Charming Guesthouse Offers Quiet Stay In Beautiful Garden

Rent It For: $150 USD per night

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La Bamba Guesthouse (Calle Ejercito Nacional 46, tel. 967/678-7455, U.S. tel. 864/278-0508,, US$150 s/d) has just one unit, but it's certainly among San Cristóbal's finest lodgings, and a terrific deal to boot. This cozy one-bedroom home has a full-size kitchen, comfy living room with fireplace, and tasteful colonial-style decor, with a private entrance and wireless Internet. The coup de grace is the garden-a long, gorgeous plot of trees and lush flowering plants that connects the guesthouse to the home of La Bamba's friendly and discreet American owner.

Two covered garden patios-one with an outdoor fireplace, and both exclusive to the guesthouse-are perfect for morning coffee and an evening glass of wine, while a large rooftop terrace has panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains. A full breakfast is included; low season and weekly rates are also available.

La Bamba is a charming guesthouse located in the colonial city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. Situated in the garden of one of the loveliest houses in town, this private cottage offers guests a quiet stay just a few blocks from the center.

For couples, or those traveling alone, La Bamba is a beautiful refuge. The guesthouse looks onto a large garden and has a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the city and surrounding mountains as well.

The guesthouse at La Bamba is a little gem. The architecture and furnishings reflect those of the main house. Warm and inviting, the owner's sense of style tips its hat to Mexico without going overboard. The living room, with its fireplace surrounded by bookcases, Spanish style chairs, and daybed is a cozy place to read or write, rest or entertain. The bedroom, with fireplace and window looking onto garden offers guests comfort at the end of a long day discovering the delights of San Cristobal, or climbing the spectacular Mayan ruins located within driving distance of the city. A tiled, full bath leads off the bedroom. Down a short hall, off the living room, is a sunny, fully equipped kitchen. The back door opens onto a service terrace and private entrance.

The staff at La Bamba includes housekeeper, cook, and gardener. Housekeeping is included. Breakfast, taken in the garden, is also included. The owner is proud to employ "the best cook in San Cristobal", and offers lunch at 2:00 P.M. for an extra charge for those who give notice one day in advance.

About This Property

1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
1000 sq. ft.
Built in 1995

$150.00 USD per night, double occupancy.  Rate includes breakfast and housekeeping.

Ejercito Nacional #46
San Cristobal De Las Casas
Chiapas 29220
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Features and Amenities

Mountain View
High Speed Internet
Breakfast Included
Private Entrance


Transportation:  Guests may arrange, in advance, transportation to and from airport in Tuxtla Gutierrez. The cost ranges from 400 pesos to 600 pesos one way.
High speed internet
Laundry:  50 pesos per load
Lunch may be booked one day in advance and is served at 2:00 P.M.