Tapachula is a city that is located in the Soconusco region and is known as the main border city and the most important in the state of Chiapas. Its commercial importance is in the production of flowers, fruits and vegetables such as mango, cocoa, banana and coffee. In the tourist field, they defend themselves very well by having archaeological sites, fields, trails and mountainous areas for guided excursions. Although there is more, here we show you some of the best things to see and do in Tapachula.
Archaeological zone of Izapa
The archaeological zone of Izapa was a ceremonial center built in 1500 BC. and that from 600 B.C. It was for a millennium the largest civil and religious center on the Pacific Plain. It had more than 160 buildings and 252 monuments, of which well-preserved remains can be found. It is advisable to visit the place with a guide, since most of the remains are hidden in the vegetation.
Miguel Hidalgo Central Park
Miguel Hidalgo Central Park is located in the center of the city of Tapachula. There is a covered forum where musical events, dances, exhibitions and other types of cultural events are held. There is also a kiosk where the local marimba delights visitors. The park is located near the Municipal Palace, the House of Culture and the Museum of Soconusco.
When you are there, you can stop to eat at one of the restaurants of the Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga family, which is a tradition in Guatemala and that you will take a good taste in your mouth.
San Agustín Parish
The Church of San Agustín was founded in 1819 and is located in the heart of Tapachula. It has a simple neoclassical façade, Ionic columns and is interesting for its contemporary sacred art. It is open daily from 08:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00.
Tapachula Museum (Municipal Palace)
The old Municipal Palace was restored and converted into the current Tapachula Museum. On the façade there is a huge clock, brought by Porfirio Díaz from France in the 19th century and which maintains its original pieces. The main objective of the museum is to recognize the trajectory and significance of this Mexican city, located where the nation begins. In this place you can learn about the history of the Sonocusco region.
Ayol Agroecological Ranch
The Ayol Agroecological Farm you can learn about the world of agroecology. In this place, the inhabitants carry out harvesting and planting processes of the fruits that are in the area (coffee, banana and cocoa) without using chemical products. It is a fun and recommended experience to do to become more aware of healthy cultivation.
It may also interest you: Do you want some coffee? then go to Veracruz