Top ChoiceArts & 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....

Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Sna Jolobil

Next to the Templo de Santo Domingo, Sna Jolobil – Tzotzil for ‘Weaver’s House’ – exhibits and sells some of the very best huipiles (long, sleeveless tunics), blouses, skirts, rugs and other woven items, with...

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...

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,...

Books in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Abuelita Books

A great place for a leisurely browse over hot coffee or a steamy tea and simple snacks; come here to replenish your reading material from an excellent selection of new and used books in English (other languages...

Market in Ocosingo

Tianguis Campesino

The Tianguis Campesino is for the area’s small-scale food producers to sell their goods direct. 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.

Arts & Crafts in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Nemi Zapata

A fair-trade store that sells products made by Zapatista communities: weavings, embroidery, coffee and honey, as well as Ejército Zapatista de Libéracion Nacional (EZLN; Zapatista National Liberation Army) cards,...

Clothing in San Cristóbal de las Casas


Modern designs fashioned from traditional Maya textiles.