Not easy to get to but once there you don’t want to leave this beautiful highland valley surrounded by pine forest.
We had our base in the colonial city San Cristóbal de las Casas and from there we took day trips to Zinacantán and Chamula which was fantastic for fabric and embroidery inspiration. It was in Zinacantán we got invited to a small little house where a woman made us the best tortilla I have ever tried- one of the best moments of the whole trip!
My top tip would be to eat at the hidden quesadilla gem with no name – It was so good we had to go back the night after and I still dream about the perfect hand-made corn tortillas that were folded over generous portions of marinated fresh vegetables and cheese, and served alongside a trio of superb and original salsas. Such a cozy, original and tasty little restaurant with the best prices we ate for in our whole trip- Definitely worth the 48 hour ride from Stockholm to get there!