Fly To Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico is the capital of the Chiapas region. What this modern metropolis lacks in style it makes up for in its creature comforts and social scene; though you will probably want to move on to one of the more historic cities in the region before long.
If you’re passing through the new airport or bus station on the way to somewhere else, be sure to check out Avenida Central for a taste of life in Tuxtla, or Belisario Domínguez Boulevard for a bite to eat and a comfortable place to sleep.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders travelling to Tuxtla Gutiérrez do require a Visa for Mexico. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy is in Mexico City, Mexico. Andres Bello 10 Forum Building, 9th Floor, Colonia Polanco, C.P. 11560, Mexico. Phone: + 52 55 1100 4970 Fax: + 52 55 5282 9259.
See and do
For family friendly fun, the Chiapas Museum of Science and Technology provides an insight into technological developments in modern society. This interactive museum takes you three halls displaying exhibits covering Earth and Universe, Life and Humans, Communications and Tools.
Saint Mark Cathedral, founded in the latter half of the 16th century, is worth a visit and you might see it before you hear it – it has 48 bells that ring out every hour.
The 100 hectare El Zapotal Ecological Reserve houses the Zoológico Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo which is regarded as one of Latin America’s best zoos. About 1400 animals from 220 species reside at this conservation facility.
In the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez tourists can visit one of the most important museums in the state - Museo Regional de Antropología e Historia. The museum is split into two halls: archaeology and a hall dedicated to the history and heritage of the Spanish conquest. Also of interest nearby is the Museo de Palenontología where visitors can see fossils from 10 000 to 300 million years old.
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport – TGZ
Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport (code TGZ) serves the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez and the Chiapas region in Mexico.
Expect to pay in the region of $20 for a taxi from the airport to downtown Tuxtla Gutierrez (30km). ‘Colectivos’ (local transport) are a cheaper alternative though you'll need to know a bit of Spanish to get around.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport authorities on 52-(961)-615-5060.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity include Hotel Tuchtlan, City Junior Tuxtla Gutiérrez Poliforum Hotel, Rs Suites Hotel.
Car Hire: Alamo.