What to Do in Tuxtla Gutierrez

Leisure & Activities

Visit the best Zoo in Latin America, with its exotic animal species exclusive of Chiapas. To walk around this zoo is to take a trip into the jungle but right in the middle of the city, where you’ll find infinite plants, animals, sounds, aromas, shapes and colors. One of the most visited attractions is the black jaguar, unique in its species. This Zoo is located in the southern side of Tuxtla Gutierrez. You can arrive through the south bypass taking the cerro hueco avenue. You’ll know the place for the tropical forest where it’s located. The approximate time to visit this place is 2 hours and we recommend wearing comfortable clothing. Right after this, we head to an incredible boat tour in the Sumidero Canyon, where you can closely admire the mexican caiman and luckily the “acutus” crocodile, unique in its type, found only a few years ago. This canyon has a vertical wall of 1000 meters over the sea level. It is considered one of the most spectacular geologic faults of America, with walls that reach 1,300 meters from the depths, where the waters of the river flow. This tour takes about 2 hours. At the end of this visit, we move to the city of Chiapa de Corzo, where you’ll visit the oldest pile with crafts shops and exquisite food, including the traditional “Cochito” and the “Pozol”, a typical drink prepared with cacao and corn. By the afternoon we’ll take you in a city tour, finishing in the famous Marimba Park, where you’ll listen to live music and enjoy a unique ambiance. Enjoy the full tour for $550.00 per person

Includes: Transportation, boat tour in the Sumidero Canyon, Chiapa de Corzo and the Zoo.

Ecotourism

At the special reserve of the Ocote Biosphere, there are the botanical garden Dr. Faustino Miranda and the National Park Cañon del Sumidero, just to mention a few places around Tuxtla Gutierrez, tourists are able to find clean, quiet natural areas far from the hustle of a big city, also these are distinctive by allowing the visitor to co-exist with nature, the flora and fauna themselves are considered powerful attractions. Within the state’s capital, the tourist can find parks options that are ideal for exercising, available for a simple jogging or spending a romantic day. The choices in the city are the Marimba’s Park, the Regional Zoo Miguel Alvarez del Toro and the Joyyo Mayu Park.

Rappel and Rock Climbing

On Tuxtla Gutierrez surroundings, the visitor can get into the adventure of exploring grottos at the top of Cotorras, the Chorreadero Waterfall and the Sumidero Canyon, where fancy geological formations and cave murals wait for the visitors. In order to access those places, the enthusiasts get to take a climb on rock or rappel between the waterfalls while appreciating the flora and fauna. The Del Sumidero Canyon reaches up to 1,300 meters high, turning it into one of the most challenging walls in the region for this extreme activity. You can take treks that will lead you to tour amazing underground areas with cave murals, and to scout in stalactite caves or descending on rappel over the walls of one of the most spectacular canyons in the country.

River Rafting

One of the activities growing on popularity that is not practiced just about anywhere is the Rafting Activity. At the El Ocote Reserve there is a geological fracture the bottom features a water flow from both the affluent and mighty Grijalva River and La Venta River-Canyon; located 60 km away west the Chiapa’s capital.

This canyon also known as the Sacred Canyon features a water flow of 80 km long, which width decreases from 90 to 10 meters. As the walls gap narrows down, the flow’s pace increases, especially on rainy seasons, therefore the best time of the year to practice rafting is between the months of January and May. The challenge and the activity excitement along make of this journey an unforgettable experience.

DISTANCES

DEPARTURE DESTINATION TIME COST –TAXI APROX
Hotel San Miguel Airport 35 min $250
Hotel San Miguel Sumidero Canyon 20 min $200
Hotel San Miguel Occ Bus Station 10 min $35-45
Hotel San Miguel ZOO 10 min $35-45
Hotel San Miguel Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium 15 min $35-45
Hotel San Miguel Convention Center 15 min $40-50
Hotel San Miguel Marimba Park 2 Blocks Walking
Hotel San Miguel Zocalo Central 4 Blocks WALKING
Hotel San Miguel San Cristóbal 40 minutos $500 Aprox