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Chiapa De CorzoMexico

This quaint riverside town decorated with colonial monuments is a starting point for boat trips into the spectacular Cañon del Sumidero.

Visit Chiapa de Corzo, a sleepy town blending colonial heritage with pre-Colombian ruins and flamboyant festivals. Discover jaw-dropping natural beauty, ranging from the town’s setting on the Grijalva River to dramatic canyons and waterfalls. Chiapa de Corzo was first ruled over three millennia ago by an ethic group that the Aztecs called “Chiapas.” Spanish explorers arrived in 1528 and established a colonial settlement.

Plaza de Armas, marking the heart of the Centro Histórico, is a place where friends meet to chat, rest on the grassy lawns and participate in festivals. La Pila, an imposing Mudéjar Gothic-style fountain built in 1562, dominates the square. Other notable landmarks include the brick Clock Tower and the Battle of 21 October 1863 Monument. Walk around the square’s perimeter and admire Los Portales, a series of arcades in front of the low-rise colonial buildings.

Marvel at the grandeur of the 16th-century Temple and Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. Constructed by Dominican monks, it features Baroque elements, an exquisite façade and a gilded pulpit. Within the temple, the Museum of Laca has an exhibition of brightly colored lacquered gourds. Learn about the history of the marimba percussion instrument at the nearby House Museum of Marimba.

Join a boat tour at the town pier to Cañon del Sumidero National Park, located north along the river. Gaze up at soaring canyons. Spot myriad birdlife, intriguing rock formations and waterfalls. On the town’s southern outskirts is Chiapa de Corzo Archaeological Site. See the remains of Zoque temple buildings, which formed part of a settlement occupied from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 600.

Chiapa de Corzo is a 20-minute drive southeast of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Public minibuses travel frequently between Plaza de Armas and Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Come in January for the Fiesta Grande, a wild festival of dances, masquerades and street food. Feast on traditional dishes, including pepita con tasajo, a meat stew and pumpkin seeds, and drink a refreshing pozol made of water, sugar and beaten corn flour.

Top Hotels in Chiapa De Corzo

La Ceiba Hotel Spa
La Ceiba Hotel Spa
3.5 out of 5
Av. Dominguez Ruiz 300, San Jacinto, Chiapa De Corzo, CHIS
The price is $41 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Located in the heart of Chiapa De Corzo, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Chiapa de Corzo Plaza and within 9 mi (15 km) of Canon del Sumidero National ...

4/5Very Good! (200 reviews)

"It is amazing how clean and safe this town is. I fell in love with his people."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

La Ceiba Hotel Spa
OYO Hospedaje Colibrí
OYO Hospedaje Colibrí
2.5 out of 5
Calle Mexicanidad de Chiapas #266, Chiapa De Corzo, CHIS
The price is $16 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Situated in Chiapa De Corzo, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Chiapa de Corzo Plaza and within 9 mi (15 km) of Canon del Sumidero National Park and Ambar Fashion ...

3/5 (2 reviews)

"Buena hubicacion. Zona centro de chiapa de corzo.."…"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019

OYO Hospedaje Colibrí
Yaxché
Yaxché
3 out of 5
Av. Domingo Ruiz 300 Colonia Centro, Chiapa De Corzo, CHIS
The price is $32 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3

Situated in Chiapa De Corzo, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Chiapa de Corzo Plaza and within 9 mi (15 km) of Canon del Sumidero National Park and Ambar Fashion ...

3.5/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Hot water problems without resolution. Courtyard and Resteraunt pleasing. Smells like a sewer."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Yaxché
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Chiapa De Corzo

Ven de Vacaciones y Siéntete Como en Casa!!!
Ven de Vacaciones y Siéntete Como en Casa!!!
Chiapa De Corzo, CHP
The price is $140 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Situated on a river, this vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Chiapa de Corzo Plaza and within 9 mi (15 km) of Canon del Sumidero National Park and Ambar Fashion ...

Ven de Vacaciones y Siéntete Como en Casa!!!
Casa Familiar Nueva MUY Cómoda Y Amplia
Casa Familiar Nueva MUY Cómoda Y Amplia
Chiapa De Corzo, CHP
The price is $139 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Situated in Chiapa De Corzo, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Canon del Sumidero National Park, Ambar Fashion Mall, and Chiapas Polyforum and Convention ...

Casa Familiar Nueva MUY Cómoda Y Amplia
Cabañas y Suites Sergia Torres
Cabañas y Suites Sergia Torres
3 out of 5
KM. 40.5 Supercarretera, Tuxtla San Cristobal, San Cristobal de las Casas, CHIS
The price is $45 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in San Cristobal de las Casas, this cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Huitepec Ecological Reserve, Church of San Cristobal, and Amber Museum of Chiapas. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)

"Ideal para descansar, paisajes bonitos, ubicación buena para trasladarse a otros interesantes"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Cabañas y Suites Sergia Torres
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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