San Juan Chamula

If you are willing to travel a magical mysticism San Juan Chamula certainly will fill you with unforgettable emotions, where the carnival is stunning realism and traditional dancing during the five lost days of ancient Mayan calendar. These "five days" are those lost in passing from the Mayan calendar to the Gregorian, and are for the month of February, the exact date is variable.
San Juan Chamula is possibly the most visited Tzotzil community. Zinacatan In addition to visiting the church, chapel of the authorities, home visit Pascualas where you can see the development of the textile loom.

Tourist Attractions
The main tourist attractions are: San Juan Chamula, St. John the Baptist Church, La Fiesta del Carnaval, Ethnographic Museum Chamula, The hill Tzontehuitz and Petej lagoon.


Zinacantán a Tzotzil village, 10 km from the city. The road leading to it passes through the work of Esquipulas, a beautiful example of rural architecture of the Highlands where the truce signed in 1869 Caste War. Continues along the foot of the hill Huitepec, which has been an ecological reserve with trails to appreciate the flora and fauna tips temperate regions of Chiapas.

In Zinacantán the sacred spaces are marked by the hills surrounding the small valley and the group formed by the San Lorenzo's colonial church was remodeled turn of the century according to the taste of sancristobalence neoclassical, and the chapels of Esquipulas and San Sebastián.

The museum Ik'alojov summarized in a traditional house of straw and mud, the cultural richness zinacanteca. In it there are many samples of clothing, furniture, musical instruments, utensils. The deployment of craft production of tones colorful valley whose landscape is dotted with greenhouses for flower production. The flowers are an important part of not only the economy but also zinacanteca rituals.


Lacanjá Chansayab is a Lacandon community located on the banks of the Biosphere Reserve Montes Azules and in the vicinity of the archaeological site of Bonampak. Here one finds waterfalls and rivers inhabited by descendants of the Mayans Lacandon ethnic group, which still preserve their traditions and are faithful guardians of the vestiges of the great Mayan culture. The area has a warm humid climate with rainfall throughout the year. The community is located in the town of Ocosingo.

The Lacandon jungle is one of the most representative of the biological richness of Mexico. It has trees up to 60 meters high that sustain hundreds of species of ferns, orchids and bromeliads, as well as being a haven for many species of birds and mammals that inhabit them.

In this magical and exclusive place is the "Ecotourism Centre Lacanjá Chansayab" where accommodation and food services are offered through a wild and lush vegetation.

This area is ideal for camping, hiking through the jungle Moctuniha visiting waterfalls and some archaeological remains of Mayan culture, swimming, declines in rafts on the river Lacanjá and observation of flora and fauna. Hiking is guided by indigenous Lacandon experts on the region through trails leading into the lush vegetation of the rainforest.

From the center you can visit the Archaeological Sites of Lacanjá and Bonampak and the waterfalls Las Golondrinas also is 40 minutes from Frontera Corozal town from where the boats to visit the Archaeological site of Yaxchilan.

The community Lacanjá-Chansayab is adjacent to the northern region of Lacantún Reserve and she inhabits the largest Lacandon indigenous group with approximately 754 people. Here hosting service or places where you can install tents offered. Usually the Lacandon who administer services. Most indigenous dedicated to tourism have invested their own money, while some are receiving support from government institutions such as the Ministry of Tourism of the State.


Nahá and Metzabok are communities born in the decade of the forties and are ideal for caving exploration tourist areas, no doubt.

In Metzabok and Nahá because its indigenous inhabitants are the so-called "Lacandon Caribbean." These areas Nahá and Metzabok, constituted as areas of protection of flora and fauna to contribute to the use and conservation of natural resources area. Nahá and Metzabok have an extraordinary ecological importance for its lakes, its biodiversity (among whom threatened or endangered, as the curassow, the harpy eagle, the quetzal and the jaguar are counted, plus area home to two of the oldest and traditional communities of the Lacandon.


  • Packages No. EC007-CHBA-014


  • Packages No. 02/2012