-Amatenango del Valle:
it is a town of potters
of Tzetzal origins in which clay transforms into art following the
old pre Hispanic techniques. Travellers will be able to appreciate
the elaboration process of pans, pitchers, flowerpots and other
utilitarian and decorative objects, which can be acquired at fair
The community is situated at 37 kilometres from San Cristóbal de las Casas, and it is recommendable to visit its colonial church.
it is a town of weaver women who have
the magic of turning their huipiles (a sort of robe or traditional
mantle) into authentic artworks, almost as amazing as the Church
of San Sebastian, which shelters the limitless faith of the settlers;
but this is not all, its dominical market is one of the most colourful
It is located at 28 kilometres of San Cristóbal de las Casas.
the colourfulness of the flowers covering
its fields gives this town of Tzotzil origin a singular beauty,
turning the valley into a daydream place at just 10 kilometres from
San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Besides its flowered fields, the town offers travellers attractive colonial constructions such as the Churches of San Lorenzo and San Sebastian; and the chapel of Esquipulas. Another peculiarity in Zinacantán (place of bats, in English) is in that the male Tzotzil Indians differ from their ethnical brothers in the pink colour of their costumes. In the case of the women, the items of clothing can be blue or white too.