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Explore Tapachula, Chiapas

Almost at the foot of the Tacana Volcano, miles away from the Guatemala border is Tapachula, called the Pearl of the Soconusco, which is a region of huge cultural, historical and economical importance not only for Mexico but for Central America as well.

The diversity, natural, cultural and architectural beauties of Tapachula make a destination in south east Mexico to consider. Explore some of the top tourist attractions of Tapachula and visit them in your next trip to the city:

Church of San Agustin:

Address: Octava Avenida Nte. 22, Los Naranjos, Centro, 30830 Tapachula, Chiapas. (12 minutes from the hotel).

It was inaugurated over 200 years ago, which makes it one of the oldest churches in the region and it was the cathedral until 2001, when a more modern building was inaugurated. It contains sacred pieces of contemporary art and its façade and architecture boast a simple yet beautiful style.

Miguel Hidalgo Park:

Address: Av. Sexta Nte, Los Naranjos, Centro, 30700 Tapachula, Chiapas (11-minute walk from the hotel).

Also known as the main square of Tapachula, the Miguel Hidalgo Central Park is the heart of the city’s cultural life. It’s the venue of photographic expositions, concerts and all kind of cultural events; the ideal place, with a kiosk where the traditional marimba plays, close to other attractions in Tapachula, such as the Municipal Building and the Museum of the Soconusco.

Former Municipal Palace:

Address: 30830, Octava Avenida Nte. 22, Centro, Tapachula, Chiapas (11-minute walk from the hotel).

Built in 1926 in a neoclassic style, it exhibits unique ornamental details. Inside there’s a beautiful marble staircase and a fountain that captures the looks of visitors. After a long restoration work, this space became the Regional Archaeological Museum of the Soconusco in 1988.

Bicentenario Park:

Address: Central Sur s/n, Los Naranjos, Centro, 30830 Tapachula, Chiapas (3-minute walk from the hotel).

A gathering spot for families and visitors in Tapachula, Chiapas. It has Wi-Fi and live marimba music every day.

Izapa Archaeological Site:

Address: México #200, Tuxtla Chico, Chiapas (19-minute drive from the hotel).

It’s one of the most important archaeological sites in Chiapas, as it is believed it was the link between the Olmeca and Mayan cultures. A ceremonial center with over 160 buildings, pyramids and platforms, which main economic activity was the traffic of cacao and obsidian. Don’t miss Izapa and the history it tells, the entrance to this site is free.

Finca Hamburgo:

Address:

Finca Hamburgo, Carretera Nueva Alemania Km. 54 15°10´21.30″N / 92°19´43.90″W, 30820 Chis. (1 hour, 50 minutes from the hotel).

Chiapas is worldwide known for the production of coffee, so it’s no surprise that the old coffee plantations are now some of the coffee lovers’ favorite tourist attractions. One of the main coffee plantations in Tapachula is the Finca Hamburgo, part of the Coffee Route, located on the top of the Sierra Madre, offering an array of experiences for those looking for something different during their vacations in Chiapas.