Welcome to Chiabal
High in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes (3400m), amid a rocky plateau dotted with maguey plants and sheep, Chiabal, 17km east of Todos Santos, welcomes visitors looking to experience rural life in a tiny Mam community. The villagers provide simple accommodations and prepare hearty local fare. A community-built 2.5km interpretive trail leads to the Piedra Cuache, an oddly shaped boulder at a 3666m lookout point. Guides can take you to various sites in the 18,000-hectare Parque Regional Municipal de Todos Santos Cuchumatán, including the summit of La Torre (Q25). There is also the chance to participate in community activities such as herding llamas, weaving huipiles and planting potatoes while getting to know the local inhabitants.