Traveling to the South of Mexico
After a few hours of driving, we arrived to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Mexico. It was bigger than I expected, yet not so busy.
The next day of our arrival, we drove 1 hr and 30 mins. to Zinacantán, a small town famous for its “artesanías”. Small pots decorated, typical clothes from the region made by hand, etc.
The people who live in that town have their own religion. There is one beautiful church, where it is not allowed to take pictures inside.
People believe that if you do, you will take away their saints’ souls.
inside, there is a huge altar made of flowers and candles. There are saints everywhere and a room to pray. It certainly looks like a catholic church but not quite. It is very colorful in the inside and has a lot of space. It doesn’t have chairs in the main room.
Everyone in town is surprised to see you, and ask for pictures. I thought it was going to be the other way around…
The next day we went to the “blue water waterfalls” which were 1 hour away from Tuxtla.
I had never seen anything like that before. There are parts where you can swim, and you can walk the complete path to the biggest waterfall there. It is kind of a tough climb but definitely worth to watch.
After visiting the waterfalls we were headed to the “Montebello” lakes. Where we took a small boat made by the locals out of cork trees. The water is beautiful and the hole place itself is amazing. The combination between forest and lake made me feel as if I were in a postcard.
On our way back we stopped at “San Cristobal de las Casas”. The weather suddenly changed from warm to cold. This small town is a must.
It is really picturesque and has small restaurants everywhere. The food is amazing and there are people playing the guitar all over the place. It seems there are a lot of young people from different countries that came here to live the hippie kind of 70’s type of dream.
Chiapas is a huge state full of diversity and surroundings. People are really kind and humble and its nature is pretty rich.