Cruises from Puerto Chiapas
Puerto Chiapas lies on the Pacific coast in southern Mexico. Built in 1975, it has served to promote tourism in this area. It is a small port town that handles the export of agricultural products grown in the region, an area of rich green lowlands and foothills. The surrounding district has some beautiful beaches including Playa Linda in Puerto Chiapas itself, and San Benito.
Most travellers visit Tapachula, the main commercial centre of the area that is a 30-minute drive away, while the nearby archaeological ruin of historical Izapa with the Mayan remains of ancient pyramids is considered a must-see.