Fiesta Grande de Enero, Chiapa de Corzo – 2018

After a first stop in Mexico City our journey continues to Chiapas.

The first plan was to land to Tuxtla Gutiérrez airport, rent a car and use the magical town of Chiapa de Corzo as a base to discover the natural beauties and towns of Chiapas.

As soon as we arrived in Chiapas we understood that renting a car was going to be more trouble (and cost!) than it was worth.

We quickly changed our plans, took a cab to our hotel in downtown Tuxtla Gutiérrez and after a less than restful night, we moved on to Chiapa de Corzo for the famous Fiesta Grande de Enero.

This festival is a UNESCO world heritage and one of the most traditional in Chiapas which celebrates three patron saints: the Señor de Esquipulas, San Antonio Abad and San Sebastián Mártir. 

After a few hours spent trailing behind a marathon on the only street to Chiapa de Corzo we arrived in the mountainside town of Chiapa de Corzo — it was well worth the wait. As our taxi climbed the steep, narrow streets of the Colonial Spanish town my eyes were filled with colours of the houses and music filled the air as the townspeople prepared for the festival. 

La Ceiba Hotel then became our home for the week, with the promise to go back to Chiapas soon to discover more of that beautiful state.

I keep those colours, smiles, traditions as one of the best memories of Mexico.

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lauraFiesta Grande de Enero, Chiapa de Corzo – 2018