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Chiapas : useful info
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Area code : 961 + 7 digits for Tuxtla

Tuxtla

Means of transportation

By plane : the international airport ANGEL ALBINO CORZO (TGZ) is located 30 km from downtown on the road to Chiapa de Corzo – There are daily flights to Mexico.

Celebration with parachicos costumes Interjet, low cost (55) 11 02 55 55 in Mexico City - 01 800 01 12345 – open every day, 7h-23h. Consult their web site for offices sales : www.interjet.com.mx - company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A320). Started by domestic flights, now its currently operates to and from the U.S.A.
From Mexico city to Chihuahua/Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/
Huatulco
/Tuxtla/Chetumal/Mérida/Cancun and also to Havana/Miami/New-York JFK and Orange County near Los Angeles.
From Toluca to Las Vegas/Puerto Vallarta/Ixtapa/Acapulco/Cancun.

Volaris, low cost (55) 11 02 80 00 in Mexico City 01 800 122 8000 - www.volaris.mx - domestic and international flights in Airbus A319, company located in Toluca with new generation planes (Airbus A319). Volaris is proposing shuttles as Cancun to Playa del Carmen and hotel accommodations in the hotel zone next to Cancun (between MXN 70 and 170), Puebla downtown to airport (MXN50), Tijuana to San Diego, (MXN 230 and MXN 275). Consult their ground services in the web site : www.volaris.mx.

Right picture : Celebration with parachicos costumes


Domestic flights:
From Mexico to Chihuahua/Cancun/Puerto Vallarta/Tijuana.
From Toluca to Guadalajara/Cancun.
From Tijuana to Acapulco/Oaxaca/Puerto Vallarta/Zacatecas/Leon/Morelia
/Los Mochis/Guadalajara/Mexico.
From Guadalajara to Chihuahua/Puebla.
From Aguascalientes, Puebla, Quéretaro and Léon : direct flights to Cancun.
International flights to the USA :
From San Francisco/Oakland to Guadalajara and Mexico.
From Los Angeles to Aguascalientes/Zacatecas/Morelia/Guadalajara/Uruapan.
From Las Vegas to Guadalajara.
From San José (California) to Guadalajara.
From Chicago to Zacatecas/Morelia/Leon/Mexico.
From Denver to Mexico.
From Orlando to Mexico.
From Sacramento and Fresno vers Guadalajara (new flights).
In process for the beginning of 2013 : Mexico/Tuxtla and Mexico/Mérida.

and,

The last one to obtain the operating license in December 2006 : Aeroenlaces, S.A. de C.V / VivaAerobús -
Property of Investors specialized in Mexican transport (IAMSA) and the airline Irish « low cost » company Ryanair. Company located in Monterrey. Domestic flights from Mexico City as well as international flights to the USA. Consult their site : www.vivaaerobus.com, call center in Monterrey : (81) 82-150-150, in Mexico City (55) 47 775 050, in Guadalajara (33) 47 770 770 and from USA 1 888 9 FLY VIV (359 848). Flights operated with B737-300, same planes as Ryanair, mother-house.
Domestic and International flights:
From Monterrey to Chihuahua/Acapulco/Leon/Puerto Vallarta/Cuernavaca/Oaxaca.
From Guadalajara to Cancun/Mérida/Tuxtla/Mexico.
From Mexico to Campeche/Guadalajara/Mérida/Puerto Escondido/
Cancun/Huatulco/Puerto Vallarta/Oaxaca/Tuxtla.
From Cuernavaca to Cancun (new flight).
From Tuxtla to Cancun.
From Monterrey to San Antonio/Houston/Las Vegas (USA).

Taxi : $120 from the airport to downtown.

     By bus :

ameridian with her child 1st class Terminal : it is located at the crossing of calle 2 Poniente Norte and Avenue 2 Norte Oriente # 323, ADO # 323, ADO - (961) 612 41 26 ou 611 45 01, 618 36 66. Twelve daily buses to Mexico Tapo (12/13h ride, from $960 - 2012 fees) with the companies ADO GL. 9 bus to Mexico Norte.
The cities of Oaxaca (4 daily buses : 10h ride), Veracruz (2 daily buses : 10h ride), Cancun (5 daily buses : 18/19h ride), Campeche (2 daily buses : 11h30 ride) and Villahermosa (13 daily buses : 5h ride) are serviced by these companies.
The cities of Chiapas such as San Cristóbal, Comitán and Tapachula and the site of Palenque are also serviced by many daily buses. The trips to Palenque and Tapachula are very long (9h) : it is advised to use the Company ADO.

The buses and minibus to San Cristóbal and Chiapa de Corzo can be ride at two different places :

Office of OMNIBUS DE CHIAPAS - 3A Sur Oriente # 884, Centro, (961) 611 26 56, 611 25 32.

Office of TRANSPORTE PANORAMICO CAÑON DEL SUMIDERO - Calzada de los Hombres Ilustres s/n Centro
( 961) 602 66 77.

There are many colectivos going to San Cristóbal. They are faster. (Avenue 2 sur Oriente, between Calle 3 and 4 Oriente Norte).

   Right picture : ameridian with her child

Rental cars

Advantage rent a car - 11A Poniente Sur n°1172, LA LOMITA, 614 66 81, 614 66 83.

Alamo rent a car - 5A Norte Poniente # 2260, LOS SABINOS, 602 16 00 or 602 15 27, 602 15 27
www.alamo-mexico.com.

Europcar - blvd Belisario Dominguez # 2075, XAMAIPAK, / 121 49 22, www.europcar.com.mx.

Excellent rent a car - blvd Belisario Dominguez # 1081, Fracc BUGAMBILIAS, / 671 69 06, www.excellent.com.mx.

Hertz rent a car - blvd Belisario Dominguez # 1195, SANTA ELENA, 615 53 48 or 617 77 77, 615 53 48, www.avasa.com.

Only rent a car - blvd Belisario Dominguez # 1934, XAMAIPAK, 147 60 23 or 181 42 44, 147 60 23, www.onlyrentacar.com.

Thrifty car rental - blvd Belisario Dominguez # 2510, JARDINES DE TUXTLA, 615 13 82 or 615 06 72, 615 09 71, www.thrifty.com.

Tourist offices

Tourist office of the state (SEDETUR) : blvd Dr Belisario Dominguez # 950 (in front of Bonampak hotel), (961) 602 51 27 / 602 52 69 - 602 52 81, www.turismochiapas.gob.mx, open mon-sat, 9AM-9PM.

Municipal Tourist Office : 2A Norte y Calle Central, local 9, Centro, (961) 612 55 11 or 613 02 91 - 612 88 71, www.tuxtla.gob.mx, open Mon-Fri 8 AM-4 PM and Sat 8 AM-1 PM (there is not a lot of information on their website).

Tourist information Booths on the Zócalo, at the airport and the bus Station Cristóbal Colón.

Post-office : 1re Avenue Norte Oriente, corner calle 2 Oriente norte, open 9 AM-4 PM, Mon-Fri.


Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : There are many of them downtown, close to the Zócalo, especially Banamex (1er Sur Poniente # 141) and Bancomer (crossing Avenue Central Oriente and 2e Poniente Norte). ATM Visa :


Chiapa de Corzo

A lot of colectivos from 7AM to 10PM to Tuxtla

Tourist Information - Calle 5 de Febrero Acceso Al Malecon, Centro. Good documentation (in spanish).

Area code : 967 + 7 digits for San Cristóbal

San Cristóbal

Means of transportation

By bus : three bus terminals.

church of San Cristóbal
1st Class Terminal with the companies ADO, UNO and Cristóbal Colón : it is located at the crossing of avenue Insurgentes and Pan-America Road. Eight daily buses to Mexico Tapo (13h ride with ADO GL, from $1111 to $1246 in 2012) and 8 to Mexico Norte ( from $1111 to $1246 in 2012 with ADO or OCC). The cities of Oaxaca (3 daily buses : 11h ride), Veracruz (3 daily buses : 7h ride), Cancun (4 daily buses; 18h ride), Puerto Escondido (2 daily buses : 11h ride), Campeche (1 daily jour : 10h ride) and Villahermosa (2 daily buses : 7h ride) are serviced by these companies.
The cities of Chiapas such as Tuxtla, Comitán and Tapachula and the site of Palenque are also serviced by many buses a day. To go to Agua Azul, ask the driver (road to Palenque) to drop you off at the crossing and then take a taxi.

Office of OMNIBUS Cristóbal Colón - avenue Insurgentes/blvd Juan Sabines Gutierrez, SANTA LUCIA, (967) 678 02 91.

Terminal ATG (2nd class): crossing Avenue Ignacio Allende and Pan-America Road. It services Tuxtla, Ocosingo and Palenque.

     Above picture : church of San Cristóbal

Terminal AEXA (2nd class): in front of 1st class Terminal. It services Tuxtla, Ocosingo and Palenque, (967) 678 50 73.

The fees are the same but the schedules are complementary.

It is possible to take colectivos to Comitán, Tuxtla and Ocosingo (same prices as the 2nd class buses and faster). You find them close to the Bus Terminals.


Celebration with parachicos costumes     Right picture : Celebration with parachicos costumes

There are many combis every 15 minutes from 5 AM to 6 PM to and from San Juan (crossing Honduras and Lázaro Cárdenas de San Cristóbal).

Rental cars :

Hertz Arrendadora de autos - IGNACIO ALLENDE # 17, SANTA LUCIA, ( 967) 678 76 56.

Optima rent a car - DIEGO DE MAZARIEGOS # 39 LOCAL 1, BARRIO DE LA MERCED, (967) 674 54 09 or 706 47 43
674 54 09.

Tourist offices

StateTourist Office (SECTUR) : av. Miguel Hidalgo # 1-B, (967) 678 65 70 / 678 14 67 - 6786570, www.turismochiapas.gob.mx, open Mon-Sat 8 AM-9 PM and Sunday 9 AM-2 PM.

Municipal Tourist Office : first floor in the Municipal Palace on the Zócalo, / (967) 678 06 65, open Mon-Sat 8 AM-8 PM. Good documentation (in spanish) on the website of the state :

Post-office : Calle Allende # 3, open 8:30 AM-7 PM, Mon-Fri and 9 AM-1 PM Sat.

Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : There are a few of them around the Zócalo, as in most of the cities in Mexico. ATM Visa :


Laundries

King Lavanderia, calle Flavio A. Paniagua # 31

Las Estrellas, calle Real de Guadalupe # 75

Orve, Dr Belisario Dominguez # 5

Visit of the city : Tranvía El Coleto : Departures every hour from 10 AM. Reservations at the tourist Office. It is a one hour ride for $60. Departure from the market Mercado de Dulces y Artisanias (sweets and craft).

 
Ecotourism in Chiapas

SendaSur is an information and reservation center. The office is located in the city of San Cristóbal. It was created by different community ecotourism centers as well as travel agencies and tour operators specialized in ecotourism. The mission of SendaSur is to supply them the services of promotion, diffusion, commercialization and reservation. This center keeps a mode of communication and a collective support in order to represent as well as possible the responsible tourism in Chiapas. Contact : Calle Real de Guadalupe # 23, Colonio Centro, / (967) 678 39 09.

Medical centers

CENTRO DE SALUD (HOSPITAL REGIONAL) - av. Insurgentes # 24, SANTA LUCIA, (967) 678 07 70 or 678 38 34.

CRUZ ROJA MEXICANA DELEGACION SAN CRISTO - av. Ignacio Allende # 57, ALTEJAR, (967) 678 07 72 or 678 65 65, 678 65 65.

Public security - 1A Calle de Los Pinos, LOS PINOS, / (967) 678 59 34.

Map of the city :

San Juan Chamula


The market and the church in San Juan There are many combis every fifteen minutes from 5 AM to 6 PM from and to San Cristóbal (crossing Honduras and Lázaro Cárdenas de San Cristóbal).

Tourist Office - Plaza Central, Centro.

     Right picture : The market and the church in San Juan



Zinacantán

Take either a taxi or a combi from San Juan Chamula (badly served).

Tourist Office - Cristóbal Colón S/N, Centro.

Area code : 963 + 7 digits for Comitán

Comitán

Means of transportation

By bus : 1st Class Terminal Cristóbal Colón, blvd DR Belisario Dominguez Sur # 43, / (963) 632 09 80. There are many departures to San Cristóbal, Tuxtla, Mexico, Cuauhtémoc (border with Guatemala) and Palenque via Ocosingo.
carnival of Zoque Ethnie Bus to Montebello : Linea COMITAN MONTEBELLO, 2A av. Poniente Sur 23, Centro, (963) 632 08 75. Departures every 20 minutes from 5 AM to 5:30 PM to and from Montebello. At the entrance of the park, the minibuses go either to the north or the south of the lakes. Get information when leaving.
Bus to Tuxtla : direct bus with Transportes Tuxtla Gutiérrez, blvd Dr Belisario Dominguez Sur # 90, every 30 minutes from 4 AM to 8 PM.

Left picture : carnival of Zoque Ethnie

Bus to Palenque thru Las Nubes, Yaxchilán and Bonampak : it is a long 8h trip to Palenque by minibus (the same minibus as the ones to Montebello). It is a nice road along the Guatemala border.
If you go to Yaxchilán, get out the bus at Crucero Corozaland take a colectivo to the pier. Take a lancha ($140) to reach Yaxchilán.
If you go to Bonampak, get out the bus at San Javier Crossing. You will be 2 km from the entrance of Montes Azules Reserve (take a combi) and then 9 km to the site (take a taxi : $90 or a bike : $70).


Rental cars

EXPRESS VAN RENT A CAR - 4A av. Pte Norte # 29 A, Barrio de Guadalupe, / (963) 632 64 41.

Banks, ATM and foreign exchange offices : downtown - ATM visa :

Tourist office : Calle Central Oriente # 6, Centro, / (963) 632 40 47.

Good documentation (in spanish) on the website of the state :

Palenque

The "Green Angels” (emergency and help on the road) - av. Francisco J.Mina esq. N.B, Centro - / ( 916) 345 03 56.

Tourist Information Booth - av. Juarez esq. Abasolo S/N Plaza Artesanias, Centro - / (916) 345 03 56.

All the buses to the archaeological site of Palenque arrive in the village of Palenque and not in the site. Take a combi (transports Chambalu) from the vllage to the archaeological site (8 km), every 10 minutes from 6 AM to 6 PM (both ways).

The different bus terminals (1st and 2 nd class) and the combi terminals except the transports Montebello (1 km further) are all located 300m apart). Bus to Comitán via Bonampak, Yaxchilán and Las Nubes : long 8h trip by minibus (the same ones as the buses to Montebello). It is a scenic road along the Guatemala border Departures with Company ADO to Mexico, Campeche, Mérida, Cancun, Villahermosa, Tulum and Oaxaca.


Banks and ATM are available.

Website of the village :

Good documentation (in spanish) on the website of the state :

Bonampak and Yaxchilán

The combis of Rio Chancalá and Chamoan link several times a day Palenque to Frontera Corozal (3h) and Benemérito (4h). If you go to Bonampak, get out the bus at San Javier Crossing. You will be 2 km from the entrance of Montes Azules Reserve (take a combi) and then 9 km to the site (take a tax : $90 or a bike; $70). If you go to Yaxchilán, get out the bus at Crucero Corozaland take a colectivo to the pier. Take a lancha ($140) to reach Yaxchilán. The best way to visit these two places is by rental car or via a travel agency in Palenque or San Cristóbal (See tourist offices).

Map of the state :


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