San Juan Chamula, Pacific Coast

Head to San Juan Chamula to meet an almost completely indigenous population of roughly 76,000 people. Around 149 different groups of people have been identified among the population of the city, which has its own police force and enjoys no outside military or police intervention. Head to the church of San Juan, the main attraction of the local area. The small church features white walls adorned with vibrantly colored blue and green ceramics, which decorate the windows and doors. Plan to visit San Juan Chamula during your San Cristobal de las Casas vacation using our convenient San Cristobal de las Casas trip itinerary maker site .
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  • When in San Cristobal DLC a visit to San Juan Chamula church is a must. If you know some Spanish, do not bother booking a tour for visiting the place. You can easily take a colectivo (18 pesos per per...  more »
  • A super pleasant experience knowing this place, customs and history, must have a guide who accompanies you and explain every detail, the visit to the temple is a must (can be a bit shocking for children)
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  • You should visit the Church and learn about their customs. It is a place that one not to be missed in life. It is a must for San Cristobal
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  • if one wants an out of body experience while visiting san cristobal one must go to chamula. there is no way to describe what one can experience as words will not suffice. be assured that one will leave thinking they have visited another planet. so amazing so wonderful so wild. just do it and you will be thrilled you did. one word of advise, respect the local traditions and do not take fotos that have not been approved. and do not try sneak fotos, you will be sorry that you did....
  • The church is a must to understand the tradition of this community. The inside was overwhelming
  • The magic in this church is unique. Do not miss visit it !
  • Definitely worth a visit. The perfect way is the horse ride from Can Cristoval. Over there you also discover a very special use of coca cola... Sunday street market of local tribes is very authentic.
  • The customs still observed there are profoundly telling of our rich past and connection to nature. Outside, the farmers are more than picturesque...they are deeply involved in a post native culture. This seems to be a fascinating blend of time between Mayans, Catholics, Mexicans, and well removed mountain cultures. Zapatistas and Orozco vernacular. Haven't been there since 2010/2011, but guessing nature is strongly the driving force there still.

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