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Domicilio Conocido S/N, Centro C.P. 29350 Zinacantan, Chiapas, Zinacantan 29350, Mexico
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Went here with a friend and was introduce to his friend that makes beautiful woven items, like table runneres, shawls, wall hangings and much more. Stayed for a bite of lunch and bought some beautiful items.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debrabird
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

The village was very interesting and traditional. A guide is a must - he told us all about the local history and people. We went to visit the church and then we went to a traditional weaver's cottage, where they also served us lunch. The...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank IvyD-L
Reviewed November 12, 2017

We visited Chamula and Zinacantan on the same day and with a great guide, like Juan - this is a fantastic experience - that you will not fast forget. These people express their religion dancing. If your are interested in other cultures and religions -...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Hard to decide whether to rate 3 or 4 stars for this one. Driving into Zinacantan you must pay 15 Pesos per person at the small white toll house as you enter (locals will just drive straight through). Drive up to the main square and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gefton
Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We came from San Juan Chemula with our own car. Near the road we were stopped at a white building. We had to pay 15 pesos each to enter the village. It is not a theme park or nature reserve. It is a village. With...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to see unless you are looking for typical or regional clothing. Here you will find great quality hand made clothing and home accesories.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ricardocN8882WU
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Arrived here after visiting San Juan Chamula and it did feel a bit of an anticlimax. That said the church is interesting. We went to a traditional weavers house and it was good to watch how the back loom works. We were also shown a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Angel57
Reviewed March 22, 2017

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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Visited these ancient Mayan villages of San Juan Chamula. and Zinacantan. Mayan dialect is predominant language. Guide strictly ordered us to take absolutely no photos in either village. People are very sensitive about feeling they are an "exhibit." Outside church on plaza, booths of food...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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scorriga
August 24, 2015|
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Should one go to Zinacantan during the week rather than on Sunday for the market?
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acjjj
Saskatoon, Canada
Tour to Chamula and Zinacantan (0 Replies)
Yesterday, we took a tour to Chamula and Zinacantan with the tour guides 'Alex y Raul'. If you are looking for an English speaking tour, we highly recommend them! Raul has been doing these tours for 37 years. His son, also named Raul, was our guide. His English was excellent as was his explanation of the culture. The tour lasted about 4 hours. In addition to touring several religous houses, we had the opportunity to visit a local home, watch a woman weave and see/sample tortillas cooked...More
January 15, 2018|
EliA754
Milano
is it safe to drive from tuxtla gutierrez to campeche? (5 Replies)
hi, we are planning in advance our holidays in Mexico scheduled in august 2018. we are planning to take internal flights from mexico city to Oaxaca and from Oaxaca to tuxtla G. from Tuxtla G. we would like to rent a car to drive to Sumidero canyon and St cristobal. from St Cristobal we would like to visit St Juan Chamula and Zinacantan and then move by car to Palenque whilst stopping to visit Agua Azul and Misol-ha. from Palenque we would drive to Yucatan. my concern is if it is...More
September 25, 2017|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi Elisabetta Few people look at the Mexico country forum. I suggest reposting on the Mexico City forum as that's where you're starting. Let folks know if you're okay with August weather & humidity.
EliA754
Milano
Is it sale to drive in Chiapas? (10 Replies)
hi, we are planning in advance our holidays in Mexico scheduled in august 2018. we are planning to take internal flights from mexico city to Oaxaca and from Oaxaca to tuxtla G. from Tuxtla G. we would like to rent a car to drive to Sumidero canyon and St cristobal. from St Cristobal we would like to visit St Juan Chamula and Zinacantan and then move by car to Palenque whilst stopping to visit Agua Azul and Misol-ha. from Palenque we would drive to Yucatan. my concern is if it is...More
September 25, 2017|
Response frompeter826|
There are issues with the road between San Cristobal and Palenque. At times it may be closed by demonstrators. They may want money from you to pass. Sometimes they will put a chair or something across the road so you can't get through. Are you intending to drop the car off in the Yucatan? Make sure you check the cost for a one-way rental -- it can be extremely high.