San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico? If you're planning to go to San Cristóbal de las Casas, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Based on the climate and weather in San Cristóbal de las Casas, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Here are some general tips on what to wear in San Cristóbal de las Casas, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico by month

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January

If you go to San Cristóbal de las Casas in January, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

February in San Cristóbal de las Casas is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you vacation in San Cristóbal de las Casas during March, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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April

April in San Cristóbal de las Casas is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

If you visit San Cristóbal de las Casas during May, you may find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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June

In June, San Cristóbal de las Casas is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for San Cristóbal de las Casas, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in San Cristóbal de las Casas is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in San Cristóbal de las Casas is warm and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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September

September in San Cristóbal de las Casas is balmy and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in San Cristóbal de las Casas is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in San Cristóbal de las Casas is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

December is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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Activities for San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for San Cristóbal de las Casas.

If you see the Museo de los Altos de Chiapas, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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