Seniors should feel very welcome and safe visiting Chiapas . Mexico is a country that affords great respect to its personas de la tercer edad (literally “people of the third age”) and especially in tradition-minded Chiapas . But as anywhere, older travelers should take certain precautions.
Palenque  and Tuxtla , as well as thePacific coast , are known to be extremely hot and humid, especially May–July. Seniors should take extra care to stay cool and hydrated. Exploring the Maya ruins also can be exhausting. Bring water and snacks, especially to smaller sites where they may not be commonly sold.
Travelers with balance or mobility concerns should think twice about climbing any of the pyramids or other structures. They can be deceptively treacherous, with steps that are steep, uneven, and slick.
Tuxtla Gutiérrez  and Tapachula  have reputable hospitals, staffed by skilled doctors, nurses, and technicians; San Cristóbal  and Comitán  also have reliable service, though they may lack the equipment and staff for more complex medical matters. Outside those cities, health care is spotty at best. Most prescription medications are available in Mexico, often at discount prices. However, pharmacists are woefully under-trained and you should always double-check the active ingredients and dosage of any pills you buy here.