Hotel Villa Mercedes
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Villa Mercedes San Cristobal de las Casas
Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... know me, I couldn't pass those up. Both were pretty small and of course, all the explanations were in Spanish. But I got the idea, and got tastings at both, so it's all good.
I strolled the streets and visited a number of shops and local handicraft markets. San Cristobal is not-so-nicely known as gringo central and it's not hard to see why: This part of town, at least, is your typical tourist town, with booking agents, pizzerias and fast food ...
We set off from Palenque at around 9am on Thursday morning, for our 7 (ish) hour journey to a city called San Cristobal set in the Chiapas Mountains. After a week or so of scorching heat and humidity, the thought of heading somewhere a little bit cooler for a few days definitely appealed.
En-route, we visited a couple of tourist attraction type waterfalls; first up, Misol Ha – about 45 minutes outside ...
... from the jungle revealing The Temple of Inscriptions, home to the tomb of Pakal acknowledged as the greatest of Palenque's rulers, The Palace, The Tomb of the Red Queen, so called because the bones of the noble lady buried there were covered in a red powder called cinnabar, and many other impressive buildings. It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful at the site, and we had quite a long guided tour to give us an insight into what we were seeing. Whilst both had ...
... home so many souvenirs which will always bring back such great memories. The town has also been our favourite to take photos in, so much colour and so many different types of people. We would be up in the morning for breakfast then out and about mingling between taking photos and exploring the shops. One afternoon while sitting in the centre we were approached by a couple of university students and they asked us if we could be interviewed answering a few ...
... about these waterfalls, this is one part of Mexico I've been dying to see. I don't think I've ever seen water so crystal blue. The waterfalls are quite intimidating but so unbelievably beautiful. We pay an extra 30 pesos ($3) to go to a higher, more secluded area to get some better photos and to go for a dunk. It's fresh! But so ******n beautiful. After a while of swimming around, I'm cold, but I still don't want to get out. I wish I could take the water with me... On ...