Just six miles from San Cristobal de las Casas are the indigenous communities of San Juan Chamula and the neighboring Zinacantan. To reach them you can take a very cheap taxi ride or better yet travel with the locals through public transportation. The magic of the area are its people. This is a land that has not changed for many years. You do see some todays technologies like cell phone use and “Internet Café” every once in a while but the overall feel is that of a peaceful existence where men work the land and the land gives them everything.
The one amazing spectacle of San Juan Chamula was the church. I only wish I was able to photograph the inside but photography was strictly prohibited. I carried my cameras at plain sight and always felt like someone was watching they were off at all times.
San Juan Chamula