My second time in Mexico, one year after Yucatan and Quintana Roo!
While I was there, I met two super nice guys who could not stop speaking about their weeks in Chiapas and Oaxaca. They were efficient, I booked my two-week trip not much later!
I landed in Tuxtla Gutierrez airport from Cancun (120€ for 2 and one baggage on hold with Vivaaerobus) and took a taxi to Chiapa de Corzo.
What to do in Chiapas?
- Take a boat ride on the Cañon del Sumidero in Chiapa de Corzo
- Walk around San Cristobal de Las Casas
- Get waw-ed by the façade of the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán
- Buy some nice artisanal craft on the Plaza de San Domingo
- Visit the Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya
- Discover the murals in San Cristobal
- Take a colectivo to San Juan Chamula to visit their atypical church
- Visit the ruins of Palenque in the jungle
More detailed info as well as tips on places where to eat and drink: 5 days in Chiapas.
What to do in Oaxaca?
- Do a free tour around the lovely city
- Visit the museum Museum of Cultures of Oaxaca
- Taste mezcal
- Find the moment when the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán is open and run before it closes again!
- Do an excursion to Hierve El Agua
- Take a bus to Monte Alban
What to do in Puerto Escondido?
- Fight the giant waves in Playa Carrizalillo
- Take a boat to go dolphin and whale watching
- Look at the surfers’ moves on Playa Zicatela
- Release some cute baby turtles at sunset on Playa Bacocho
More detailed info as well as tips on places where to eat and drink: one week in Oaxaca and Puerto Escondido.
We then took a flight back to Mexico city from Puerto Escondido small airport. See you next time Mexico, I still need to visit the area around Mexico city and Guadalajara.
These two weeks were amazing: it felt like one month!
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Prices from December 2022/January 2023.
2 thoughts on “2 weeks in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico”
Emilie what an inspired trip. I dreamed of a Chiapas visit years ago after we became full time digital nomads but we landed a few house sits in the States and stuck around for a while. We will get there eventually; I love the natural beauty, jungle vibes and overall feel of the place. Excellent post.
Thank you so much for your nice comment Ryan! I’m sure you’ll make it one day!