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San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico is a Travel hub for those visiting the Nearby Ruins of Palenque Tonina, Bonampak, Izapa, and other Mayan Archaeological Sites.
, Bus Service and Hotels are plentiful .
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico is a hub for travel to the ruins of tonina and Palenque and for trips to Tikal in Guatemala.
San Cristobal de las Casas captured worldwide attention on 1994 when a revolutionary army called The Zapatista Army of National Liberation captured the city and opposed the Mexican Government. The two sides reached an uneasy truce by 1996 and although the movement continues, the area is now relatively safe for tourists.
Nearby Chamula and Zinacantan, indigenous villages of the Tzotzil Mayan people, are popular day trips from San Cristobal because of their colorful hand-made textiles and ancient customs and festivals.
San Cristobal de las Casas, the third largest city in Mexico, is in Mexico's southern most State of Chiapas.
The city of 143,000 occupies a ridge at 6,900 feet elevation and is a travel gateway to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, Bonampak, Tonina, and Yaxchilan in the Usumacinta River drainage to the east.
To the southwest, transportation goes to the pacific coast Soconusco Culture ruins of Izapa, the museum at Tapachula, and the border with Guatemala.
See Tica Bus, Cross-Border buses from Chiapas to Panama City, Panama
First class buses reach Tapachula, Tuxtla Guiterez, Palenque and San Cristobal from Oaxaca City's ADO terminal.
Tour agencies located in the town of Palenque also run guided trips.
IImmigration authorities are active on the road that borders Guatemala looking for illegals that cross from Guatemala. It is best to have a passport and copy of your Mexican visa.
Bonampak Ruin Site, is an abandoned stone city built by the Mayans between the 5th and 10th centuries AD near the Usamacinta River and the border with Guatemala in Mexico's southern most State of Chiapas.
Bonampak was once an important Mayan political center allied with nearby Yaxchilan. The Mayan inhabitants abandoned the city around 1000 AD.
From the city of Palenque, collectivos and tour buses make the two and a half hour trip to Bonampak and Yaxchilan. Tours also leave Palenque and follow a different road for the cascades of Agua Azule and for San Cristobal de las Casas. On that road, half way between Palenque and San Cristobal, the Mayan Ruin of Tonina can be reached from the town of Ocosingo which also has an ADO terminal.
San Cristobal de las Casas is a gateway to the ancient Mayan sites.
Archaeologist Frans Blom made his home in the city while investigating at Palenque.
The house he and his wife lived in is now a museum and guest house for visitors
ADO Bus service reaches San Cristobal from many city's including Mexico City's s Tapa terminal and Norte Terminal
Mayan Ruins Trips
ADO Buses make the trip to Ocosingo for trips to the Mayan ruin of Tonina, (link) and to the city of Palenque for trips to Agua Azul and to the ruins of Palenque, Bonampak, and The Frontera where boats ferry visitors to the ruin of Yaxchilan.
Tikal from Palenque
ADO Bus Service
ADO Bus runs first class service from San Cristobal de las Casas to Ocosingo for the ruins of Tonina and to Palenque
Transportation to Other Mayan Ruin Sites from Palenque.
Once you reach Palenque you can find two outfits that run no frills collectivos (60 Pesos) from the city of Palenque to the Mayan Site of Yaxchilan in the Frontera and to Mayan Bonampak: The transportation companies Chambalu and Chamoan are located in the city.. A terminal is located near the Cabeza Maya sculpture, just down the hill and to the right side of the road towards the ruin of Palenque you can find their terminal.
Inquire at the Tourist Center ( Palenque Modelo de informacion touristica) on Avenue Juarez at the Plaza of Artisans in Palenque's town center.
Transportes Chamoan has an office nearby on Ave Miguel Hidalgo.
Most of the collectivos round the Cabeza Maya, a handy place to catch a ride to the ruins. They also stop at the gas station just after the monument Madre Chol on the road to Agua Azule, the road between San Cristobal and Palenque.
The Colonial style buildings in the San Cristobal de las Casas make an impressive sight when lit at night
San Cristobal de las Casas Transportation in Chiapas, Mexico is offered by ADO bus service which runs ADO and OCC buses to Oaxaca, Palenque, Tapachula and to Merida.
San Cristobal de las Casas Transportation
Surfers come through San Cristobal headed for the surfing beaches of Chiapas such as Playa Arista on the Pacific Coast
Bonompak murals are protected in an ancient structure. Take a collective van out of Palenque to reach the Bonampak Archaeological site.