Comitán de Domínguez Magical Town

Comitán de Domínguez Magical Town

Comitán of Flowers

What is Comitán de Domínguez Pueblo Mágico?

Comitán de Domínguez is the third-largest city in Chiapas, after Tuxtla Gutiérrez and Tapachula. Comitán is a Magical Town (Pueblo Mágico) located in the region known as “Los Altos de Chiapas,” in the mountainous area of the state.

The surroundings of Comitán are home to various natural sites of great beauty, such as the El Chiflón waterfalls and the Montebello Lakes (Lagunas de Montebello).

colorful letter of Comitán de Domínguez Magical Town

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Comitan of Flowers Magical Town


What is the history of Comitán de Domínguez?

The ancient settlement was founded in a swamp by a group of Tzeltal indigenous people, in 1486 it was conquered by the Aztecs, who named it Comitán, derived from the Nahuatl words “komitl-tlán,” which means “Place of fevers.”

In 1556, the missionary Diego Tinoco relocated the population of Comitán along with a large group of Tojolabal indigenous people to the current location. In 1625, it was renamed “Santo Domingo de Comitán.” On September 3, 1915, the name was further modified to include the surname Domínguez in memory of the Mexican physician and politician Belisario Domínguez Palencia.

Place of the nine stars

Why visit Comitán de Domínguez, a Magical Town?

Visiting Comitán de Domínguez provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, culture, and natural beauty of the region. Its historical heritage, cultural traditions, and natural surroundings make this city an attractive and memorable tourist destination.

The city of Comitán de Domínguez is located at an altitude of approximately 0.9817665 miles above sea level, which gives it a cool and pleasant climate.


Between 64° and 72° F






Where is Comitán de Domínguez located?

The city of Comitán de Domínguez is located in the central-southern part of its namesake municipality, in the center of Chiapas.

It is approximately 38.525 miles southeast of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, another important city in Chiapas, and about 90.0988 miles east of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, the capital of the state.

Comitán de Domínguez on the Mayan Train Route

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Historic Center of Comitan de Dominguez
San Caralampio Church in Comitán de Domínguez
Archaeological Museum of Comitán de Domínguez
Santo Domingo Church in Comitan de Dominguez
Comitan de Dominguez Local Market
Gastronomy in Comitán de Domínguez


What are the festivities of Comitán de Domínguez, a Magical Town?

Comitán de Domínguez has several festivities throughout the year that reflect its rich culture and traditions. Some of the most prominent festivities are:

Festival of San Caralampio in Comitán de Domínguez

Feast of San Caralampio

It is celebrated from February 11th to 20th in honor of San Caralampio. During this festivity, processions, traditional dances, fireworks displays, and a popular fair with amusement rides, food stalls, and recreational activities take place.

Santo Domingo de Guzmán Festival in Comitán de Domínguez

Santo Domingo de Guzmán

The festivity of Santo Domingo de Guzmán is an important celebration in Comitán de Domínguez as Santo Domingo is considered the patron saint of the city. This festivity takes place on August 4th and includes various religious, cultural, and festive activities.

Day of the Dead in Comitán de Domínguez

Day of the Dead

On November 1st and 2nd, the Day of the Dead is celebrated, which is a traditional Mexican festivity that honors deceased loved ones. In Comitán, people visit cemeteries, decorate graves with flowers, and create altars in their homes with offerings of food and symbolic objects.

Tourist attractions

What to do in Comitán de Domínguez, a Magical Town?

In Comitán de Domínguez, there are several activities and places to visit. Here are some options of what to do:

San Jose Comitan Church

San Jose Comitan Church

Temple of Calvary in Comitán de Domínguez

Calvary Temple

Comitan de Dominguez Central Park

Central Park

Rosario Castellanos Cultural Center in Comitán de Domínguez

Rosario Castellanos Cultural Center

Temple of Santo Domingo in Comitán Pueblo Mágico

Santo Domingo Temple

1 May Market in Comitán de Domínguez

Market 1 May

Junchavín Theater in Comitán de Domínguez

Junchavin Theater

Visit the natural surroundings in Comitán de Domínguez

Visit the natural surroundings


Beach in Comitán de Domínguez Pueblo Mágico

Comitán de Domínguez is located in a mountainous region, far from the coast, therefore, there are no beaches in Comitán or its immediate surroundings.

Archaeological wealth

Archaeological Sites in Comitán de Domínguez

In the vicinity of Comitán de Domínguez and in the state of Chiapas, there are several historically and culturally significant archaeological sites, some of them include:

Tenam Puente Archaeological Site

Tenam Puente

Chinkultic Archaeological Site


Toniná Archaeological Site


What tours are available in Comitán de Domínguez?

Some Travel Agencies in Comitán de Domínguez Pueblo Mágico

Where to stay in Comitan de Domínguez Chiapas?

Some Hotels in Comitán de Domínguez

Hacienda de los Ángeles Hotel

Hacienda de los Angeles Hotel


La Casa del Marqués Hotel

La Casa del Marqués


Nichim Ja Hotel

Nichim Ja Hotel


Where to eat in Comitán de Domínguez?

Some restaurants in Comitán de Domínguez, Magical Town

La Comiteca Restaurant

La Comiteca Restaurant


Botanero Tío Javi Restaurant in Comitán de Domínguez

Botanero Tío Javi Restaurant


Comitán de las Flores Magical Town

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In summary, Comitán de Domínguez is a charming Magical Town in Chiapas that combines a rich colonial history, beautiful natural landscapes, colorful festivities, and delicious gastronomy. It is an ideal destination for culture, nature, and history enthusiasts.