Shopping for souvenirs in a relaxed atmosphere at the market of Santo Domingo.
Witness a moment of connection with the ancient Mayan culture.
San Cristóbal is noted for its well-preserved colonial architecture and cultural jewels
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) International Mexico offers courses in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, where we began in 2013, and also in Oaxaca City since 2020. These locations are, without doubt, two of the most picturesque, welcoming and hospitable towns in Mexico, both steeped in history and tradition and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
San Cristóbal and Oaxaca are noted for their well-preserved colonial architecture as well as many cultural jewels such as churches, galleries, street art, independent cinemas, museums, workshops, and artisans’ markets. There is a wide range of shops, sidewalk cafés, bakeries, bars and restaurants that help create a laid-back, bohemian atmosphere with a magical touch. Both places are steeped in indigenous culture and tradition and have markets where the Maya and Zapotec people from surrounding villages come daily, in their colorful traditional clothing, to sell fruit, vegetables and crafts. The Pacific Ocean, tropical rainforest, ancient ruins and Guatemala are all reachable destinations from our centers.
Both towns offer a wide variety of Mexican, US, European and Asian restaurants and cafés, or you can also try some local cuisine in small eateries all over town. At night you can enjoy a range of live music in different venues.
In both our locations, TESOL International Mexico can be easily accessed on foot and most places of interest or necessity are reachable in just a few minutes.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can get to San Cristóbal and Oaxaca by air, bus or car. There are regular flights from Mexico City and Cancun to Tuxtla Gutierrez, the capital of Chiapas and to Oaxaca City. There are also direct buses from Cancun and Mexico City. Buses in Mexico are comfortable, regular, convenient and inexpensive. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can to help you to get here.