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It is one of the most beautiful colonial cities in Mexico.

It is located in a fertile valley surrounded by mountains in the state of Chiapas, southern Mexico, only 68 km from Tuxtla Gutierrez.

Its cobbled and peaceful streets, lined with houses featuring large red-tile eaves and flower-filled courtyards, reveal religious monuments influenced by Mexican and Central American viceregal art. Indigenous people from neighboring villages come to the bustling city markets to offer textiles, ceramics, fruits, and vegetables.

The city is a beautiful "Pueblo Mágico" (Magical Town) and is in the process of being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A good option for sightseeing in San Cristóbal is El Coleto, a picturesque tram that travels a circuit where the main attractions of the town are located. Along the way, it provides information about the history and the most iconic sites. It departs from Avenida Insurgentes.

With the artisanal and gastronomic richness of Chiapas, another must-visit stop is the Mercado de Dulces y Artesanías (Market of Sweets and Crafts), where you can find a great variety of items to take home as gifts and souvenirs.

The climate in San Cristóbal is temperate subhumid, with an average annual temperature of around 17ºC. During the summer months, the temperature reaches around 24ºC, while in winter it can drop as low as 5ºC.

It is located 60 km (one hour and fifteen minutes) from the capital of Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, and 430 km (6 hours) from Tapachula.

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS

Visit the Church and Ex-Convent of Santo Domingo

Visit the Amber Museum

Explore El Arcotete

Visit El Arcotete

Just 12 km from San Cristóbal, you'll find El Arcotete, where you can go boating, horseback riding, camping, and enjoy hiking, mountain biking, rappelling, rock climbing, and for the more daring, zip-lining or exploring its caves with walls that reach up to 40 m with impressive limestone formations.

Explore the Grutas de Rancho Nuevo

Not far away, 18 km, are the Grutas de Rancho Nuevo, a whole experience where you can explore the depths of the earth, walk along the surrounding trails, and enjoy children's games, barbecue areas, and zip-lining.

Visit the El Chiflón Waterfalls

Another magical place near San Cristóbal is the El Chiflón Waterfalls, some of the most beautiful in all of Chiapas. The most impressive one is the Cascada Velo de Novia, with a height of 120 m. To admire it, there is a viewpoint so close to the waterfall that you will feel the refreshing breeze.

Visit Ocosingo

If you enjoy exploring small towns with ancient traditions, you can visit Ocosingo, located two and a half hours from San Cristóbal.

It is considered the most natural municipality in Mexico, the gateway to the Lacandon Jungle, which also offers cultural attractions, delicious food, and excellent weather. The Parish of San Jacinto de Polonia stands out, a temple built in 1569 and the headquarters of the Dominican convent that administered the villages in the Tseltal region.

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