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Tuxtla Gutiérrez/Mexico

Introducing Tuxtla Gutiérrez

In Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutiérrez is as close to a big city as you’re going to get. A busy modern metropolis and transportation hub, the state capital doesn’t overwhelm with style, though it makes up for it with lots of amenities and nightlife. Most travelers pass through either the shiny modern airport or the bus station on the way to somewhere else, but it’s a comfortable, worthwhile and warm place to spend a day or two.

The always busy main east–west street, Avenida Central, runs across the Plaza Cívica’s south side. A few blocks west of the Jardín de la Marimba, Avenida Central becomes Blvd Belisario Domínguez; many of the Tuxtla’s best hotels and restaurants are strung along this road. Eastward, Avenida Central turns into Blvd Ángel Albino Corzo around 1.5km east of Plaza Cívica.