Chiapas is located in the southern part of Mexico, just a short hour flight from Cancun.
OK, so Cancun has its' own features that make it a great vacation spot, but if you really want to see some of Mexico and its' unique culture, Chiapas offers a taste from the old Spanish invasion and has 6 unique indigenous groups.
If you want to mix an advantage vacation with a romantic getaway or show your family how other cultures live, Chiapas offers plenty to do and experience.
The Palenque ruins are still being excavated and there are several waterfalls worth visiting. The hotels in the area offer a wide range of ratings all with a unique taste of southern Mexico.
The Palenque archaeological site is one of Mexico's most important tourist destinations. Located on the first rise of the Tumbala mountains, the site looks out over the Usumacinta River flood plain.
On arrival at the site, prepare to be confronted by the largest Mesoamerican step pyramid, the Temple of Inscriptions, spotted with hieroglyphics that have contributed significantly to the study of Mayan civilization. The site is surrounded by beautiful natural areas.
The 75-foot-high Temple of the Inscriptions contains one of the only crypts found inside a pyramid in Mexico.
On excavation, the Tomb of Pakal, a Mayan ruler of the 7th century, revealed an array of jewels, masks, jade ornaments, wall carvings and other exquisite artifacts. Steep yourself in the history of Palenque, among the ancient stones of its temples and in the ruins' charming on-site museum.
Dining & Food
Experience not only the wonderful and tasty foods of Chiapas, but also the unique atmospheres. If you're a foodie or just looking for new experiences when it comes to dining Chiapas has plenty to offer.
If your a coffee lover or a hot chocoholic be sure to try some of the local cafes.
There's nothing like fresh coffee and the chocolate has it's own unique flavor from cafe to cafe.
Misol-Ha and Agua Azul are just 2 of the Waterfall parks in Chiapas.
The climate in the lower levels are tropical and the rains help to keep these lands fertile also create some spectacular water features that roll over and down into deep valleys and gorges. And the result is a series of inspiring waterfalls that have been turned into parks, many of which are easily accessible.
There are many small designer hotels and cozy inns that depict the culture and taste of Southern Mexico.
Chiapas offers first class accommodation in a place surrounded by waterfalls, majestic ruins of the Mayan past and jungle landscapes, a perfect place for an adventure vacations mixed with wedding or business travel, as well as excellent choice for who wants to discover treasures of the Mayan culture.