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Scenery on the way to San Cristobal de Las Casas from Palenque. The road was windy and lots of topes.

Cattle getting to their next field

Dresses for sale by the roadside

Father and son hauling wood on their backs to the house

John and I stayed at "Rancho San Nicolas" RV Park

GPS Location:  16.73417  N   92.62167  W   7,000 ft

All sites have services. There is free Wifi, but you need to go outside your RV to get good reception. It is very weak.

You can walk to town and then catch a taxi to the Centro Historical. The cost was 40 pesos. We really enjoyed the atmosphere in this city and stayed 5 days. Mornings started cool and by the afternoon it was in the mid to high twenty's.


Quoted from Wikipedia:

San Cristóbal de las Casas is a municipality (municipio) and city in the central highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas. It is located in the Highlands of Chiapas at an elevation of approximately 2100 m (6890 ft) above mean sea level. The city is named after Saint Christopher and Bartolomé de Las Casas, a Spanish priest who defended the rights of indigenous Americans and was the firstbishop of Chiapas. The city was the capital of the province of Chiapas, and state capital from Mexican independence until 1834, from 1835–58, 1861-64, and 1868–92, when the state government was definitively moved to Tuxtla Gutiérrez. In the 2005 census the city’s population was 142,364 people, whereas the municipality’s total was 166,460. It is the third-largest community in Chiapas, after Tuxtla and Tapachula. The municipality’s area is 484.00 km² (186.87 sq mi).

San Cristóbal de las Casas was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2003.


Another good link is: http://www.gonomad.com/destinations/0601/sancristobal.html


Downtown San Cristobal De Las Casas


John showing off his new clothing ( only 80 pesos )

I liked this display. It definitely catches the eye.

John walking down one of many nice streets. Lots of shops and restaurants

Looking inside the store fronts

Burger King (Mexican style architecture)

Angela standing in front of church

You can see how some of the locals dress in some of these pictures. They have very distinctive clothing


Farmers market ( excellent prices if you bargain with the vendor). John and I bought cornmeal muffins, candy and other pastries. We bought bookmarks for 10 pesos ea. I bought a change purse for 10 pesos and we bought two pullovers for 80 pesos each. You can see me wearing mine in one of the pictures near the bottom of this page.


Restaurant where John and I had lunch (twice!!!)

John had the tacos on the left and I had the Cubana Torta ( both were delicious and inexpensive). The meal along with two beer cost us 150 pesos

John and I walked up hill to this church and then we had to walk all these stairs to get into the church. It was a definite workout!

John resting at the top!!!

Main church in the square

You might ask what is in the bag Angela is carrying? It is Padre Kino red wine. This is the first place we could find it. 


Lunch two at our favorite restaurant. Sorry about the picture being a little blurry. John had a different type of taco and I had Huevos Mexicana


Design by Angela 2008

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