I love hotels with a story behind or with some unique concept. Our hotel in San Cristobal - the Ganesha Hotel - has both!!
Each room in the hotel is dedicated to an Indian god or goddess, is also decorated accordingly and color thought through. Even the furniture is from India!
Do you need a visa for Mexico?
No, EU passport holders (and many others) can stay in Mexico visa-free for up to 180 days. However, you should state the desired length of stay at the border crossing, otherwise you might get less and know nothing about it, which can lead to unnecessary problems later.
Photo: In our Ganesha room
Of course, out of curiosity, we looked at all the rooms! This is what the Krishna room looks like!
There are two-story cabanas for Parvati and Shakti. I found these very beautiful, because they are built with a lot of wood and are also very nicely colored. The Parvati Cabana can easily accommodate three people. The Shakti Cabana has a beautiful dining and seating area on the ground floor.
Photo: The Parvati Cabana, the ground floor
Photo: The Parvati Cabana upstairs
Photo: The Shakti Cabana, the bedroom
Photo: Die Shakti Cabana, the dinning room in the ground floor
The Ganesha Hotel is right in the heart of San Cristobal, it couldn't be more central! At sunset I loved to sit on the hotel roof and enjoy the beautiful city from above! Of course, we also have a report about San Cristobal! Here it is!
Photo: From the hotel roof at sunset. I drank my tea there almost every day.
Photo: The Cathedral of San Cristóbal is a maximum of 3 minutes' walk from the hotel, and you can also enjoy it from the roof.
Photo: Yoga hall. Anna finally had enough space to stretch!
And...I have never seen that in any hotel in the world - there is an extra meditation room for the guests! If you are looking for peace and mindfulness, you are in good hands there. You live very centrally, but still very quiet. The atmosphere in the hotel is beautifully relaxed and perfect for travellers looking for a peaceful environment for their vacation!
In the green courtyard you don't get any noise from the vibrant city outside. If not the love for adventures that drove us to the city, we would certainly sit in the hotel for a few days, meditate and read books.
We lived in the Ganesha Hotel for a week, would come back again and I can recommend it with a clear conscience to travelers who appreciate peace and comfort. Personally, I can't stand ramba-zamba hotels with loud music and entertainment, so the relaxed and peaceful Ganesha Hotel was a perfect match for what we were looking for! Quiet and stylish. Relaxed with a very beautiful atmosphere, with an unique concept and a remarkable story behind!
Is Mexico expensive?
No. But one can also have it expensive here (as actually everywhere in the world). If you don't know the prices or if you let yourself be ripped off... Otherwise, no, Mexico is not expensive, even if it is not as cheap as, for example, Southeast Asia.
The city of San Cristobal is definitely worth a visit! I would even say that it is the most beautiful city in Mexico that we have seen so far! Here is my report about San Cristobal.
Is Mexico dangerous?
We both travelled extensively throughout Mexico and felt safe everywhere. I think if you travel with common sense, everything will be fine.
Check out the reviews! I'm not alone in my enthusiasm about this place! If you click on the pictures with the ratings, you will get to the corresponding pages (Facebook/ Tripadvisor/ Booking).
Avenida 5 de Mayo #4.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
Tel.: 967 631 7951