In a grand old neighborhood of grand old homes, Sol y Luna stands out even amongst the most splendid of facades. I was strolling around Barrio del Cerillo when I first got to San Cristobal de las Casas, in fact, and had taken a photo of the stately arched doorway without knowing that this was the bed and breakfast I had been looking for. Upon entry one is greeted with a sunlit courtyard and the option of staying in either the "Sol" room or the "Luna" room. Being a solo traveler, I chose Luna, the smaller (yet still considerably spacious) of the two rooms. Both rooms are outfitted with extraordinary worldly possessions collected locally and from afar, and stacks of art literature to complement the cable TV. Both rooms also have private bathrooms. As a self-proclaimed bathroom critic, I can certainly attest to the decor, size, cleanliness, and ample water pressure of the Luna bathroom. And I never ran out of hot water, thanks to Cisco's (the ever friendly and cool expat artist owner) detailed explanation of how to get the shower to work with me.
Cisco runs the joint with his wife Dani, whom each morning prepared excellent breakfasts adorned with flowers from the exotic backyard garden. My first morning I was in awe of the smell and sight of a passion fruit flower garnishing my granola filled cantaloupe and Dani promptly began to explain the significance of this unique beauty. Later on, Cisco added, "and there are 80 different kinds!" His extensive knowledge ranged from flora to local lore and was particularly helpful when it came to tips on culture, how to do things, and where to get 2 for 1 Michelada's at an authentic dive.
Sol y Luna captured the spirit of San Cristobal de las casas in its energy and charm while also making for a tranquil sanctuary after a day at the bustling markets. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and I can't wait for another excuse to visit this marvelous little town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol y Luna is an ideal location for couples, families or an individual wanting quiet, privacy and a feeling of living in their own home. We are located, on a quite side street, in one of the original barrios of San Cristobal close to the centro, an easy 7 minute walk, to the mercado 3 minutes and to Sto. Domingo church 3 minutes. The B&B is beautifully decorated, with lush orchid filled gardens to relax and for children to play and a free full breakfast is our specialty. We offer, SOL, with two beds, a queen and a twin, ideal for a family, with an elegant en suite full bathroom. The home is elegantly and beautifully decorated with art from Mexico and the owners travels around the world. The B&B can help you with all travel related needs, from where to have your clothes washed to exploring hidden treasures in San Cristobal or in one of the nearby indigenous communities, to Maya ruins further away. You will remember your time fondly at Sol y Luna and want to return. Cisco can help you arrange or guide you on tours that explore the hidden side, the magical calles, the little visited areas of Chiapas. His 20 years in Chiapas have given him a vast knowledge of this magical land. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sol y Luna Bed & Breakfast San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico - Chiapas