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Comitán

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Comitán (oficially Comitán de Dominguez) is a city in Chiapas in Mexico.

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  • Colectivo from San Cristóbal de las Casas or Tuxtla Gutierrez.
  • From Tapachula, first class buses (M$270) go from the OCC terminal in Tapachula to Comitán. You can also take a urban (45min, M$19) from the terminal de combis to Huixtla. Upon arrival to Huixtla, there are two small terminals on the right. There you can catch a colectivo or urban to Motozintla (90min, M$40.) From there take another colectivo or go first class with Cristobal Colón (from the OCC terminal) or La Angostura (4h, M$130, leaving from the street corner two blocks west from the OCC terminal; tickets can be bought half a block north from there)

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Comitán is a pleasant somewhat colonial style city that can be a nice alternative to San Cristóbal de las Casas. It has a large section of the city in colonial style, several nice plazas with beautiful churches. It is a good launching off point for a number of sites in Chiapas.

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  • Posada Las Flores, 1a av pte nte 17 (One block west then north of parque central), +52 963 632 33 34. Check-out: noon. A quiet hotel located a few minutes from the central park. Rooms surround a courtyard. Hot water and clean rooms named after flowers. Singles, double and triples available with or without private bathrooms at varying prices. Single M$100, Double M$130 (w/o bath).


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OCC and several private mini-bus operations service surrounding locales, including the Mexican-Guatemalan border and San Cristóbal de las Casas. Their terminals are located on Boulevard Belisario Dominguez Sur. To get to the jungle lake of Laguna Miramar from Comitan it is necessary to take a colectivo to the small town of Las Margaritas from where there is a second colectivo to San Quintin (6 hours). It is a 1-km walk from San Quintin to the village of Emiliano Zapata from where you can hire a guide to take you through the Lacondon jungle to Laguna Miramar.

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