This is one of the most
interesting circuits in the state of Chiapas, since it stats in the
town founded by Diego de Mazariegos in "The Year of the Lord 1528". It
is a Colonial City that jealously keeps its traditions and costumes.
We recommend to start off
early, since highway 190 in some laps is very dangerous. The first
town that is touched is Amatenango del Valle, where you can buy
excellent arts and crafts pieces.
Comitan de Dominguez,
formerly known as Comitan de las Flores. You arrive to a most charming
town. Its main plaza or "zocalo" is beautified by precious wood trees.
It is the birthplace of Rosario Castellanos, notable writer. You can
visit her family home that is a museum today. Another famous person
from Comitan is Dr. Belizario Do-minguez. Known as the “martyr of the
free word”, a title that was credited to him due to his opposition
against Victoriano Huerta, betrayer of the Country, who had Dr.
Dominguez's tongue cut off.
Traveling the short
distance of 56 kilometers you arrive at a superb green area that is
found no where else in the world. Here you can admire a series of
lagoons whose main characteristic is their beautiful colors, the most
outstanding being the Esmeralda Lagoon. At the same time, the place is
prodigious in fauna and flora, specially birds, and a great number of
gladiolas that grow wild by the tree trunks.