San Cristobal de las Casas – México - 3 Days

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San Cristóbal de las Casas (Spanish: [saŋkɾisˈtoβal de las ˈkasas] ), also known its native Tzotzil name, Jovel (pronounced [xɤ̞ˈve̞l]), is a town and municipality located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas. It was the capital of the state until 1892, and is still considered the cultural capital of Chiapas.

The municipality is mostly made up of mountainous terrain, but the city sits in a small valley surrounded hills. 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, although the tourism itself has affected the city, giving it foreign elements. 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. The municipality has suffered severe deforestation, but it has natural attractions such as caves and rivers.

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Shuttle service from Xela, Panajachel or Antigua Guatemala
Free time in San Cristobal de las casas
Night in San Cristobal de las casas

Day 2
Day 2

Tour visiting: Agua Azul, El cañon del Sumidero, Palenque
Night in san Crisbotal de las Casas

Day 3
Day 3

Shuttle service from san Cristobal de las Casas Mexico to Xela, Panajachel or Antigua

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