Chiapas and Tabasco Places

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Ocosingo

Getting Here and Around

If you're traveling from San Cristóbal de las Casas, follow the signs that read "Palenque Ocosingo" along Carretera 190. Around km 12 (7 mi) in Rancho Nuevo, take the Carrertera 199 for 76 km (47 mi). Allow a little over an hour and a half for this trip.

ADO GL buses leave the San Cristóbal de las Casas station about four times a day, around every three hours. The trip costs around $4, and takes about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Market Madness

Ocosingo is primarily a market town, which is evident when you head to the market area called the Tianguis Campesino (2 Av. Sur Oriente and 4 Calle Oriente Sur—Ocosingo's addresses will make your brain dizzy). Brightly dressed Tzeltal and Lacandón women from the surrounding villages kneel on the ground or sit on tiny stools to sell vegetables and fruits from their gardens. Negotiations are often in whispers, making it one of the quietest markets you'll encounter.

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