Top Choice Archaeological Site in Comitán Region

Chinkultic Ruins

With a dearth of other tourists, this is one of those magical archaeological sites where the sense of wild atmosphere is as enthralling as the stories written into the stones. Chinkultic was a minor Maya power durin…
Top Choice Museum in Comitán

Museo Arqueológico de Comitán

Although this museum is very small it's crammed with treasures from the area’s many archaeological sites (Spanish signage only). Despite all the beautiful artistic items from across the ages the highlights for most …
Waterfall in Comitán Region

El Chiflón

These mighty waterfalls tumble 120m off the edge of an escarpment 20km southwest of Comitán. In a region with a surfeit of impressive waterfalls these ones really are something special. In the dry season, from rough…
Archaeological Site in Comitán Region

Tenam Puente Maya Ruins

These sprawling Maya ruins feature three ball courts, a 20m tiered pyramid and other structures rising from a wooded hillside. Tenam Puente was one of a set of Classic Maya settlements in this region that seem to ha…
Church in Comitán

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

On the plaza, the pretty apricot-yellow Iglesia de Santo Domingo dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, and sports unusual and handsome blind arcading on its tower. Its former monastic buildings next door are no…
Museum in Comitán

Casa Museo Dr Belisario Domínguez

Just south of the main plaza, the recently renovated Casa Museo Dr Belisario Domínguez is the family home of Comitán’s biggest hero and the site of his medical practice. It provides (in Spanish) fascinating insights…
Museum in Comitán Region

Religious Art Museum

The chapel at the Parador-Museo Santa María is a religious art museum with an interesting array of colonial-era work from Europe and the Philippines as well as Mexico and Guatemala. The exhibits are well lit and dis…
Notable Building in Comitán

Centro Cultural Rosario Castellanos

The Centro Cultural Rosario Castellanos started life in the 16th century as a set of monastic buildings. Since then it's been both a government building and a school and it now serves as a vibrant cultural center. S…
Plaza in Comitán

Main Plaza

Flanked by grand buildings, this pretty plaza has modern sculpture pieces and manicured mature flat-topped trees where birds flock and chirp in the evening.
Notable Building in Comitán


Just north of the central plaza, Comitán's market is a good place to hunt for cheap eats and photo ops.