We are loving the colorfulcolonial Pueblo Mágico called San Cristobal de las Casas (which I’ll call San Cris or SCDLC for short.)
San Cris was founded by the Spaniards as Villa Real de Chiapa in 1528 and sits in a small valley at 7,200’ elevation surrounded by hills. The average daily high temperature ranges between a perfect 62-75° and there are many cute coffee shops and restaurants.
How does one get to SCDLC? We, of course, took the less expensive way instead of a private taxi – a price difference of $11 versus $36.
Taxi from hotel to the Santa Fe colectivo site. A colectivo is a shared van.
The road to SCDLC went up, up, up and there was lots of passing!
Taxi to hotel.
We hate to leave San Cris. With over a dozen museums there is much more that we could see and do. But that’s okay, maybe someday we’ll return.
We’re heading down the road two hours to a town 1900’ lower in elevation. We’ll let you know what Comitán is like when we Meet You in the Morning!
Definitely looks more rigorous than this creaky body could endure, but I loved seeing San Cristobal vicariously! Thanks as always for sharing.
Thanks for your comment Cathy. Without Ibuprofen it would be too hard for me. Travel is best done young but I’m going to keep plowing on and hope it helps.
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