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San Cristobal de las Casas

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Mexico is situated in the northern region of the American continent linking the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is encircled by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south and is divided into six tourist regions. These regions are Northern Mexico, Central Mexico, Southern Mexico, The Yucatan Peninsula, The Pacific Coast and The Baja California Peninsula.

San Cristobal de las Casas is situated in the central region in the state of Chiapas, 85 kilometers east of Tuxtla Gutierrez, the state capital. The climate is moderate and humid, with rainfall in the summer and an average year-round temperature of 15º centigrade.
San Cristobal de las Casas has one of Mexico’s most beautiful urban designs, you can discover inspiring religious edifices like the Cathedral or the Templo de Santo Domingo. These buildings were restored using a combination of plentiful baroque-style details and local architectural elements, which enable the cultural heritage of ethnic groups that live in the surrounding areas, such as the Tzotziles, Tzeltales and the Lacandons.
During your stay, you will also see foreign collections of crafts, objects of everyday use and pre-Hispanic pieces housed in anthropological and philanthropic institutions such as the Museo Na Bolom or the Centro Cultural de los Altos de Chiapas. In the city’s environs, you can experience a supernatural atmosphere in towns like San Juan Chamula, which hosts one of the most colorful and celebrated carnivals in the state. From there, you can head out to areas that are prosperous in natural resources, such as the Huitepec Ecological Reserve, where you can truly appreciate the region’s biodiversity. There’s also El Arcotete, where you can go rappelling down 30 meter cliffs.

San Cristobal de las Casas is a destination that offers outstanding tourist services and it has maintained the feel of a traditional Mexican city.

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