Livestock grazing at the edge of a lake.

Volunteer in Mexico: Sexto Sol Center for Community Action

The Sexto Sol Center for Community Action (SSCCA) in Mexico works in community development, education, and health, as well as agriculture and environment. SSCCA tends to have more interested volunteers than space available, and it is better able to place volunteers closer to their travel dates rather than many months out as volunteer needs change.

View of a maya temple surrounded by grassy terraces.

See the Best of Chiapas in Two Weeks

If you’re visiting Chiapas for the first time and want to be sure to hit all the must-sees, this is the tour for you. It covers a little of everything—Maya ruins, indigenous villages, colonial cities, and some jaw-dropping natural attractions—all in just over two weeks.

The setting sun hits the mountains beyond the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Plan a Trip to Tuxtla Gutiérrez

You didn’t come all the way to Chiapas to hang out in a big busy city like Tuxtla Gutiérrez. But don’t write off Tuxtla altogether! Some of Chiapas’s top sights are just outside the city.