San Cristobal de las Casas to Lagunas de Montebello
We recommend to start off early, since highway 190 in some laps is very dangerous. The first town that is touched is Amatenango del Valle, where you can buy excellent arts and crafts pieces.
Continuing towards Comitan de Dominguez, formerly known as Comitan de las Flores. You arrive to a most charming town. Its main plaza or "zocalo" is beautified by precious wood trees. It is the birthplace of Rosario Castellanos, notable writer. You can visit her family home that is a museum today. Another famous person from Comitan is Dr. Belizario Do-minguez. Known as the "martyr of the free word", a title that was credited to him due to his opposition against Victoriano Huerta, betrayer of the Country, who had Dr. Dominguez's tongue cut off.
Traveling the short distance of 56 kilometers you arrive at a superb green area that is found no where else in the world. Here you can admire a series of lagoons whose main characteristic is their beautiful colors, the most outstanding being the Esmeralda Lagoon. At the same time, the place is prodigious in fauna and flora, specially birds, and a great number of gladiolas that grow wild by the tree trunks.
Places to visit in Chiapas State
|Bonampak Archaeological zone||La Encrucijada|
|Caņon del Sumidero||Montebello Lagoons|
|Cascada de Agua Azul||Palenque Archaeological zone|
|Chiapa de Corzo||San Cristobal de las Casas|
|Chincultik Archaeological zone||San Juan Chamula|
|El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve||Tonina Archaeological zone|
|Izapa Archaeological zone||Tuxtla Gutierrez j Capital City|
|The Chamula Towns|