Chiapas is a place that will make your heart race. Part of its charm is its vital indigenous culture that has survived the passing of time. Chiapas treasures Mexico’s most astonishing Mayan ruins in Palenque. As for San Cristóbal de las Casas, you will find one of Chiapas’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities.
Chiapas is located in the southeast of Mexico. It borders Tabasco to the north; Veracruz and Oaxaca to the west; and the Gulf of Tehuantepec to the south. Its name comes from the Náhuatl word chiapa or chiapan, which means “In the chía river”.
In most of the state the climate is humid warm and sub-humid warm. The annual average temperature ranges from 64°F in Altos de Chiapas to 82°F along the coast. It has four Magical Towns which include San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapa de Corzo, Comitán and Palenque. Furthermore, the Palenque pre-Hispanic City and National Park are recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.