Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan - Chiapas & Tabasco (PDF Chapter)
This is the Chiapas & Tabasco chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cancun, Cozumal & the Yucatan guidebook.
Chilly pine-forest highlands, wildlife-rich rainforest jungles and well-preserved colonial cities exist side by side within Mexico’s southernmost state, a region awash with the legacy of Spanish rule and some fabulous remnants of ancient Maya civilization.
- explore the extraordinary ruins of Palenque, where jade masks and priceless jewels were found inside a ruler’s sarcophagus, and the architecture boasts unique features
- wander around high-altitude San Cristóbal de las Casas, home to charming cobblestone streets, pretty colonial buildings and colorfully dressed indigenous peoples
- ponder the mysterious sculptural art of the ancient Olmecs while wandering around the junglelike grounds of Villahermosa’s Parque-Museo La Venta – a paradise within the bustling city
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: San Cristóbal de las Casas, Around San Cristóbal, Tabasco, Palenque, Bonampak & Yaxchilán.