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San Cristobal de Las Casas

Listed under Colonial Towns in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico.

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One of Mexico's most beautiful colonial towns, San Cristobal de las Casas is located at 2,120m (7,000 feet) above sea level, in a lush green valley, surrounded by beautiful mountains, canyons, spectacular waterfalls and large areas of tropical rain forest.

Through its peaceful cobblestone streets, flanked by red-roofed houses with colourful facades and patios full of flowers, San Cristobal offers a charming and bohemian atmosphere.

Ringing San Cristobal are many traditional Indigenous village where no fewer than 10 different dialects are spoken. The two main communities of Chamula and Zinacantán are easy to reach, and their festivals and churches offer travelers new ways of seeing and dreaming.

Written by  Barbara.

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“Frugal Mexico”

For The New York Times. First published November 14th 2008. In Chiapas, the southernmost state in Mexico, green is never simply green. From the air, green rolls over the unending mountains, intense and damp where there are forests and nubbly like rough… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The New York Times, 14th November 2008

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