Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

tuxtla Gutierrez Map 1Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

Tuxtla Gutierrez COA“Tuxtla Gutierrez is the capital of the State of Chiapas and is quite a modern contrast to San Cristóbal de las Casas just to the East.
San Cris is all about culture then Tutla is all business. It doesn’t seem to care much about tourist – just a transportation hub for buses, cars and airplanes.
Great shopping from large modern shopping centers to primitive tianguis markets.”

Tuxtla Gutierrez Capitalby Dorothy Bell

Name: Tuxtla Gutierrez.The original name for the area was “Coyatoc” indigenous Zoque for “land or house of rabbits.” When the Aztecs invaded they called the area the same thing but different name “Tuchtlan”. Later in 1848 Gutierrez was added to honor a local politician.

Location: Tuxtla is located in the North Center of the State of Chiapas

Weather: Tropical and humid with 2 season; wet and dry. Temperatures remain high regardless of season. Rainy season is in the summer but there is also rain during the winter.


January Average Highs 37.6C (99.7F) Lows 29.8C

July Average Highs 36.6C (97.9F) Lows 32.0C (89.6F)

Population: 553,378

Elevation: 600 meters above sea level

Founded: Founded by different groups at different times:

  1. Village of Coyatoc 400 BC
  2. Tōchtlān 1486,
  3. San Marcos Tuxtla 1748
  4. Tuxtla Gutiérrez May 31, 1848

Medical: Major Hospitals, clinics, specialists

Money: Major banks, ATMs




Getting there:
Drive Highway 190D or 190 Northeast from the Pacific Coast. From the Gulf Coast drive highway 145D south.



Tuxtla Gutierrez hotels





Tuxtla Gutierrez

La Hacienda Hotel Trailer Park


Hogar Infantil

San Cristobal de las Casas

Rancho San Nicolas


El Parador Auto Hotel

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