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Travelers who visit Finca Argovia to enjoy the coffee plantation tour can also purchase Chiapas-grown coffee and other locally sourced goods to take home as edible souvenirs. Mexican vanilla, chili, cardamom and star-fruit marmalade are among the...
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Bulevar Independencia, Los Naranjos, Tapachula, 30700 Lindavista, Chih., Mexico
The grounds of the Cobach Planetarium in Tapachula are typically lined with stalls and vendors selling local crafts and souvenirs at reasonable prices. Look, in particular, for colorful toy animals made of wool and other textile-based objects,...
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Southern Chiapas is a textbook example of a tropical climate, with habitats ranging from dense jungle forests to riparian mangroves. An excursion focusing on the fringes of the latter makes for a worthwhile day trip, especially for bird lovers. A...
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7a. Avenida Sur 53, Los Naranjos, 16 de Septiembre, 30705 Tapachula de Córdova y Ordoñez, Chis., Mexico

The friendly staff at Buenos Diaz serves up all sorts of coffee drinks—lattes, mochas and espressos, of course—as well as pastries, sandwiches and other light bites. If you’re not a coffee drinker, no worries; chai and freshly...

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Primera Avenida Norte, Centro, 30760 Tapachula de Córdova, Chis., Mexico
“La Jefa” translates to “The Boss” in English, and visitors to this popular casual spot tend to agree that La Jefa is chief among Tapachula’s restaurants. Daily specials feature regional favorites, such as pork tacos in a pipián (pumpkin seed)...
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Tuxtla Chico, Chis., Mexico
Today we love chocolate for its delicious indulgent taste, but for the ancient Maya, the cacao pods from which chocolate is derived weren’t just the origin of a sweet treat; they were sacred objects and an important cultural symbol too. Learn why...
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Izapa may not have the name recognition or UNESCO seal of endorsement that Chichén Itzá has, but as the largest Maya site in the state of Chiapas, it is definitely worth a visit. Archaeologists believe that Izapa was once more than...

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Miguel Alemán, Comitán de Domínguez, Chis., Mexico

Ejido Miguel Alemán is a banana plantation from which members benefit financially for their work, not only as individuals but also as a group, because a portion of profits are reinvested to cover community needs. See how the bananas are...

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Km. 39 + 2, Carretera a Nueva Alemania, 30700 Tapachula de Córdova y Ordoñez, Chis., Mexico
Twelve of Mexico’s 31 states grow coffee, and the most productive among them is Chiapas. Visitors can learn more about the characteristics of Chiapan coffee at Argovia, one of the oldest coffee plantations in the state. In addition to growing...