Zinacantan

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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,138 contributions
Feb 2020
It was nice to see inside an indigenous family house . We saw a woman making tortillas in a traditional manner on a hot plate on a wood fired stove and you could help yourself to a choice of fillings to put in it ( cheese ,beans ,salsa etc .) We were also given coffee . All this for a donation . Then in another room we saw a woman doing traditional weaving on a loom . A lot of work goes into the things they make and it takes weeks to complete . We then were dressed up in traditional Mexican dress and tasted two traditional drinks(tequila and pulque ) whilst a child gave us a toast instructions in Spanish which was very amusing !
A pleasant visit
Written February 23, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,144 contributions
Jan 2020
Compared to Chamula this town will come across as a disappointment. Problem is that it is the regular tour route. Only need to spend about 15 minutes looking around, then move on.
Written February 10, 2020
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Nigel B
Ferring, UK400 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our guide took us to a house where 4 women lived who wove various textiles - each one had their own patterns. The looms were simple devices that allow one end to be tied around a tree or some other fixed point and the other is braced around the body of the person doing the weaving. The textiles were in bright colours and fully hand woven items were quite expensive (1500 pesos and upwards). The house itself had a whole area as a religious shrine with a full Bethlehem Manger scene in another corner. We went into the kitchen and saw how how they make tortillas from scratch. If the tortillas rise significantly when being cooked, it is said the women cooking them will soon be pregnant! We then ate the tortillas with refried beans, local cheese and some other more chilli based items and I have to say they tasted far better than anything we have had in a restaurant. The local cheese in particular actually had some flavour rather than the stringy tasteless stuff that seems to get served up elsewhere.
Written January 22, 2018
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irina j
London, UK1,796 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We enjoyed our visit to this local village. This was before Easter and church inside was beautifully decorated with flowers. We also went to the house of local women where they dressed us up in traditional outfits and also showed how local textiles are produce. I would of liked to buy the whole shop! Be aware they only take pesos and not accepting dollars. There is no place to exchange money in the village other.
Written April 9, 2022
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The_Dr_MAK
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg266 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
If you happen to travel a lot (and you have done many of those village tours), you will quickly realize that this village a real waste of time any money. The worst sort.

First, you will visit the village church, where you are not allowed to take any pictures (guess why? if pictures leak, trust me, no one will ever visit that village). And it's not even a church (no altar or cross, just saints figurines - as this "church" / place of worhip is not recognized by the Catholic church. It's just a hall with some statues. There are more beautiful churches even downtown.

Then the tour will take you to a house where they (apparently) create traditional clothing. If you think they are locally hand made by the poor village people, you are wrong. Go to the market around Santo Domingo church, and you will find the same things, half price.

Now, if this is your first travel out of your country, you will find this visit quite interesting.
Written March 30, 2015
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Sandy_F89
Mexico City, Mexico10 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Small town with nothing to see. People is rude and all they want is to sell you things and charge you even for breathing. There are way better things to see in Chiapas than this town.
Written March 22, 2017
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Suzanne Letkie
New Orleans, LA3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Very little town but very big culture, the people is very kind my respect for them, my best experience!
Written February 7, 2020
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Ani
Surrey, UK77 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Nothing at all to see. They tell you that everything is closed and take you to a house to show you "handmade" clothes.Lies most of them are form China,you can sometimes even find the 'made in China' labels,plus prices are over priced. Also,they will charge you a tourist fee to enter the town. We went with a tour. Really don't waste your time going there.
Written November 1, 2019
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CaroToFlo
San Diego, CA45 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
We went there because we were near (Chamula).
FEE: 15 pesos (.80c) per person just to enter the town. A way to get money because there isn’t amazing to see.
When you enter the town a lot of woman will ask you to stop, and tell you everything is closed (lie) and that the only place you could see something, is at there houses.
The Church is closed.
Parking: on streets
We have visited a lot of “Pueblo’s Mágicos” and this is not one of them.
Things to see: market for curious, the people way to dress. And of course if you don’t know a lot of places in Mexico and you are not coming back, take the tour and go into their houses where they can show you how they make the clothing.
There was nothing to do for my teen and daughter. Just go if you are around.
I am taking 3 stars because it was like a ghost town, the fee to enter, and the women lying at the entrance Didn’t took pictures because there was nothing different to see. Sorry!
Written April 1, 2019
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage620 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
A common tour from San Cristobal includes a visit to this town as well as San Juan Chamula. You can also visit Zinacantan on your own. While Chamula is interesting, Zinacantan is not a great place to visit. Currently the church is closed due to reconstruction as a result of earthquake damage. An adjacent building is being used as the church in the meantime. The locals tolerate your presence at best. There are too many truant school age children begging. Most of the tour time spent in this town is in a textile shop, where after a brief demonstration of weaving and embroidering, and an offer of a tortilla and some beans, they try to sell you things. The textiles pale in comparison to things you may have seen in other places such as Oaxaca. It’s sort of a dreary experience.
Written March 15, 2019
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