Chiapas, Mexico

How I traveled Chiapas

By Sergio Camalich

This was the second time I was in Chiapas in less than two months, but now traveling all by myself.

I decided to not visit all the same places I visited last time, so there are a couple of sites outside of this post that you should still consider.

The Route

On this occasion, I was in Chiapas for barely 11 days, visiting the northern part of the state: Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, San Juan Chamula, Ocosingo and Toniná, Agua Azul, Palenque, Lacanjá, Bonampak and Yaxchilán.

There are lots of other places to visit, though: Chiapa de Corzo, the beautiful lakes of Montebello and Comitán, just to name a few.

Travel budget

Food and drinks(groceries, restaurants, water, alcohol): $130 US
Accomodation(hotels, hostels, camping fees): $40 US
Transportation(buses, taxis, boats, etc.): $109 US
Activities(entrance fees, classes, tours, etc.): $18 US
Miscellaneous(laundry, soundries, souvenirs, visas, etc.): $34 US



I stayed on the limit of my daily budget, but I would like to save at least a little bit more.

My favorites

— Wandering around Toniná and its underworld.
— The mind-blowing church of San Juan Chamula.
— Trekking in the Palenque jungle.
— My first time in the Agua Azul waterfalls.
— Discovering Yaxchilán, by far!

My not-so-favorites

— Lacanjá was way too touristy.

More pictures of Chiapas

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