San Cristóbal de las Casas

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San Cristóbal de las Casas is a touristy place in Chiapas, Mexico. It's a nice place to hang around, not too warm and touristy but definitely not as bad as say Playa del Carmen. It is known for being a center of indigenous culture.

Hitching out

guaka, Sitarane, a Mexican girl and a German guy tried hitching out together but then split up. The 2 guys didn't manage to get a ride and finally took a local bus after waiting an hour or so. The girl/boy combo was more lucky and hitched a ride in less than 10 minutes.

West toward Tuxtla

For 6 pesos, you can take the colectivo R14 from 5 de Mayo near the zócalo to the autopista (highway). There's a stop light right at the entrance to the highway. If you walk on 100m or so, you will see that the road splits; the turn to the right leads to the ring road around San Cristobal and also the toll-free (but winding road) to Tuxtla. The road to the left is the toll highway to Tuxtla; hitching from here will be better for a fast lift to Tuxtla (there is a hard shoulder here for cars to pull over).