Magical Town San Cristóbal de las Casas

Being so far away and, at the same time, so close to heaven, feeling the cold air on your face, are just signs. Afterwards, the visit is flooded with color and the body refuses to leave, that's when you realize that you are in San Cristóbal de Las Casas. The color of the earth blends with the smell of firewood and the taste of coffee.

This city is a cosmopolitan place where art and nature lovers meet as it is surrounded by mountains and forests, while its streets are full of heritage architecture and galleries with works by local and international artists. Additionally, San Cristóbal is renowned for its magnificent handicrafts made out of clay, wool, wood, iron, jade and amber, they are made largely by the Tsotsil and Tseltal Mayan communities. Cultural diversity that is also reflected in its gastronomy.

This Magical Town is the great intercultural center of Mexico. An unforgettable experience!

How to get there:


From Tuxtla Gutiérrez, you can get on federal highway 190, until you reach the highway to San Cristóbal, and then travel for 51 km. It is located in the Los Altos región.

What to do:

  • Take tours of the rich built heritage of the city, the largest in the state that includes a large number of golden Baroque altarpieces.
  • Visit the neighborhoods and learn about their festivals and their artisan and gastronomic specialties.
  • Visit to a distillery with posh tasting.
  • Take the tour of the tourist tram
  • Try craft beer
  • Visit the tourist centers El Arcotete, Gruta del Mamut and Grutas de Rancho Nuevo.
  • Visit the variety of museums such as: Na Bolom, Los Altos de Chiapas and Centro Textil del Mundo Maya, Uvence Foundation, Maya Medicine, MUSAC, Chocolate, Jade, Amber, Textiles, among others.
  • Visit the Huitepec Reserve, Montetik Park, San José Educational Park and Orquidario Moxviquil.
  • Take the bicycle tour to nearby towns and attractions.
  • Visit the Leñateros Workshop with production of artisan paper.

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