One of the oldest colonial cities in Mexico, the Pueblo Mágico, or Magical Town, of San Cristóbal has an incredibly ethnically diverse population and great cultural richness.
A fertile valley surrounded by mountains, its most important sector by economic output is mining, though commerce, services and tourism employ most of the workforce.
The temperature averages 54ºF (12ºC) during the dry season (November through April) and 63ºF (17ºC) average during the (very) rainy season (May through October).
You can connect to the Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport (TGZ) via Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Mérida or Cancun.
Most hotels in San Cristobal are housed in centuries-old buildings well adapted to 21st century meetings, with many smaller properties ideal for upscale incentives. Among the largest with meeting space are the 78-room Hotel Diego de Mazariegos, has four meeting rooms and colonial-style patios for dinners and cocktails; the 79-room Holiday Inn San Cristobal Español Hotel, set in a renovated hacienda, has 2,000 ft² (185 m²) of meeting space; and the 83-room Hotel Villa Mercedes, a more modern interpretation of colonial, has ample room for events of up to 600 people.
Download the San Cristobal app on to your phone and follow the mini-guide to see the highlights; don’t miss Casa Na Bolom, once home to a famous archaeologist and his wife, today a museum, hotel and research center for the preservation of the Lacandon culture.