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 colourful Maya heritage of Chiapas.
Contemporary design in the heart of one of Mexico's most ancient colonial cities
Superb restaurant serving traditional Mexican cuisine
Excellent stopover for travellers en route to Palenque
Would suit couples interested in exploring the rich traditions of the surrounding villages
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 colourful 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.
When to visit
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
Hotel Bo is ideally located four blocks away from the heart of San Cristobal de las Casas.
Maya villages near San Cristobal
Discover the fascinating villages of the Chiapas highlands where the Maya culture and traditions are still very much alive. Visit colourful markets and religious festivals, and meet inspiring community members to learn more about this unique way of life.
Oaxaca Half Day City Tour
Explore the charms of Oaxaca on foot with your very own private guide. Oaxaca is famous for its vibrantly coloured buildings, rich cultural attractions, culinary delights, colonial relics, churches and bustling Indian markets - a delight for the senses!
Private Sumidero Canyon & San Cristobal de las Casas City tour
Enjoy a privately guided tour of San Cristobal de las Casas and its charming colonial centre, learning about its indigenous history before heading out of the city to discover the dramatic landscapes of the Sumidero Canyon.