In the Chiapas region there is a population that seduces with passion the travelers who come to it: San Cristóbal de las Casas combines all the ingredients so that it is part of those unmissable places of your trips.

San Cristóbal de las Casas it quickly wins the sympathy of those who visit it: from the independent traveler, those of organized groups, backpackers, travelers in search of culture, adventure, rest. In San Cristóbal we all found our corner and we ended up enchanted with the place.

It is considered one of the Magic towns de Mexico, title that is granted to those populations of more than 20.000 inhabitants that have their own magic thanks to the conservation of customs, patrimonies, places with stories or legends and cultural transcendence.

Guadaluipe Real. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.

And what will San Cristóbal de las Casas have?

It's beautiful, it's c and it is located at more than 2000 meters of altitude surrounded by mountains. One of the factors that most attract the traveler is the coexistence between foreigners and locals in a indigenous environment of Tzotziles and Tzeltales, the two majority Mayan ethnic groups of the Highlands of the region, who travel every day from the surroundings of San Cristóbal, either to offer handicrafts in the streets, sell their products in the market, go down to buy or visit tosomeone.

San Cristóbal de las Casas has a very eclectic atmosphere. Many artists and artisans reside in this city, where many come passing through and their stays extend indefinitely. Varied restaurants, art galleries, handicrafts in the area and pedestrian streets to enjoy the atmosphere and colonial architecture. Sancris has a lot of charm.

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Mayan Totzil. Chiapas, Mexico
Colorful streets of San CRistóbal delas Casa, Chiapas, Mexico.

Markets in San Cristóbal de las Casas:

There are two types of markets that you can visit, the craft markets and municipal food, where you can take advantage of to taste some snack or local delicacy in the market-dining rooms, a great tradition rooted in many markets around the world.

Mexican markets. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas.

Several handicraft markets, the one that is in the environs of the church of Santo Domingo coexist the vendors of the Mayan ethnic groups with foreign craftsmen who have settled down in this so relaxed city. The Tzotziles are very skilled with the tissues, you will see what beautiful things they do. Although many products are Made in ChinaThis is how globalization goes, even if we throw our hands to our heads.

Temple of Santos Domingo in San Cristobal de las Csas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Santo Domingo Temple in the most popular handicraft market
Chiapas Mexican handcrafts. Fabrics.

What to do in San Cristóbal de las Casas?

En San Cristóbal de las Casas, as it usually happens in so many populations, Main square and the concentric streets congregate a great part of the merry-go-round that the visitor walks over and over again. It is an irresistibly comfortable city for the traveler, with all kinds of facilities at the level of lodgings, travel agencies, variety of international and local restaurants, bars where music can be heard.

Take shelter, especially in the dry months from October to May. San Cristóbal is high, it's cold.

You will find museums, colonial buildings, exhibitions, churches, neighborhoods where to get lost, markets, neighborhood parties .. and excellent views from the hills de San Cristobal y Guadalupe. To the hill of Guadalupe It is reached by the busy walker of Real de Guadalupe, one of the most popular streets. In this street I recommend Jordi's great restaurant, our great friend and fellow photographer: exquisite Mediterranean cuisine a El Cau. You give a hug from me if you don't mind 🙂

Guadalupe Hill of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
From the hill of Guadalupe
San Cristobal de las Casas Cathedral, Chiapas.
San Cristóbal de las Casas Cathedral
Main Square of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
Main square
Royal Walker of Guadalupe, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
Walker of Guadalupe

Accommodations in San Cristóbal de las Casas:

In Sancris you can find all types of accommodation and for all budgets. I leave a link with hotel offers for your travel days. Any questions we will be happy to advise you.
San Cristóbal de las Casas

The fight in San Cristóbal de las Casas:

San Cristóbal de las Casas lives impregnated by a revolutionary air that extends through the area of Chiapas, where more than once they have faced historical abuses. Here the struggle and justice live with pride in many Chiapas hearts. In this bohemian, revolutionary and eclectic environment you will go tasting the wonderful San Cristóbal de las Casas, a place that is hard to leave.

Zapatsite mural in Chiapas
EZLN grafitti

The surroundings of San Cristóbal de las Casas

Near the city there are several Mayan villages what can you visit as Zinacantán or the safety pin San Juan Chamula, incredible natural landscapes as Chiflón, Montebello Lagoons, Sumidero Canyon y Mayan archeological vestiges like Toniná or Chiltunik, the area is not wasted.

The numerous travel agencies of San Cristóbal de las Casas It has a good and great offer of excursions.

Look here the proposal of best excursions from San Cristóbal de las Casas

You will fall in love with Sancris, you are warned.

San Cristóbal de las Casas, tourist heart of Chiapas 1

San Cristóbal de las Casas, towns

LOCATION: San Cristóbal de las Casas is located at 46 km from the capital of Chiapas, Tuxla Gutiérrez (there is an international airport).
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? San Cristóbal is located at 1'15 »from Tuxla Gutiérrez, at 5 hours from Palenque, at 17 hours from the Riviera Maya and Oaxaca, 3 '30" from the border with Guatemala (Ciudad Cuauhtémoc). Official Web of the main bus company that operates in the area.
MUSEUMS: There are many museums, galleries and buildings to visit: the Amber Museum, the Na Bolom Museum, the Sergio Castro Museum, the Mesoamerican Jade Museum, the Popular Cultures Museum, the Los Altos de Chiapas Cultural Center or the Museum of Mayan Medicine, very I found interesting.
CELEBRATIONS: Holy Week, Day of the Dead (November 2) and the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (12 December). Celebration of the founding of the city (31 of March) and the Feast of San Cristóbal (from 16 to 25 of July, approx.)
HOW DO YOU MOVE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION There are many combis and buses that cross the towns of the area. Sancris is a town to wander around, you do not need more.

Good way,

Travel hacks
the shortest way participate in affiliate program this means that we get a small commission if you buy through these links accessing discounts; in no case does it suppose an additional cost for you and in this way you help us to maintain the blog.

If you prefer, you tell us your idea of ​​the trip and together we organize it.

Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
I am at your disposal for whatever you need. Let's talk.

error: Content is protected !!