San Cristóbal de las Casas

This beautiful Pueblo Mágico, located in the Jovel Valley, is a colorful city that enjoys a temperate climate and at the same time a strategic location. It was founded by Diego de Mazariegos in 1528, as Ciudad Real de Chiapas, capital of the province. San Cristobal de Las Casas is the heart of theAltos of Chiapas, here converge rooftops, flowery patios, corner balconies, baroque facades, neoclassical and Mudejar style buildings, colorful handicrafts, exquisite cuisine, ceremonies, processions, popular festivals and ancient legends. Today the city is one of the most beautiful and original in Mexico and Central America, due to the evocative colonial image that has been preserved in its historic center over the centuries, in addition to the traditional daily life, where the Tseltal and Tsotsil ethnic groups come with their colorful costumes, from different communities to sell or exchange their products.

Places you can't miss!


Without a doubt, San Cristobal de Las Casas has a lot to offer and enjoy: its museums, the picturesque corners of its neighborhoods, the communities of its native peoples, the vast gastronomy, the legends, the architecture and,not to mention, its magical environment that surrounds it.
Here we mention what you shouldn't miss when visiting this city:

Santo Domingo and Caridad Temples.

• Cathedral


Temple of Carmen

San Francisco Temple

Museum of the Highlands of Chiapas and Textile Center of the Mayan World

Na Bolom Museum

Tsotsil communities of Chamula and Zinacantán




San Cristobal has a varied and exquisite cuisine that shines both in its forms and flavors.

Enjoy a gastronomic experience and don't miss the following recommendations:


  • Posh
  • Sweet beer
  • Coleto bread
  • Pressed peaches and other sweets
  • Bread soup
  • Coleto roast
  • Coleto ham
  • Tamales
  • Chalupas and compound bread


Meet all our coleto flavors

Our recommendations for your trip


San Cristobal de Las Casas is one of the most beautiful cities in Chiapas and Mexico. It is the heart of the Altos of Chiapas, with an evocative landscape; it is a city of adobe walls, clay tiles, with nature, culture, memory and evocation among pine forests. Being a city located at 2,200 meters above sea level, it enjoys a temperate climate so it's necessary to take into account the following:


  • The best months to visit it are from December to May when there is almost no rain.
  • From December to the beginning of March the weather can be cold with small drizzles or frosts with dense fog. It is important to wear cold weather clothing.
  • Keep in mind that the months of April, May and June are the warmest months (between 20º. to 28º), but don't forget that the afternoons and evenings can be very cool.
  • It is essential to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Between June and the beginning of October, the rains are more frequent during the afternoon and night, so don't forget to bring an umbrella or raincoat.



How to get to San Cristobal de las Casas


San Cristobal de la Casas, the most magical town of all, is a melting pot of cultures, flavors, colors and landscapes, visited by both national and foreign tourists. There are numerous ways to get there; either from the center of the country or from the state capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez. Here are some of them:

  • The airlines
    • Viva Aerobus
    • Calafia
    • Interjet
    • Volaris
    • Aeromar
    • Aeroméxico

    Tuxtla airport is 77.3 km away from the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas

    Approximate time: 1hr. 20 min. approx. From Mexico City. And 1 hr 15 min. From the airport to the city itself.
  • Bus lines: There are daily departures
    • ADO buses
    • Cristobal Colon bus
    • Aexxa buses
    • San Cristóbal Bus Transportation
    Kilometers: 59 km. Approximate time: 1 hr. 20 min.
  • If you travel with your own vehicle, from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, follow the directions:

    Take the Pan-American Highway 190 towards Chiapa de Corzo and before reaching the town take the detour to the highway (toll road) Tuxtla Gutiérrez - San Cristóbal de las Casas / México 190D in Rivera Nandambua, Chiapa de Corzo from Carretera Internacional.

    Note: on this road there is 1 toll booth which you cross (Chiapa de Corzo - San Cristóbal cost $ 75.00)

    Kilometers traveled: 59 km Approximate time: 45 min.


  • For being a Viceroyalty City.
  • For its traditions and Living Cultures.
  • For being considered the most magical of the "Magical Towns".
  • For its tourist attractions.
  • For being a safe city.
  • For having obtained the Recognition for the Diversification of the Mexican Tourism Product, in the Meetings Tourism category, in April 2010.

For having the Certification: “YOUR BEST REWARD IS MEXICO”, endorsed by SITE (Society for Initiative Travel Excellence) Mexico Chapter, as Destination of Incentives.

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