The Mayans – Tonina Chapter

There are dozens of Mayan archaeological sites in Chiapas, some are still undiscovered and some have just been recently opened to the public (and tourists do not visit them much). One of these hidden gems is the Mayan city of Tonina, about 13 Km east of the town of Ocosingo. The site includes several temple-pyramids…

The Waterfalls: Misol Ha & Agua Azul

Close to the Lacandon jungle and the Usumacinta River, which divides Mexico and Guatemala, dozens of waterfalls are part of the landscape. The drive from San Cristobal de Las Casas to Palenque takes about 5 hours of very windy roads through the jungle. Every single person, we talked to recommended that we do not drive…

San Juan Chamula y Zinacantan

We continue our adventure in Chiapas with a day trip to the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan. Our driver Abel picked us up from the hotel and we drove for about an hour to the town of Zinacantan. The town was once full of these mud houses, but slowly they have been…