A Visual Delight in Chiapas, Mexico

Last week we had the chance to visit the Adventure Travel World Summit in the city of San Cristobal in Chiapas Mexico. They couldn't have picked a better location. Located near the Guatemalan border, this town is filled with history and culture and it is just a short drive to take part in all the adventures that Mexico has to offer.

Chiapas, Mexico

The Tourism board of Mexico was kind enough to take us on a tour of the city and out to the amazing isolated ruins of Tonina. Here are some photos of our too short of time in this great state of Mexico.

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The colourful town of San Cristobal De La Casas in Chiapas, Mexico

Santo Domingo Church

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The outside of one of the many churches in San Cristobal de la Casas

Interior views of this stunning church.

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The beautiful architecture inside the church of San Cristobal

 

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The beauty is in the details. Like the roof of this church.

Private Guide

We had a private guide during our tour of the Mayan ruins of Tonina. He is a rancher in the area and had an amazing sense of humour. This was him posing for us looking out of a window of the temple. He laughed and said “Mayan Bar” “Mayan Bar” taking our order for a Cerveza or two.

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Our local guide from the great ruins of Tonina in Chiapas, Mexico

Tonina – the highest Mayan Temple in Mexico and Central America

It makes for a spectacular view.

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What a view from the top of the Tonina Mayan ruins in Chiapas, Mexico

The Grounds are two square km but most of the complex has yet to be excavated. Other than the main temple and surrounding buildings, most of the ancient city is waiting beneath the jungle to be discovered.

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The entrance to the Tonina Ruins

We look forward to going back to Mexico in the future to spend several months exploring. This country is massive and there is so much to see and do. We only had a taste of Chiapas during our two days of sightseeing. It was just enough to wet the appetite to come back sooner rather than later.

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