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The beautiful Chiapas region in Mexico

1 week to discover the generous Chiapas region in Mexico.

by charlotteblouet95About Me:Hello, I’m Charlotte a french girl of 27 years old. I traveled 6 months in America Latina after working in marketing and communication for 2 years. My next plan is to discover Asia. read more

North AmericaMexico7 days / August 2022

Highs & Lows

A region off the beaten track

You can go from cold to warm and humid in the same region.

Itinerary Overview

The Chiapas is the poorest region of Mexico but for me the richest region in term of history, landscape, people, nature and creativity.

After years of conflicts between the indigenous and the gouvernement, the region have finally found is place. Mountains, cristalline rivers, amazing waterfalls, jungle, cenotes, ruines… everything is here to do some alternative things ans definitely leave the beaten tracks.

But some issue are still ongoing, specially with Coca-Cola… the brand dominated the region by pumping and stilling all the water from the mountains. They bought the brands water to make the price higher of their drink… so people, specifically kids, buy Coca Cola because it’s cheaper and become addictive. There is some revolutionary movements who try to fight against it but the economic pressure is to big to make the government moved.

In this article I will present you San Cristobal de Las Casas where I heard about the Coca Cola story and Palenque.

  • 4 Nights: San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • 3 Nights: Palenque

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    In Palenque I would have stay in town instead of an hostel at the entrance of the ruins, it’s too far from everything.

  • How was the food?

    Kukulpan for great coffee, bread and food !

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Don’t be afraid to leave the beaten track and discover more than this two place I mentioned.

  • Packing tips?

    Lots of clothes: for the hot and for the cold. San Cristobal is quite high it can be cold.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Don’t hesitate to take the collectivo, much cheaper than the bus companies.

  • Any surprises?

    The cold in the night in San Cristobal.

Lodging

  • Puerta Vieja Hostel to party and have free breakfast & free dinner. Snail B&B to chill and spend with really nice people.

  • At the entrance of the ruins : Cabañas Kin Balam to have a pool. Cheapest option : Jungle Palace But I recommend to sleep in the town to be in the middle of everything.