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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 Mexican in Comitán

Ta Bonitio

Ever had an octopus tentacle burger? No, we didn't think so. Highly imaginative and quirky modern Chiapas dishes are served up at this easygoing place that as much as possible uses only local produce. As well as une…
Top Choice Mexican in Comitán Region

Restaurant Los Geranios

The excellent Restaurant Los Geranios, which is set inside the elegant Parador Santa María, serves Chiapan and international dishes prepared with organic ingredients (including coffee) grown onsite.
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…
Spanish in Comitán

500 Noches

Soaring ceilings and romantic nooks populate this cavernous restaurant-bar specializing in fondues, tapas and 80-plus wines, as well as craft beers. The big draw is the live trova folk music (starting at 7pm nightly…
Beer Garden in Comitán

Pura Vida

A little way to the west of the city center this unpretentious and cool beer garden has a long list of local and international beers, which go well with the frequent live music and blazing bonfires.
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…