Chiapas shopping

Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Sna Jolobil

Next to the Templo de Santo Domingo, Sna Jolobil – Tzotzil for ‘The Weaver’s House’ – exhibits and sells some of the very best huipiles (long, sleeveless tunics), blouses, skirts, rugs and other woven items, with pr…
Drinks in San Cristóbal de las Casas


Pick up a bottle of artisanal pox (pronounced 'posh'; alcohol made from sugarcane) infused with honey, chocolate or fruits like nanche (a sweet, yellow fruit). Definitely not what the common folk are drinking, since…
Food in Ocosingo

Fábrica de Quesos Santa Rosa

Ocosingo is known for its queso amarillo (yellow cheese). There are nine main types sold by this cheesemaker, including ‘de bola,’ which comes in 1kg balls with an edible wax coating and a crumbly, whole-fat center.…
Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Taller Leñateros

A society of Maya artists, the ‘Woodlanders’ Workshop’ crafts exquisite handmade books, posters and fine-art prints from recycled paper infused with local plants, using images inspired by traditional folk art. It’s …
Books in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Abuelita Books

A great place for a leisurely browse over homemade brownies, hot coffee or a steamy tea; come here to replenish your reading material from an excellent selection of new and used books in English (other languages als…
Market in Ocosingo

Tianguis Campesino

The Tianguis Campesino is for the area’s small-scale food producers to sell their goods direct; only women are allowed to trade here, and it’s a colorful sight, with most of the traders in traditional dress.
Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

El Camino de los Altos

Creators of exquisite furnishings and textiles, El Camino de los Altos is a collaboration of French textile designers and 130 Maya weavers.
Jewelry in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Lágrimas de la Selva

A lovely jewelry store where you can watch jewelers work with amber.
Food in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Fruit & Vegetable Shops

Stock up for a picnic at these fruit and veg shops.
Clothing in San Cristóbal de las Casas

J’pas Joloviletik

A 30-year-old cooperative, J’pas Joloviletik – the name means ‘those that weave’ in Tzotzil – is comprised of nearly 200 women from 12 communities, and they have a spacious shop on the east side of the Templo de San…