General information

San Cristóbal de Las Casas

San Cristóbal de Las Casas is one of the most romantic cities in the world, recognized as a “magic town” for its ethnic diversity and colonial tradition. This city shows its architectural treasures in various buildings of the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries. It is located 46 km from the International Airport Ángel Albino Corzo in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, along the Tuxtla-San Cristóbal highway and can be reached by bus (approximately 10 USD) or by taxi (approximately 40 USD).

San Cristóbal de las Casas has a mild, subtropical climate moderated by the altitude of 2,200 meters above sea level. Average temperatures are highest in June with maximum temperatures of 22 °C (72 °F) in the daytime and 12 °C (53 °F) in the early morning. The rainy season occurs from May to October, being rainfalls scarce with lesser precipitation at the beginning of the season and more intense rainfalls from August.

Credit cards are generally accepted in San Cristóbal de las Casas, if you visit one of the nearby communities, please bring cash. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and do not forget your camera.