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Nice planetarium and show

This location was opened for us on a Sunday when our cruise ship excursion arrived on a previously... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Athens GA
A hit!

Sometimes cruise shore excursions are hit or miss. This was a hit! We were treated to colorful... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Linda C
Moorpark, California
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This location was opened for us on a Sunday when our cruise ship excursion arrived on a previously unscheduled date. Before entering the building, we were treated to a cultural dance performance by a local group of arts students, including the jaguar king. This was...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

Sometimes cruise shore excursions are hit or miss. This was a hit! We were treated to colorful ceremonial Mayan dances, then some lovely art, and finally the planetarium show of the Mayan Cosmos. The reclining seats are so comfortablie one could easily fall asleep. Don't,...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Before going inside the planetarium we were given a cultural presentation at the entrance of the building. It was a popular display of what Mayan beliefs and sacrifices might have been. We spent around thirty minutes stargazing inside the planetarium. The dome projection is the...More

Thank Zoraida J
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Saw the planetarium show on Mayan astrology and a nice Mayan dance ritual. Some nice things to buy. Nice and cool inside on a hot and humid afternoon.

Thank jayhawkbrian
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We were on the Panama Canal Cruise and had taken a shuttle to Tapachula for the day knowing that we were going to get a taxi over to th planetarium. When we arrived we were informed that if we wanted to wait for the cruise...More

2  Thank J-W
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my visit to the planetrium. The staff were very accommodating and informative. I wasn't with a cruise ship and the viewing of the Mayans and celestial bodies was not scheduled. However after the scheduled projection, they put that one on for me as...More

3  Thank norahlang
Reviewed December 4, 2015

After a visit to the Izapa ruins we headed to the Tapachula Planetarium. Here we were introduced to Mayan Cosmology and enjoyed a Mayan folkloric performance. The seats in the planetarium recline to a near lie flat position. Then the lights slowly dim and are...More

3  Thank ssparlin
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Here on a cruise ship stop. Started with a wonderful dance/ceremony outside on the plaza, appreciated they had chairs for us. Was very interesting. Inside we saw a show about the stars and Mayan history, was also interesting. Some shopping at little stands. Clean, very...More

Thank KenandDoug
Reviewed March 5, 2015

Interesting to learn how the stars aligned during the time of the building of Izapa. The displays outside the planetarium were amazing -- especially the 3-dimensional paintings. The "welcome" dance outside the building was also lovely. The costumes were so colorful.

Thank CMAK2014
Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited the Planetarium in Tapachula during a cruise stop in Puerto Chiapas during our cruise through the Panama Canal from Long Beach to Miami. We were on the "Chiapas through the ages" tour from the NCL Star. It was about a 35 minute ride...More

6  Thank Joe G
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