Cristóbal de Las Casas is one of the oldest Spanish settlements
in Mexico. Founded in 1528, it is characterized by churches, museums,
warm-colored houses with red-tiled roofs, and a beautiful zocalo.
Mayan descendants in their native dress are an integral part of
the cultural life of the city.
by forested hills, San Cristóbal lies in the Jovel Valley. The
town's altitude is 7200 feet, and daily temperatures range from
60-80 F/15-25c. San Cristóbal feels much smaller in population
than it is. Everything is within walking distance of Casa Felipe
Flores although taxi service is also available.
is the southeastern most state of Mexico, and, until the 1800s,
was part of Guatemala. Mayan influence is evident everywhere from
indiginous artisan markets and holiday celebrations to several of the most
important ruin sites in all of Mexico.
Most international airlines fly to Mexico City (MEX) where there are connecting flights to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ). United Airlines offers direct flights to Tuxtla Gutierrez from Houston, Texas two days each week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). Airport transportation can be arranged by Casa Felipe Flores for the one hour drive to San Cristóbal. Taxis and car rental are also available at the airport.
Casa Felipe Flores,
Calle Dr. Felipe Flores 36,
San Cristóbal de Las Casas,
29230 Chiapas, Mexico
Tel/Fax: (52) 967 678 3996 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org