Attractions

Top Choice Zoo in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro

Chiapas, with its huge range of natural environments, has the highest concentration of animal species in North America, including several varieties of big cat, 1200 butterfly species and more than 600 birds. About 1…
Top Choice Plaza in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Jardín de la Marimba

To take your paseo (stroll) with the locals, stop by this leafy plaza in the evening. It’s eight blocks west of Plaza Cívica, and the whole city seems to turn out here for the free nightly marimba concerts (6pm to 9…
Park in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Parque Madero

The park’s Museo Regional de Chiapas, an imposing modern building, has a sampling of lesser archaeological pieces from Chiapas’ many sites, and a slightly more interesting history section, running from the Spanish c…
Museum in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Museo del Café

Operated by the state government, this small museum, housed inside an attractive colonial building, contains exhibits on the cultivation and processing of everyone's favorite bean. Descriptions are in Spanish only, …
Museum in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Museo de la Marimba

On the Jardín de la Marimba, this small museum showcases 100 years of this ubiquitous instrument, with both antique and modern models on display and a photo exhibition of the most revered marimba performers.
Plaza in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Plaza Cívica

Bustling and broad, Tuxtla’s main plaza occupies two blocks flanked by an untidy array of concrete government and commercial structures. At its southern end, across Avenida Central, you’ll find nice hill views in fr…
Museum in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Museo Regional de Chiapas

The Museo Regional de Chiapas, an imposing modern building, has a sampling of lesser archaeological pieces from Chiapas’ many sites, and a slightly more interesting history section, running from the Spanish conquest…
Amusement Park in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Centro de Convivencia Infantil

Parque Madero contains a children’s park, the Centro de Convivencia Infantil, with a minitrain, carnival games, pony rides and other diversions for the (approximately) under-sevens. A lot of rides don’t open weekday…
Cathedral in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Catedral de San Marcos

The eye-catching white cathedral’s clock tower tinkles out a tune on the hour to accompany a kitsch merry-go-round of apostles’ images, which emerges from its upper levels.
Gardens in Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Jardín Botánico

Parque Madero contains the lush oasis of the Jardín Botánico – a nice respite from the city heat.