1 Cañón del Sumidero
Enjoy a boat ride through this spectacular gorge, with jungle-covered cliffs soaring a thousand metres up.
2 San Cristóbal de las Casas
The most enchanting colonial city in Chiapas, surrounded by villages rich in indigenous culture.
3 Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
Witness extraordinary displays of religious faith in this haunting church in the highlands village of San Juan Chamula.
4 Parque Nacional Lagos de Montebello
An isolated corner of Chiapas where the mountain lakes change colour in the sunlight.
Visit the evocative ruins of one of the greatest Maya cities, then bathe in the refreshing cascades outside the town.
Over one thousand years old, the vivid murals here provide a startling insight into ancient Maya culture.
Perhaps the most magical of the Chiapas ruins, set deep in the forest, a boat ride away from civilization.
8 Parque La Venta
See the massive, Olmec-carved stone heads salvaged from the site of La Venta and now in a pretty park in Villahermosa.