By: Rebekah Mullinix San Cristobal de Las Casas located in the state of Chiapas near Guatelmala. This city is special for many reasons. One reason is the rich history: the locals have been protecting their independence and culture since the birth of this city. The climate is quite different than many other places in Mexico. […]
The “Mayan Train” will run from Palenque in Chiapas to El Triunfo, Tabasco, Campeche, Campeche, up to Mérida, Izamal (Yucatan), Cancun, Quintana Roo. Then it descends to include some areas in central Yucatan, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Calakmul, and Candelaria. In all five states will have a section of rail running through them. There will be 18 stations. 1,500 kilometers of track are planned.
If you’ve made it to San Cristobal de las Casas, good for you! Too few tourists get to this part of Mexico. Or maybe it’s better to keep the riffraff out, and there are just enough tourists. The entire state of Chiapas is culturally different from the rest of Mexico.
If Palenque is the magical capital of the state of Chiapas, San Cristobal is its mystical capitol.
Mexico’s southern-most state, Chiapas borders the Pacific Ocean, the Central American country of Guatemala, and the Mexican states of Tabasco, Veracruz, and Oaxaca. The state has the largest population of indigenous peoples represented by twelve recognized ethnicities. Famous for its Mayan ruins, folk art, and natural scenery, Chiapas is filled with traditional culture and a […]
The archeological site of Palenque is much different and for many, has more character than the more well-known and easier to get to sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.