This tour is perfect for those who like to explore on their own, at their own pace. A 30-minute transfer by coach brings you from the pier to the colorful town of Tapachula which rests at the foot of the Chiapas Highlands.
Arriving at the downtown area, you'll have approximately one hour to independently discover the city's notable highlights. This might include the historical Saint Augustine Church, located just across from the Miguel Hidalgo Central Park, the art deco culture house (the former city hall) which features some marvelous large stained-glass windows, or the Soconusco Archaeological Museum, which houses some impressive displays of ancient artifacts, such as stone sculptures, pottery and other items left behind by the Aztecs during their short foray into the region.
You won't want to miss Miguel Hidalgo Central Park, also referred to as La plaza de la Música, (the musical square). This lovely haven is considered the soul of the city because of the different marimba musicians who gather there daily to play traditional Mexican music. The park has become a popular gathering spot and a place where visitors can enjoy shopping for handicrafts as they listen to the traditional melodies that identify this unique region of Mexico. There is also a flea market and several bars and restaurants nearby. For your convenience, a tour guide will be centrally located and available to answer your questions or provide assistance.
At the designated time and place, you will re-join your coach for the transfer back to the pier.
Please note: Walking on this tour is at the guest's discretion. It is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair and are able to both make their way on and off the coach and travel with a companion to assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. This tour does not include entrance fees to any attractions. Comfortable clothing, a hat, sunglasses and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. It is the responsibility of the guest to be at the designated pick-up point on time. Those who are not on time will need to make their own way back to the ship.