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SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS ACTIVITIES

In the surrounding areas of San Cristobal de las Casas you’ll find several outdoor areas where you can do all kinds of recreational activities, such as mountain biking, rappeling, rafting, rock climbing and cave diving in underground tunnels with extraordinary calcareous rock formations. For more information such as accommodations or to book a hotel in San Cristobal de las Casas visit our San Cristobal Hotel Directory. Visit our Attraction Guide for a list of things to do and see in San Cristobal de las Casas.

Sports and Outdoor Activities in San Cristobal de las Casas

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking
San Cristobal de las Casas is a back packers dream with excellent hostels. Almost every market and attraction is within 1 hour bike ride from the main square. Also there are several mountain bike trails in the area. Local tour companies provide mountain biking tours of the countryside

Bird Watching

Bird Watching
San Cristobal de las Casas is the land of the ancient Zapotec culture and holds an excellent collections of endemic species including Bumblebee Hummingbird, Dwarf Jay, Ocellated Thrasher, Red Warbler and Keel-billed Toucans amongst many others. Local tour companies provide birding tours of the countryside.

Hiking

Hiking
San Cristobal de las Casas is a back packers dream with several national parks and canyons. Hike the Sumidero Canyon, explore the underground caves of Las Grutas de Rancho Nuevo or hike the many waterfalls in the area. Local tour companies provide mountain hiking tours of the countryside.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding
Horseback riding for all levels of ability is available at several areas in the San Cristobal de Las Casas. Guided tours on rented horses are available at some hotels. Venture a little ways out of town and you will find private rides for all levels of rider on either Western or English saddles. Tour companies offer guided tours of attractions.

Rafting

Rafting
For the adventure seeker San Cristobal de las Casas offers white water rafting tours downseveral different river with plenty of class III and IV rapids. Most of the raft that is offered is located a short drive out of the main square. Tour companies offer guided tours of attractions.

Rappeling

Rappeling
On your way to the waterfalls at Agua Azul stop by and do a little climbing or Rappel at the El Chorreadero waterfall and a block away from San Cristobal de Las Casas and the Arcotete. Cascada El Chorreadero offers cave diving. hiking or rappel down the waterfall’s rock formations. Tour companies offer guided tours.

 

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