Mansion del Valle
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Mansion del Valle San Cristobal de las Casas
Travel Blogs from San Cristobal de las Casas
... 2 quid for 2 mojitos yes please! After that it was time to leave and I woke up at 11 the next day for my first lie-in this holiday. Spiffing. Our final day there was free for us to do as we liked, so I had a delightful lazy day walking around the shops and markets. It began with a Burger King and ended dramatically when I got the runs in the middle of the market and had to sprint to the local toilet which had a 'pay-per-piece' system for toilet paper, which nearly bankrupted ...
... saw people kneeling down on pine needles and praying to soft drinks and pox (alcohol made of sugarcane) and passing round a chicken to kill.....it was a disturbing experience! Scary car journey back to San Cristobal and a wander round the handicraft market and a visit to a jewellery store selling amber and jade. Ernesto told us how to differentiate real amber and jade from fake ones. Coffee and a bit of chilling out time in San Cristobal before heading back to the ...
... with linguistic and cultural ties to other highland Maya peoples.Zinacantán literally means "land of bats" and comes from theNahuatl language. People in Zinacantán speak Tzotzil (a Mayan language) and they call their own land "Sots'leb", that is, "land of bats" in their own language.
... into our hostel 'Puerta Vieja Hostel' and we were surprised to be back in the land of decent accommodation - Mexico has a rep for good hostels and it never let us down. We checked into our huge dorm that was surprisingly private and quiet and headed out as we always do to take in the city.
The city is sitting in a valley of hills and a Spanish colonial grid style lay out. There were streets of restaurants and bars where you could sit out on the path ...
... fellow travellers. We arrived quite late so after settling in and finding some dinner, we got an early night in preparation for our 3am tour to Tikal. We arrived at Tikal around 4:30am and hiked through the ruins for about half an hour to reach Temple Four by sunrise. It was a beautiful and quite meditative experience as the ruins emerged from the jungle and mist as it got lighter. Unfortunately there was such a thick layer of mist that we didn't ...