The capital of Chiapas is a quiet city where nature and colorful tradition take center stage. Planners will find a sound and modern infrastructure for their meetings and events.
Relatively hot and humid. Temperatures range from 70s (21ºC) to 80s (27ºC) for highs and low 60s (16ºC) to low 70s (21ºC) for lows.
You can connect to the Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport (TGZ) via Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mérida or Cancun.
Favorites in town include the 210-room Marriott, with 9,881 ft² (918 m²) of total event space and capacity for up to 800 in their largest room; the 167-room Hilton Garden Inn with 2,898 ft² (270 m²) for small meetings and events and the 112-room Crowne Plaza, with over 32,290 ft² (3,000 m²) flexible function space.
The Chiapas Polyforum and Convention Center has a grand salon that can hold up to 1,500 people, a 100-person auditorium and an ample vestibule for expos. The adjacent auditorium has room for up to 3,875 spectators. The Emilio Rabasa City Theater can host events for up to 1,200 people; the Jaime Sabines Cultural Center can welcome 200 people indoors and 100 people in their open air Sala Ágora; the Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium can host rallies of up to 30,000 people with services; while the Chiapas Autodrome has the capacity for events of up to 17,000 people.
When in town head, to Marimba Park for some fun live music and follow your nose to the Museum of Coffee, but you’ll really want to explore what’s outside the city: the spectacular Sumidero Canyon, with high vertical walls that reach over 3,200 feet (975 meters) in height. Groups will enjoy the leisurely boat ride down the river, which can take as long as three hours and showcases caves and interesting rock formations.
Plan on a January visit to Chiapa de Corzo, the oldest colonial town in Chiapas and the jump off point for exploring the Canyon, when the parachico dancers take to the streets during the Fiesta Grande de Enero, declared a UNESCO “intangible heritage of humanity.”