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Tapijulapa / Tacotalpa

Tabasco

Tapijulapa, for years Tacotalpa’s county seat, is a beautiful Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) nestled on Tabasco mountains southern side, where jungle and plentiful vegetation are usually striking for those seeking quiet destinations surrounded by dreamlike jungle landscapes. Although its climate is usually tropical and rainy, it tends to stay warm.

This “Place where the pitchers are broken”, according to its name’s meaning in Spanish, is 81 km from the capital of Tabasco and 162 km from San Cristóbal de las Casas. It was the Maya Zoques’ home, who found the ideal sites to carry out various ceremonies in the caves around the emerald-green-tuned Amatán and Oxolotán rivers.

One of its charms is that to date it reveals its architecture’s viceregal influence with Franciscan friars arrival, thanks to its picturesque white houses whose red gabled roofs highlight among the old-fashioned cobbled streets.

Visitors who dare to come to these wonderful lands are often amazed by how local flora and fauna mix, perfectly framing the buildings that are still standing, waiting to be known.

Among them, the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol stands out, the town's eternal guardian, who watches over it from a hill’s top.

Although Tapijulapa most striking things usually are Mother Nature constructions, such as the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve, where cave tetra (sardina ciega) live, and the Kolem-Jaa Ecotourism Park or Garden of God.

Nor should you miss trying regional delicacies such as “shote”, river snails with banana sauce typical dish accompanied by a cocoa and corn-based drink to refresh yourself.
Tapijulapa, for years Tacotalpa’s county seat, is a beautiful Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) nestled on Tabasco mountains southern side, where jungle and plentiful vegetation are usually striking for those seeking quiet destinations surrounded by dreamlike jungle landscapes. Although its climate is usually tropical and rainy, it tends to stay warm.

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This “Place where the pitchers are broken”, according to its name’s meaning in Spanish, is 81 km from the capital of Tabasco and 162 km from San Cristóbal de las Casas. It was the Maya Zoques’ home, who found the ideal sites to carry out various ceremonies in the caves around the emerald-green-tuned Amatán and Oxolotán rivers.

One of its charms is that to date it reveals its architecture’s viceregal influence with Franciscan friars arrival, thanks to its picturesque white houses whose red gabled roofs highlight among the old-fashioned cobbled streets.

Visitors who dare to come to these wonderful lands are often amazed by how local flora and fauna mix, perfectly framing the buildings that are still standing, waiting to be known.

Among them, the Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol stands out, the town's eternal guardian, who watches over it from a hill’s top.

Although Tapijulapa most striking things usually are Mother Nature constructions, such as the Villa Luz Ecological Reserve, where cave tetra (sardina ciega) live, and the Kolem-Jaa Ecotourism Park or Garden of God.

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