Moving to San Cristobal de Las Casas

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1. Posted by edipo27 (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Dear All,

I am moving to San Cristobal de Las Casas in March and I plan to stay there for quite a while (I may stay for business reasons) and I would like to have an idea about the city (nightlife, shopping, food, restaurants, sports, weather, etc) and especially the prices. This because at the beginning I will not have so much money on my pockets...
Well... in reality I would like to know as much as possible about the city and I am sure that your impressions and experiences will be of great help!

Thanks in advance,

2. Posted by eloisamex (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


San cristobal is one the cheapest cities inmexico...talking about food,hotels etc...just my recomendation is checking a place to stay before you arrive, I amsure you can find a good guest house by dowtown area and then after if you like other place more independent you can look when you alraedy there.....but night life is alot of bars with alternative and modern music....the life is more like university campus....


3. Posted by LaGuerita (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hahahaha...I like the description of San Cris having the feeling of a college campus. It's so true.

I lived in San Cris for 1 year and had a good time. It has a good vibe and a good set of people. It's cold though, so bring warm clothes. You will not be going to sunny, hot, desert Mexico. I don' think you will have trouble finding a place to stay at first. There is a ton of hostels for some reason. One called Posada Mexico is awesome and beautiful. I think it appears in the most current Lonely Planet about Mexico, but I think they have a website too if you google them.

I lived in San Cris about 2 years ago and it was hard to find furnished apartments for long term. They were there, but not many. I would like to know if it has changed at all. Let me know if you can find furnished places with TV or Internet. You will just have to walk around and look for signs advertising rentals because there isn't a good publication listing them.

Other than that, San Cris is cheap, has a small, but pretty good bar scene and you can't get a state prettier than Chiapas. The people are nice as well. The guys who work at Rana Roja, a tattoo shop, are good guys, and if you meet a tall, dark-sknned, skinny guy named Kike, he's a really good guy.

Definitely tell me if you find a good apartment to live in.
La Guerita