Bela’s was a great place to enjoy our stay in San Cristóbal. She has 5 rooms she rents to the myriad of travelers that are either using San Cristóbal as a destination or simply a stopover while traveling the Mayan route through Mexico.
Bela is an extremely warm and friendly hostess, and an American if you need someone who speaks English. Included in the price is a great breakfast every morning where you get to meet the other guests from around the world that are staying with her. During our 6 days there, we met people from Spain, Chile, Panama, Canada, and France. Everyone took time to introduce themselves. I believe this part of travel is the best…….meeting other people who share their travel experiences. You become instant friends.
Bela has two great cooks that really know how to prepare fantastic meals. Take a look at this photo of the kitchen below. Can you imagine the delicious food that is prepared there?
We had the blue room at the top of the house (pictured below) that had a beautiful view of the city and the surrounding mountains.
The rooms were extremely well decorated and spic and span clean.
Even though only breakfast was included in our price, Bela invited all of her guests for a special lunch one day. Her cook, Manuela, prepared absolutely the best chile rellenos I have ever eaten in the world. The 8 guests at the luncheon table all shared their own stories of their journeys through Mexico.
A typical, very healthy breakfast at Bela’s
The sitting area in the other corner of the dining room at Bela’s
Bela (Left), chatting with Carol (right). The dog could care less about the conversation.
Bottom line: If you plan to visit San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico you need to consider Bela’s. It is a very reasonable place to stay. Here is the link to her web site for more information:
I have some interesting photos coming up in the next few posts giving you good idea of what the town looks like and the language school we attended
Next-The food photos of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
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Caribbean island of Barbuda: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/barbuda/
San Juan with a 5 hour layover: http://blog.newsok.com/thewanderer/category/san-juan-puerto-rico/
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