Combined with the Yucatan Peninsula and parts of Guatemala, the state of Chiapas is a central part of the Mundo Maya “Mayan World.” Modern day locals, “chiapanecos”, are descendants of the Maya and still maintain close ties to their religion and customs. From its lush tropical lowlands to its indigenous highlands, Chiapas attracts more travelers and trekkers than typical tourists. Local festivals, exquisite Mayan ruins, diverse nature and a rich blend of colonial and indigenous cultures makes trips to the region fascinating travel experiences. With a landscape that ranges from misty mountains to pine covered hills and dense jungle, Chiapas has an ideal climate for coffee, tropical fruits, and rich biodiversity. The howler monkeys, jaguars, and numerous avian species all occupy your senses when you descend into the lush valleys or climb to the tops of the mountainous peaks.
This state includes the visits worth visiting such as
Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan, Agua Azul, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Sumidero Canyon, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and Villahermosa
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