Hotel Alcatraz

Hermanos Paniagua No. 240, San Cristobal de las Casas, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, 29244, Mexico | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas

Ruins, waterfalls and shoes

A travel blog entry by joelsalmon

... who laughs at my poor jokes, so she's in my good books), had Billy Joel songs stuck in her head because that's how she remembered my name. So that's all we sang on the way, to the annoyance of the fellow Mexican passengers... Palenque is up in the mountains and is a generically Mexican town, also home to an indigenous Mayan group who are slightly different to those in Merida. For some odd reason every other shop was a shoe shop. They ...

Cañon del Sumidero and Chiapa de Corzo

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria

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... We were told they can get to 80 years old, and the longest one measured a couple of years ago was over 6m long.

After our boat ride, we had an hour to walk around Chiapa de Corzo. There wasn't too much to give it a status of 'city', it had the usual market, churches and colonial fountain in the plaza. We were able to climb the 62 steps of the spiral staircase up the ...

Mingling with the Mayans

A travel blog entry by georgeandlol

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... the thousands of white flowers all along the side of the church leading up to the table. Local people would be sitting on the floor and would light a line of candles in front of them saying their religious chants and prayers. It was a really incredible feeling being in there, the smell of the candles, pine needles and the flowers. All the flowers were white, roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and others I don't know the names of. The local people would shake up a ...

Zinacantan - native or indigenous people

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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... day of the feast they begin to celebrate by wearing their traditional clothes and performing the corresponding traditional rites.

The patron saint of Zinacantán is San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) whose feast day is 10 August. This traditional feast lasts four days (from 8–10 August). ...

Eating and Sacrificing

A travel blog entry by whereshallwego

... staring but at the same time it is a very deep experiance - watching these people go about their rituals, this is something they fully whole heartedly believe in and its truely surreal and amazing to watch.

We walked around the church taking in all the different forms of ritual. Women chanting and then taking shots of strong sugar cane liquor. Live chickens being held under the arms of strong burly women, not knowing that any minute now she was about ...

Location

This hotel, located on Hermanos Paniagua No. 240, San Cristobal de las Casas, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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