After Campeche, we quickly stopped by Villahermosa in Tabasco and then spent the rest of our time in Mexico in the state of Chiapas.
Chiapas has a lot to offer – lush jungles with abundant wildlife and ruins, valleys and tall mountains, a long, beautiful coastline as well as one of the largest indigenous populations in the country.
We thoroughly enjoyed the famous ruins of Palenque, the cool mountain air and chic cafés of San Cristóbal, the deep Sumidero canyon, the laid back beach of Puerto Arista and waking up to bird song and fresh coffee at the eco-friendly coffee farm Argovia.
Enjoy the shots below!
Villahermosa sunset from the top of our hotel.
A flamingo at Yumka, a safari/interactive zoo close to the city.
Piña colada, anyone?
I really loved the Palenque ruins. Easily my favourite old things in Mexico.
The city of Palenque was also quite cozy with lots of great food, sunny weather and pretty views.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas was a very pleasant city with lots of cool photo opps.
And beautifully dressed, charming and small indigenous people.
VW Beetles are everywhere!
I really liked all the coloured houses.
This guy interviewed me as a part of his english class!
Work work work. At least 30 guys worked on this at the same time.
This sunset was magnificient.
Sumidero Canyon was so breathtaking. We sailed through it and enjoyed every minute.
Unfortunately I didn’t understand what the spanish-speaking guide said about this, but it looked pretty unreal! Not entirely as unreal as this, though – I admit to have pushed the colours a bit 🙂
This place is known as the “Christmas tree” due to the green formations made by the trickling water.
Definitely a must-do.
In Puerto Arista the beach stretches as far as the eye can see – and as it is pretty off-season, we almost had it all to ourselves. This particular sunset called for a camera!
I hadn’t brought my tripod, so I had to freestyle with a table and a chair from a nearby restaurant to get these long exposures. It wasn’t perfect as it slowly sunk into the sand, but it did the trick.
First view of the “Coffee Route” (Ruta del café) near Tapachula. We stayed at the wonderful coffee farm Argovia and got a lot of great material for the documentary.
Flying over the dense jungle with my drone was exhilarating!
The landscape was just stunning. This was our reward at sunrise after driving up a muddy, steep trail in complete darkness in a 4×4 with only one working headlight (and a torchlight!)
Night time shooting was fun!
This is Irma and Tomasa (with kids) on their way back home after a long day of work picking coffee. We interviewed them for the movie – which you’ll soon see and hear more about!