San Cristóbal de las Casas and Palenque, the most visited sites during the Easter (Semana Santa) holidays


Sismondi Esparza Flores, the coordinator of the Tourist Safety Table before the State Government and tour operator businessman, reported that San Cristóbal de Las Casas and the city of Palenque were the most visited sites during the Easter holidays.

He added that, even this Monday, April 5, visitors continue to arrive in the state of Chiapas, mainly national tourism.

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According to a previous report in this sector, he commented that most of the tourism that arrived in the entity was national, there was an important demand for services, tourist tours, as well as the rental of vans and cars, packages, day tours.

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“We must recognize that there was a significant upturn, being the places of greatest demand: Palenque, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, the Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo,” he said.

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To a lesser extent, tourism arrived at the Montebello Lakes, “El Chiflón” Waterfalls, Agua Azul Waterfalls and mainly the indigenous communities near San Cristóbal.

Within local tourism, Puerto Arista continues to be the place most demanded by the population of the center of the state. While national tourism seeks archaeological sites in a greater proportion.

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“Still in this Easter week we have some visitors with a smaller influx, but tourism continues to come to these places,” he said.

In this context, Esparza Flores specified that an exact number of visitors and services cannot be given since the numbers are taken after the week that is starting.

He pointed out, however, “for everyone it was a very good season, there was an important recovery compared to the previous months, we could even say that it has been better than the month of December with a more notable influx.”

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Regarding the behavior of the population, he recognized that visitors from other states took all sanitary measures, even more than the local population, which in some cases left much to be desired.

“The behavior of the visiting population is recognizable, they came very protected, unlike the local population, which was very relaxed, in some public places without face masks, without using the gel. We notice the problem more with the local population, with the people of Chiapas, therefore, the invitation is not to lower our guard, it is always the same to avoid risks ”, he remarked.

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All this rebound will be beneficial for hotels and restaurants, but also for artisans, vendors, shops, transporters, etc.


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