"Mayan Decendents" Top 5 Page for this destination San Cristóbal de Las Casas by shdw100

San Cristóbal de Las Casas Travel Guide: 181 reviews and 600 photos

I have always wanted to visit San Cristobal ever since I read an ethnography in college about it. Well, I finally got here, and I was somewhat impressed. This is the place to come and see the Mayan decendents, as pictured with this lovely woman sitting on a park bench in the Zocalo. I love the native culture of Mexico, their faces and style! So different, yet so refreshing and simple. This is a very brief overview of what I saw in San Cristobal as I had very little time here, but I hope to return again someday (but I may fly in next time as you can read about my bus ride in the warnings and dangers section)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wonderful Indeginous People
  • Cons:Too little time to spend there!
  • In a nutshell:Great place in the mountains of Mexico
  • Last visit to San Cristóbal de Las Casas: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • patricia1.nunez's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Corrections: Elote not helote...can be mayo or sour cream. is not parmessan cheese its is called fresh table or adobera cheese,,,is not paprika is chili powder...

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2006 at 2:22 PM

    Hi Dave, still a few weeks to go... and I will be around in this town. I hope you and your family are doing well.

  • carome's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2006 at 3:56 AM

    Travel in frist class buses...no hard seats, temperature pretty consistent. Very reasonable prices.

  • travelgirl3's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 11:58 AM

    Another excellent page Dave. I especially liked your story about the bus ride! Your photos and descriptions of the local townfolk were terrific. Thanks for sharing.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2004 at 10:34 PM

    this is a wonderul page Dave, why haven't I been here bevor! superb intro....oh yes how true that is in your L.C. thanx or the humanity reminder.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2003 at 11:16 AM

    Great page of this wonderful city!

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2003 at 11:01 AM

    Very nice page on the most exotic city of Mexico!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2003 at 7:22 AM

    I loved your bus ride!! The thing I like best about those long journeys is the arrival!! Sounds like a wonderful place!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2003 at 1:01 PM

    an interesting page and some lovely photos

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2003 at 2:17 AM

    I'm sat in my chair, feeling quite sick myself as I read your story about the bus, what a terrible journey, but I see maybe it was worth it to visit such a lovely town. Thanks Dave :0)


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