Comitan is a pleasant somewhat colonial style city that can be a nice alternative to San Cristobal de las Casas. It has a large section of the city in colonial style, several nice plazas with beautiful churches. It is a good launching off point for a number of sites in Chiapas.
OCC and several private mini-bus operations service surrounding locales, including the Mexican-Guatemalan border and San Cristóbal de las Casas. Their terminals are located on Boulevard Belisario Dominguez Sur. To get to the jungle lake of Laguna Miramar from Comitan it is necessary to take a colectivo to the small town of Las Margaritas from where there is a second colectivo to San Quentin (6 hours). It is a 1 km walk from San Quentin to the village of Emiliano Zapata from where you can hire a guide to take you throug the Lacondon jungle to Laguna Miramar.
Lagos de Montebello is less than 2 hours combi ride away and is a totally different landscape than the stereotypical Mexico: lagoons, treks and nature. How to get there and what to expect: