Hotel Esponda

1 Poniente Nte. 142, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Pacific Coast, Mexico | Hotel
 

Travel Blogs from Tuxtla Gutierrez

Day 63 - Amiku and sumerido canon

A travel blog entry by jayandbob

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... put the meat in front of her with the tongs she politely took it from the tongs and chewed, although she was only small you could tell she could still rip us apart if she pleased, Bobbie also fed her and she didn't snatch the meat then either. Next we went to the big boys cage, this male Jaguar was huge, I was able to get incredibly close to him and look him in the eyes, it was a truly incredible moment, this animal has been my favorite animal since I can remember and I have a ...

Zinacantan and 2nd FIESTA

A travel blog entry by travellerbruce

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... they must know how to make the rope level!

The doddery bloke got tired.... but eventually it was as required by the crowd and he got back into the saddle with a great flourish and picked something which looked like a jousting stick from another of the horsemen, rode up and whacked the thing hanging from the rope... and then they all rode off. It was all very confusing and we walked back to the minibus for the drive over to Chamula...

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San Cristobal de las Casas

A travel blog entry by colettels

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... languages, traditions and customs have survived despite hundreds of years of Spanish rule. The Spanish brutally forced Catholicism upon the indigenous people and built churches everywhere. In the most extreme church I visited today, live chickens were being slaughtered, local hooch made from sugar cane, drunk out of coke bottles was being offered up and candles were being lit covering every single surface including the floor. I have visited my fair share of ...

Weaving, tortillas & poch in Zinacantan

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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... one the local church is named after), and Zinacantán meaning 'land of bats' in Nahuatl.

It's population is predominantly Tzotzil Maya, and a mix of Mayan, Aztec and mestizo. Before the Spanish conquest Zinacantecos bartered with Aztec merchants using goods they produced (mainly salt, then later also cocoa, coffee and tobacco).

When European missionaries arrived to ...

Tucked up in Tuxtla

A travel blog entry by swanning_around

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... of the scale. At the highest point the cliff walls are nearly 1,000 metres high (about 5 times the height of Beachy head) and the slopes are covered in jungle. Towards the end of the Canyon is a National Park which again can only be reached by the boat which pulls in to the jetty if anyone wants to get off. We did, and wandered through the jungle, seeing birds, some fascinating spiders and a puma. The idea is that the park protects the local flora and fauna but it is too ...

Location

This hotel, located on 1 Poniente Nte. 142, Tuxtla Gutierrez, is near Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT) and Calzada de los Hombres Illustres.
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