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.
11-hour 30-minute international flight to Mexico City International Airport, followed by a 1-hour 15-minute domestic flight to Tuxtla Gutierrez Angel Albino Corzo International. Hotel Bo is a 2-hour car transfer from the airport.
Immerse yourself in this authentic and culturally rich itinerary through Mexico. A two-week adventure across the bustling city of Mexico, the indigenous heartland of Chiapas, the colonial delights of Campeche and Merida and finally to the sun-drenched coast of the Riviera Maya. Visiting world heritage sites as you go, from Chichén Itzá and the quaint streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, the lesser explored Palenque jungle ruins, Campeche and the Mayan ruins that date back thousands of years.