San Cristobal to Mexico City how?
I'm currently in Xela, Guatemala, and rather than fly back, I am thinking of traveling through Mexico to Mexico City and flying back home from there. I'd like to see some more of Central America before I leave...
I am wondering if anyone can tell me how I can get from San Cristobal de las Casa to Mexico City? I have heard the Mexican bus system is great, but I can't seem to find ticket prices or schedules.
I can take a shuttle from Xela to San Cristobal, so my only problem is getting from SC to Mexico City. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, especially price and time.
Oaxaca seems interesting...are there any other places that you (or anyone) would recommend a stop at?
The thing about Mexican buses is that you usually get what you pay for. If you pay for a Bus Executivo, its pretty swank for a bus, if I recall.
There are more than a few companies that go from San Cristobal to Mexico city, but don't be in a hurry to leave San Cristobal. its a pretty cool place to hang out it. Also, if you want to see some interesting things, you can get a bus to the Frontera, and from there take a collectivo from the Frontera to Comitan. From there you can see the pretty amazing Lagos de Montebello. I don't dare give lodging recommendations, since Dona Maria is doubtless retired, and her daughter is not as special. But, if they're still around, its called La Orquidera.
If Dona Maria is still around, she's an interesting person to know.
From Comitan, you can easily get a collectivo or real bus to San Cristobal. Don't hang around Comitan too much. its a pretty normal city, dry, dusty, and boring.
Ok- you've seen San Cristobal, savored it, and after Guatemala, it will seem a civilised haven unless you've stayed in lago Atitlan, or perhaps Copan Honduras.
From there the next big stop will be Oaxaca. Its a big city, and there is plenty to see.
Palenque is definitely worth seeing, and buses go there from San Cristobal, or sometimes, one goes to palenque and then San Cristobal.
Puebla is the next largest city, and its said to be pretty beautiful. I've not seen it myself.
Also, if you're heading for the States by land, its worthwhile to see Creel and the Copper canyon before you get to the border. The train from Los Mochis to Creel is pretty cool. They run a cheaper train every other day. It returns to Chihuaha. At this time, you might want to avoid the city as much as possible. its had some safety issues in the news. Other areas.....
Morelia- the region and the city. Lago Patzquaro is really interesting
There are many other places in midland Mexico. I've not been a fan of the beach, but Zippolite and that coastal area is said to be quite beautiful and relatively cheap.
Mexico is not as cheap as Guatemala, so you need to watch your spending if you're getting lean.
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