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Hotel BO

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

Hotel BO, fabulously located in San Cristobal de las Casas, one of Mexico’s most picturesque and interesting colonial towns, is a chic and contemporary design hotel that provides a superb base for exploring the rich and colorful Maya heritage of Chiapas.

At a Glance

  • Contemporary design in the heart of one of Mexico's most ancient colonial cities

  • Superb restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine

  • Excellent stopover for travelers en route to Palenque

  • Would suit couples interested in exploring the rich traditions of the surrounding villages

  • Great location a short stroll from the heart of San Cristobal

Culture, Adventure, Couples, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

Visit the authentic Indian village of San Juan Chamula near San Cristobal. Witness African (Santeria), Maya and Catholic traditions. The Sunday market is a real highlight where locals in traditional dress come to trade their wares

Sarah Lowe

Insider's View

Be sure to visit some of San Cristobal's excellent museums such as Na Bolom or the Jade House.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotel BO or take a look at our itineraries to Oaxaca and Chiapas

Description

Hotel BO, located a short stroll down colonial streets from the pulsing bohemian heart of Chiapas's San Cristobal de las Casas, is a striking counterpoint to the town’s cobbled streets, balconied buildings and buzzing plazas.

The hotel’s 22 colorful rooms and suites have been designed sensitively in ways that fuse the four elements and incorporate emblems and design motifs of the ancient Maya heritage, and in particular drawing on the rich textile traditions of the surrounding area.

The design is apparent when you enter the open-plan glass lobby, and this extends to the traditional Andalusian interior courtyard, the use of warm wood in the architecture, the beautiful decking, and the earth tones and textures of the walls.

Head chef Ricardo Muñoz Zurita presides over the hotel’s restaurant LUM, which serves up a tantalising array of traditional Mexican dishes.

Hotel BO makes a wonderful base from which to discover the remarkable surrounding villages of Chiapas with their rich traditions of weaving and music, and slots perfectly into the classic route to Palenque.

Accommodation

There are 22 suites, of which 17 are Deluxe Suites. The superior suites come with butler service, and the Iti Suite has a Jacuzzi.

Facilities

Italian Etro amenities for rooms and suites, 24-hour concierge service, butler service in suites, 24-hour room service, in-room spa treatments, board games, a selection of books in the library, laundry, dry cleaning and ironing, business center, fitness center, safes, iPod dock.

Activities

Trips to the surrounding villages can easily be organized, and Palenque and other Maya sites such as Bonampak and Yaxchilan are within striking range. Other trips can be arranged into the Lacandon rainforest, to explore some of the region's coffee estates, to go horse riding, or to visit the electric blue waters of Agua Azul.

Location & Directions

San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

When to go

Chiapas and the surrounding highlands have a temperate climate, and daytime temperatures generally remain warm all year round. Nights can be pleasantly cool in summer (June-October), but in the winter you’ll be glad there are blankets and fires in the rooms. Nestling in front of an open log fire can be very romantic - just bear in mind the nightly drop in temperature when you book your trip. The rainy season lasts from June to September.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Hotel BO or take a look at our itineraries to Oaxaca and Chiapas

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