Backpacking in Chiapas - THE BACKPACKING



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Backpacking in Chiapas

Chiapas, officially called the Free and Sovereign of Chiapas3, is one of 31 states that make up the 32 states of Mexico. Located in the southeast of Mexico, became the nineteenth state of Mexico on September 14, 1824 after the completion of a plebiscite, as in colonial times was part of the Captaincy General of Guatemala.
The state boasts attractions like the archaeological site of Palenque and Agua Azul waterfalls. Currently has 122 official municipalities, the last four were approved on November 14, 2011 by the state legislature

The night begins generally quiet in San Cristobal. The first impulse is to go for a walk by the tourist walkway , meet people from different countries, of any social class and any school of thought , all mixed together in an atmosphere of camaraderie that can only be found in a city like this . During his visit will surely encounter local youth groups that demonstrate the benefits of integrating environment San Cristobal, as well as meet the classic boy scholar and " darketo " the hippie and casual or rocker and troubadour .

After the walk you fancy a coffee or hot chocolate can be enjoyed with bread made in the region. A pleasant conversation with friends, listening to some jazz or ballad , while the outside temperature starts to take pace. Then comes the party , for which San Cristobal is ready with a proposal for every taste , for among its clubs and bars there are salsa, pop , rock , and electronic music , the peaceful atmosphere there to listen to a live band for dancing or to enjoy the best sports on big screens , or to be with a partner , friends or
just to go and meet people.

The night is presented in San Cristobal as a range of experiences that invites to be enjoyed to the fullest

Tourism in Chiapas is one of the priority economic activities . The global trends have privileged nature and culture as rest and recreation objectives , which has allowed Chiapas exploit these two elements which is very rich . The state has the characteristic of having a wide variety of tourist attractions. It has a coastline that offers wide beaches , marshes and mangroves. The central area has wooded areas and rural villages that preserve pre-Hispanic traditions and beautiful natural formations and canyons and rivers . To the north we find the most important remains of the Mayan civilization , and to the east , towards the border with Guatemala , towering forested nature reserves .
Examples of major tourist areas :
Archaeological sites : Palenque with its temple of the Inscriptions and the Palace and its magnificent stelae Bonampak , Yaxchilan is admitted to the Lacandon jungle , Chinkultic highlighting the body of water called " The Blue Hole " , Tonina was a military power , Izapa not yet sufficiently explored , Tenam Bridge is still in rescue work.
Colonial cities : San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapa de Corzo , Comitan of Flowers , Ocosingo , Tecpatán , Copainalá , Teopisca .
Beaches: Puerto Arista is located approximately 20 miles from Tonala , and near there , Mouth of heaven where you can find open water . The beaches near Tapachula Hook 54 kilometers , 27 km Playa Maya , Barra Cahoacán 39 km . The sea port of Chiapas and Las Gaviotas. Those that are close to each other , Playa Linda , Playa San Benito , Puerto Chiapas and Costa Maya. Among other Playa , Grande, Barra Barra San Simon and San Jose