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Puerto Chiapas

The Port of Chiapas (Spanish: Puerto Chiapas) is a port in Puerto de San Benito in the

Tapachula

municipality of the Soconusco region in the southern portion of the Mexican state of Chiapas. The port entrance lies about 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) northwest of the mouth of the Suchiate River which is the international boundary between Mexico and Guatemala. Puerto de San Benito is connected by Highway 225 to Tapachula International Airport and the city of Tapachula. Since its opening in 1975, the port has been a small fishing and agricultural transport center. Upgrades carried out in 2005 and since by the government have added facilities for cruise ships and more heavy cargo. Governor Juan Sabines has promoted the... Read more

Puerto Chiapas

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The Port of Chiapas (Spanish: Puerto Chiapas) is a port in Puerto de San Benito in the

Tapachula

municipality of the Soconusco region in the southern portion of the Mexican state of Chiapas. The port entrance lies about 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) northwest of the mouth of the Suchiate River which is the international boundary between Mexico and Guatemala. Puerto de San Benito is connected by Highway 225 to Tapachula International Airport and the city of Tapachula. Since its opening in 1975, the port has been a small fishing and agricultural transport center. Upgrades carried out in 2005 and since by the government have added facilities for cruise ships and more heavy cargo. Governor Juan Sabines has promoted the development of the port in the hopes it will attract business to Chiapas, currently the poorest state in Mexico. Ships of the Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Oceania Cruises now stop in Puerto Chiapas.

There is little of interest to the cruise passenger in the immediate vicinity of the Port. There is a craft market as one leaves the dock, but the nearest town,

Tapachula

, is a few miles inland.

Volcán Tacaná

dominates the Port's eastern horizon and a number of ruins and biological reservations are accessible from the port.

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Puerto Chiapas: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at Port Chiapas.
There is a shuttle bus available to Tapachula. We recommend visiting this city because there's not much to do in the port area.

Get around Puerto Chiapas


A shuttle bus to Tapachula is available. Also, you can take a taxi/tour to visit other places.

Port Chiapas can be easily explored on foot.

What to see in Puerto Chiapas


  • Tapachula
  • Izapa Ruins
  • Chocolate City

What to do in Puerto Chiapas


You can visit other settlements or stay and enjoy the beach.

What to eat and drink in Puerto Chiapas


Try local food and drinks:
Eat
  • Mole Like happiness sauce.
Drink
  • Pozol. Choclate/Maize drink from Chiapas. 

Shopping in Puerto Chiapas


  • Indigenous Art A visit to anywhere in Mexico will give one the opportunity to buy art made in the "old world" manner that reflects the diverse ethnicity of Mexico. Included in these articles would be textiles, wood carvings, paintings and carved masks that are used on sacred dances and burials.
  • Souvenirs You can buy t-shirts, ceramic mugs, tote bags, keychains, shot glasses, etc. Note that while many of these items are produced in Mexico, they are often actually mass-produced in factories for the entire country (this is especially true of items with a generic, vaguely Mexican theme or logo). So if you visit multiple Mexican cities within the same year, you will likely recognize many of the exact same souvenirs available in those cities, except that each has been customized with that particular city's name. (Although to be fair, the quality of those souvenirs is sometimes quite good.) Most souvenir stores are local operations, although there is one major chain, Fiesta Mexicana, that operates stores throughout the country.

Safety in Puerto Chiapas


Like any other city and remote location in the world has its problem, but be aware of your personal belongings all the time, and do not walk with jewelry and expensive objects in sight. Chiapas is usually in secure state, where the warmth of people will make you feel at home.

Language spoken in Puerto Chiapas


Most people will speak Spanish, but this is less common among the indigenous peoples, where Tsotsil and Tseltal are the most common languages. Very few who can speak English, almost always very badly.

LOCAL TIME

12:45 pm
June 20, 2019
America/Mexico_City

CURRENT WEATHER

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