Tuxtla Gutierrez is the capital city of the state of Chiapas. The city is surrounded by jungle, and therefore its climate is always semi-humid and warm. The rainy season begins in early May and can last until early October.
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The historic infrastructure of Tuxtla Gutierrez has a remarkable buildings such as the Cathedral of San Marcos and the Old Government Palace, which have been restored for tourist purposes. Other outstanding buildings such as the Centro de Convenciones and the Polyforum Chiapas, have a mix of neocolonial and contemporary architectural styles.
When traveling to Tuxtla Gutierrez, a visit to the Chiapas Regional Museum and to the Paleontology Museum will help you to learn about Chiapas’ past and to understand the importance of all the rich natural resources that this region has.
Tuxtla Gutierrez is located in a region where nature flourishes in every spot, making it an attractive destination for those who travel to Mexico. Nearby the city there are amazing ecological parks which are ideal to feel the charm of the jungle. The Ecote Reserve and the Faustino Miranda Botanical Garden are a popular destinations for a day trip visit to Tuxtla Gutierrez. There is also the Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo where a wide variety of animal species from the jungle can be observed.
Tourists usually stay here to be able to visit all the magnificent attractions in the surrounded areas. Some of them are the impressive Sumidero Canyon which is only 20 minutes far from the city, the town of Chiapa del Corzo which is an ancient Mayan ceremonial center and the Chorreadero waterfall that has caverns and underground rivers.
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