Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Building in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Na Bolom

An atmospheric museum-research center, Na Bolom for many years was the home of Swiss anthropologist and photographer Gertrude Duby-Blom (Trudy Blom; 1901–93) and her Danish archaeologist husband Frans Blom (1893–196…
Top Choice Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Museo de la Medicina Maya

This award-winning museum on the northern edge of town introduces the system of traditional medicine used by many indigenous people in the Chiapas highlands. Exhibits include displays of a ritual scene inside a chur…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

No Name Quesadillas

A sweet couple sells gourmet quesadillas and flavored atoles (sweet, corn-based hot drinks) at this signless storefront with romantic courtyard seating. The menu changes daily: vegetarian Sunday through Tuesday, sea…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

TierrAdentro

A popular gathering center for political progressives and coffee-swigging, laptop-toting locals (not that they’re mutually exclusive), this large indoor courtyard restaurant, cafe and pizzeria is a comfortable place…
Top Choice Mexican in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Restaurante LUM

This swanky indoor-outdoor restaurant which serves up the regional cuisines of Chiapas, Veracruz and the Yucatán is in San Cristóbal's first designer hotel. Custom-made lamps, reflecting pools and walls of geometric…
Top Choice Live Music in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Cafe Bar Revolución

There’s always something fun at Revolución, with two live bands nightly (at 9pm and 11pm) and an eclectic lineup of salsa, rock, blues, jazz and reggae. Dance downstairs or order a mojito or caipirinha and chat in t…
Church in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Templo & Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Located just north of the center of town, the 16th-century Templo de Santo Domingo is San Cristóbal’s most beautiful church, especially when its facade catches the late-afternoon sun. This baroque frontage, with out…
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, blouses, skirts, rugs and other woven items, with prices ranging from a few do…
Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Museo del Ámbar de Chiapas

Chiapas amber – fossilized pine resin, around 30 million years old – is known for its clarity and diverse colors. Most is mined around Simojovel, north of San Cristóbal. This museum explains all things amber (with i…
Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

Upstairs inside the Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, this excellent museum showcases over 500 examples of handwoven textiles from throughout Mexico and Central America. Two permanent exhibition rooms display huipiles (…