I couldn't have picked a more ideal town than San Cristobal de las Casas to take some time off in as I waited for a parcel to be delivered from the U.K. I say town, because although San Cristobal de las Casas is actually a city, it has a colonial town feel to it, with its narrow one way streets, central plaza and countless cathedrals. Its set up in the Chiapas highlands at about 2100 metres, which for those working in old currency, is about 6700 feet. This means that it is far cooler here than Mexico in general, and at night something over the top of the t-shirt is advisable! I haven't seen much rain here, but it gets its share, being almost in the clouds!
San Cristobal de las Casas
The town is an easy place to walk around, with most notable attractions 5 minutes away from the central plaza.
Close to the plaza is the Cathedral San Cristobal de las Casas.
Outside the church, is a daily market, where a wide range of colourful handicrafts are for sale.
Over across the opposite side of the square is the magnificent blue structure which is the Saint Lucias Temple.
Another great church is the Guadalupes Temple.
Its quite a walk to get up there, but when you do, there are some wide views out over the town.
I expect to be here another week whilst I wait for the parcel to arrive, so on Monday, I will take the bike out, and visit some of the smaller outlaying villages. Until then, thanks for visiting!
The Iguana Hostel is a good example of affordable digs in San Cristobal