Tuxtla Gutierrez, the state capital of Chiapas, offers a unique combination of natural splendor and cultural tradition amidst a modern urban and commercial center. Meeting venues in Tuxtla Gutierrez are well equipped to host conferences, conventions and cultural events.
The recently constructed Angel Albino Corzo International Airport (TGZ) is located in Chiapa de Corzo, 11 miles from Tuxtla Gutierrez. The airport has direct flights from Houston, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Tapachula. The city is also accessible by car or bus via Mexico's well-maintained highway system. The OCC and AEXA bus terminals are located in downtown.
The largest of Tuxtla Gutierrez meeting venues s the Chiapas Convention Center and Polyforum, which can hold up to 3,875 spectators in an auditorium-style setup. Built by Abraham Zabludovsky in 1993, this venue has 8 halls and a combined surface area of 11,840 square feet of events space. The city's other event spaces include The Emilio Rabasa City Theatre, the Chiapas Museum of Science and Technology, the Jaime Sabines Cultural Center, the Zoque Stadium and the Chiapas Racetrack. The Camino Real Hotel is also an ideal location for hosting different types of events and meetings. On top of its 174 rooms, it has 18 distinct events and meeting spaces, with a combined surface area of 29,784 square feet.
Groups meeting in Tuxtla Gutierrez can experience a plethora of cultural attractions, including two unique museums: the Regional Museum of Chiapas, which contains one of Mexico's best archaeological collections and houses excellent displays of Chiapas' cultural and historical heritage; and the Chiapas Science and Technology Museum. A city tour isn't complete without a visit to The Civic Plaza; the San Marcos Cathedral, a 16th-century Dominican monastery; the Former Municipal Palace, which houses the city museum; and the Marimba Park, where live marimba music livens up the evenings.
The nearby Colonial town of Chiapa de Corzo, once the ruling site of the Chiapanec people, has a history that goes back over 3,000 years. In Chiapa de Corzo, events can be held by the edge of its river at the Amikuu Park, which has meeting rooms and an auditorium that can seat 900. In town, the former Santo Domingo convent offers events space for up to 400 people.