Is San Cristobal OVERRATED?

We're sharing the real deal about San Cristobal de las Casas - the safety, prices, people, and more.
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In today's Mexico travel video, we are closing out our trip in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. We've now been here for 10 days and NOT looking forward to leaving because we love this Pueblo Magico so much! Unfortunately, the last full day was spent inside mostly because Maddie got sick. That's not stopping us from enjoying some last bits of joy from this Chiapas Pueblo Magico (magic town).

Before we leave the city, we are introducing a new "feature" in our videos, a rating system to provide you with more in-depth information about the city we visited. These ratings take into consideration other Mexican cities we've spent time in and how the current one compares. In the future, we think this will just be a small part of the end of our last Mexico travel video in a city. We share our ratings in the video and categories we include are:

With constant wind, lots of nature surrounding the city, and not much traffic, the pollution in San Cristóbal is almost nonexistent.

We didn't notice much trash around the city and the community keeps things quite clean. The only problem we have in this category is that there is a LOT of graffiti.

If you saw our last Mexico travel video in this city, you know we think San Cristobal de las Casas is the cheapest city in Mexico of the ones we've visited.

This is a fairly small city, meaning you can walk to just about everything in town without needing a car or taxi. You also have car-free walking streets in San Cristobal. Some things that might trip you up (literally) are the slippery stone sidewalks, which are very narrow.

To our delight, the city doesn't have much traffic at all. This might be because the streets are narrow, which make driving difficult. Also, public parking is limited.

There is a diverse mixture of local people and those from all over the world. You might think this would create some tension or issues, but people get along quite well despite the language and cultural differences. This is one feature that makes San Cristobal de las Casas a great place to visit and feel comfortable. There is one aspect about the people of this city we felt was less than desirable, as discussed in the video.

We prefer warmer weather, so the cooler temperatures in San Cristobal were not our favorite.

Although we only stayed in this city for 10 days, we felt perfectly safe during our time.

Many of the travelers in this city speak English and it does seem like there is a decent English-speaking expat community here. Some of the locals seem to have adapted to the travelers and also speak English. It also appears that school kids are learning the language as well. We know this because we were interviewed by them in English in the plaza a few times.

The internet wasn't consistently fast, but we were still able to upload videos while in the city. It gets better the closer you are to the center of town.

You might guess that since San Cristobal is a small city, it isn't flush with things to do. That being said, there are still muesums, plenty of shops, and lots to do in the nature surrounding the town.

Find out what we really think of San Cristobal de las Casas in the video! :)

What do you think of our new rating system? Should we go into all this detail in future videos or would you prefer a brief rating in each category at the end of the video?

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