundant and the color of the river becomes light brown.
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Where?

Tzimol is located in the south of Chiapas near the city of Comitán:
20 minutes from Comitán.
2 hours from San Cristóbal de las Casas.
3 hours from Tuxtla Gutiérrez.

This community has been explored and verified by the Rutopia team. We assure you a safe, accesible and authentic experience.

Reviews

Tzimol

5/5
Snorkle, poems and quesadillas

My trip in Tzimol was very good, Angel and Quinn are a kind and welcoming couple who will do their best to make yourself feel at home. I loved to snorkle the Chukumaltik Cenote and the bike tour was also a great experience (I tried the best Pox prepared by Don Augusto and I understood the huge work behind a sugar cane!). Morover, during the bike tour I had the chance to meet Angel’s grandmother who is an incredible human and who recited beautiful poems by heart written by her grand father (Adrian Abadia) – my favourite was “Las Neblinas” the poem of travelers. I also enjoyed meeting Angel and Quinn’s friends and family, they are very nice people and was great to share experiences with them. Finally, the food was very very good, the Quesadilla done by Angel’s parents was so so good and I also loved the restaurant of Angel’s aunt by the lake. It was a great pleasure to meet you and thank you very much for all you’ve done for me during my stay in Tzimol. I loved visiting all these nice places, but the most important part was to discover the bautiful people that you are. Muchas Gracias!

5/5
A wonderful experience

My trip in Tzimol was very good, Angel and Quinn are a kind and welcoming couple who will do their best to make yourself feel at home. I loved to snorkle the Chukumaltik Cenote and the bike tour was also a great experience (I tried the best Pox prepared by Don Augusto and I understood the huge work behind a sugar cane!). Morover, during the bike tour I had the chance to meet Angel’s grandmother who is an incredible human and who recited beautiful poems by heart written by her grand father (Adrian Abadia) – my favourite was “Las Neblinas” the poem of travelers. I also enjoyed meeting Angel and Quinn’s friends and family, they are very nice people and was great to share experiences with them. Finally, the food was very very good, the Quesadilla done by Angel’s parents was so so good and I also loved the restaurant of Angel’s aunt by the lake. It was a great pleasure to meet you and thank you very much for all you’ve done for me during my stay in Tzimol. I loved visiting all these nice places, but the most important part was to discover the bautiful people that you are. Muchas Gracias!

5/5
Gran experiencia

Ir al pueblo de Tzimol es una experiencia única, el pueblo tiene muchas zonas increíbles escondidas, además está rodeado por un río azul turquesa que se torna en unas cascadas espectaculares (las 3 tzimoleras). Para mi una experiencia que no debe faltar es ir temprano a las cascadas las tres tzimoleras con Ángel para nadar por en el río y aventarte de las cascadas! después regresar a casa de Angel y platicar, comer y tomar un café delicioso con piloncillo que se produce ahí mismo.