San Cristobal de las Casas
Located in the highlands of southern Mexico this city is surrounded by indigenous populations with roots stretching back a thousand years. With cobblestone streets, numerous churches, and a Spanish colonial layout the city has attracted a small expat community that lend it a worldlier feel. "You won't find many American's there, it's to far off the radar for them," says Michelle Peterson founder of A Taste for Travel blog and part time Mexico resident. "But it is so worth visiting." The Hotel Casa Selah is eclectic and interesting, plus centrally located. Some of the best coffee in the world is grown in the region and numerous café's specialize in it. San Juan Chamula is one of the numerous villages peppered amongst the jungle surrounding the city, it offers fascinating glimpses into a time past as residents speak indigenous languages and dress in traditional clothing. End you trip with a tour of the jungle and the immense Mayan ruin Palenque, with Otisa Travel, their four-day tour will drop you at the Villahermosa airport.
Getting There: Fly into Tuxtla Gutiérrez and catch ADO first class bus.