I almost feel guilty asking, because my wife and I are planning to travel there in December and she wanted me to check. I assumed the historic centre would be fine, but you have confrimed that. By then, the rainy season will have ended, in any case.
As you say, Jim, December is the dry season so you should experience no problems since, even if it rains while you are there there should be no flooding problems. You can now see why we spend winters down there and the summer rainy season at Lake Chapala.
December is a great time to be in San Cristóbal as the city is very festive for weeks around Christmas with all sorts of community street activities and great music all over town. Christmas and Easter are the times to be in Chiapas and the best weather is normally from February through April. Chilly nights but sparkling blue skies and midday temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s fahrenheit after morning ground fog. The unpolluted mountain air at 7,000 feet is remarkably beautiful.
The floods in Chiapas, Oaxaca and Tabasco are a terrible tragedy as the people most effected are the poorest of the poor in the poorest region of Mexico. The floods this year were extraordinarily bad and, as my wife wrote, the rivers that flow through town are filthy with untreated sewage which makes matters even worse. The people most adversly effected are the rural poor back in the mountains who are in real danger from mudslides made even worse by deforestation. It´s hard to conceive of the poverty in these often almost inaccessible areas.
Don´t feel guilty for vacationing down there since tourism (mostly Europeans and Mexicans) is a very important source of local revenue.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Oct 2, 2010, 8:37 AM)
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(Veteran) on Oct 2, 2010, 8:37 AM