Tuxtla Gutiérrez offers safe places where you can observe the endemic flora and fauna of southern Mexico.
The jaguar was one of the species most venerated by the Mayan culture, and specimens are kept in the Miguel Álvarez del Toro Zoo, known as Zoomat.
This 350-acre protected park is home to endangered species such as pumas, jaguars, ocelots, peacocks and some of the most representative species of the fauna of Chiapas, including wild boar, harpy eagles, macaws, crocodiles, quetzals and deer.
The animals are kept in areas that recreate their natural habitat and the visit follows a mile-and-a-half long footpath.
Meanwhile, the Joyyo Mayu park, which in the Zoque language means “May Flower”, has trees of all species, artificial lakes and domesticated animals. Entrance is free and it is a great place to spend time with the family.
Another such site is the Convivencia Infantil park, specially designed for the youngest members of the family with fairground rides and an open-air theater.