I’ve been looking for something else, something different. One of the things I like most about visiting Mexico is the amount of surprises it gives you. Puerto Arista is one of those surprises that many people have never heard of, not even other Mexicans. It is far from being one of those Mexican beach towns with a developed tourist industry. The nearest city is San Cristóbal de las Casas, and to get there from there you have to drive or take a bus from Tonalá. There are no hotels here; there may be some locals offering lodging in back alleys, but that’s all for now.
What to do in Puerto Arista Beach in Chiapas?
- Puerto Arista is unique among Mexican beaches because it faces east.
- It is a good place to go if you want to get away from the heat, but don’t want to spend a lot of money.
- There are no hotels, restaurants or bars on this beach.
- Locals offer lodging in the alleys behind their houses for about $10 a night.
- Umbrellas can be rented and placed on the sand.
The Weather in Puerto Arista Beach in Chiapas
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Webcam of Puerto Arista Beach in Chiapas
Enjoy this spectacular view of Puerto Arista beach:
Where is it and how to get to Puerto Arista Beach in Chiapas?
The closest city is San Cristobal de las Casas, and to get there from there you have to drive or take a bus from Tonala. It is a long way from anywhere in Mexico, and the nearest airport is Tuxtla Gutierrez which is about 2 hours away. There are no direct flights from Mexico City because it is too far for them.
Hotels and Apartments near Puerto Arista Beach.
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The small hotel is called “Los Portales” and is located right on the beach. The price is 250 pesos per night (about $16). There are only a few rooms, so if you are thinking of staying here, be sure to book in advance! Each room has two beds and a bathroom with hot water. The staff is friendly and they serve breakfast every morning at no extra charge. They also have free wi-fi for guests.