The lush state of Chiapas offers some of the most beautiful hand-made textiles in Mexico. Surrounding the town of San Cristobal de Las Casas, you will encounter many communities practicing traditional Mayan weaving and embroidery. Each community has their own meaningful designs, patterns and shapes that have been passed down generations. Though the culinary scene is more modest here, there are definitely opportunities to explore regional flavors and tasty foods used in the Mayan diet for centuries.

Suggested Activities in and around San Cristobal:

  • Home visits to artisans who produce Mayan textiles with belt-loom technique
  • Visit to Chamula with a traditional Mayan spiritual cleansing
  • Chocolate Tasting and Production
  • Coffee Tasting and Production
  • Visit to Cruxton where Pox is made
  • Museums: Textile, Amber, Jade, Cultural and Local History
  • Market tours: Food market and craft market
  • Visit the Cathedrals and Churches
  • Outdoor Activities: Horseback rides, Hiking and Nature
  • Local Festivals and Events (depending on time of year)
  • Full-day trips to Canyon Sumidero, Chiflon Falls and other locations
  • Multi-day trips to Mayan ruins of Palenque or Selva Lacandona (Jungle)