If you have the time, try camping or spending a night in a cabin at the Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello, which is a beautiful park with over 50 lakes... all of which have a different color based on the minerals present in the water. These are one of the most beautiful lakes I’ve ever seen. Find more about this park in my Comitan page.
The Zocalo of San Cristobal de las Casas is surrounded by the Palacio Nacional and the Catedral. The roof of the catedral is covered by a beautiful Moorish style woodwork (still in its original form), which can also be seen in the Iglesia de San Francisco in Tlaxcala.
Viva Zapata, Viva SubComandante Marcos,Viva Ramona
"Cold war in Chiapas"
San Cristobal De Las Casas is one the most important cities in the state of Chiapas. It is famous by their inhabitants who are against the governement and complains for independance. I've read many articles about Marcos and Zapartista guerillas but I should avow that I was welcome and I did not face any problem. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation used San Cristobal as one of the cities where it began its revolution. Now the traces of the Zapatistas are still omnipresent (e.g., graffiti, dolls, posters, t-shirts) in the city. The inhabitants of this city remind me the Berbers in Atlas Maountains in Morocco : almost the same faces, the same woman's clothes...I felt I was really in Mejico and not in Mexico.
"The Indigenous village of San Juan Chamula"
San Juan Chamula is a small town outside San Cristobal. The Indians residing there are amongst the most traditional of the Mexicans. This is the place where cameras are never welcome, especially inside the church. I was so surprised to enter that church and realize that Chamulans are christians but in their own way : in fact CocaCola and Chikens take part of their spiritual life. I'm still asking myself about the secret that makes american economy (cocacola, pepsi) conquere the mexican indigenous life even though the latters hate usa ! By the way I tried to take a video using my mobile and I was extremelly scared when a man holding a gun came to ask me if i was really taking a video, but thanks to GOD i could convaince him that it' was a mistake from my part.
"San Cristobal de Las Casas : Typical Mexican city"
Construction of the cathedral, located on one side of the main town plaza, was begun in 1528. It has undergone many restorations over the years. Dominican father Bartolomé de las Casas, a great defender of the indians, served in this place of worship as its first bishop.