San Cristóbal de las Casas, is a town and a beautiful city located in the Central Highlands in Chiapas, south Mexico. One of the most beautiful Magical Village of the Pueblos Mágicos limited list in Mexico.
San Cristobal de las Casas is surrounded by mountainous terrain, but the City sits in a small valley. The city’s center maintains its Spanish colonial layout and much of its architecture, with red tile roofs, cobblestone streets and wrought iron balconies often with flowers. Most of the city’s economy is based on commerce, services and tourism. Tourism is based on the city’s history, culture and indigenous population. Major landmarks of the city include the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo church with its large open air crafts market and the Casa Na Bolom Museum.
San Cristobal municipality includes other 83 rural communities. The municipality borders the municipalities of Chamula, Tenejapa, Huixtán, Teopisca, Totolapa, Chiapilla, San Lucas and Zinacantán.
Traditional Mayan culture is associated with Tzotzils and Tzeltals indigenous groups is the making of textiles, with amber jewelry and handicrafts as another important product. Ceramics, wrought iron and filigree jewelry can be found as well. The best known area for crafts is the tianguis at Santo Domingo. The city hosts an annual Amber Expo at the Centro de Convenciones Casa de Mazariegos and cultural expressions are regular in the area.
SAN JUAN CHAMULA & ZINACANTAN Cultural Tour
The fascinating Tzotzil Mayan village of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
CAÑÓN DEL SUMIDERO, GRIJALVA RIVER AND CHIAPA DE CORZO
The imponent Sumidero Canyon structure and Chiapa de Corzo Visit
MONTEBELLO LAKES AND TENAM PUENTE
Impresive lakes in the Mayan HighLands of Chiapas and Tenam Puente Archeological Site
HORSE – BACK RIDING SAN JUAN CHAMULA
Horse back-riding to the fascinating Tzotzil Maya village of San Juan Chamula
YAXCHILAN- BONAMPAK AND WALKING/HIKING THE LACANDONA JUNGLE. (2 days tour)
Fligts/Food and beverages not specified/Entrance fee not specified/Services not included nor specified in itinerary
Colonial Cities, Archeological Sites, Beautiful Lakes and Rivers are waiting for you around San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. http://www.SanCristobalChiapas.com/