Hey there! This week in The Painted Atlas, we are visiting the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico.

This state is home to Mayan archaeological ruins, rainforest, and also the charmingly beautiful city San Cristóbal de las Casas. Surrounded by rolling hills, San Cristóbal de Las Casas is filled with colonial architecture and an array of restaurants for every palate.

Corazon de Cacao, San Cris.

One such example of a fun location to grab lunch in San Cristóbal is Corazon de Cacao, Pizzería y Chocolatería. Stop by for handmade artisanal chocolate bars, desserts and dessert drinks, house cocktails, pink cappuccino, and a pizza menu including shrimp, pepperoni, and local specialty pizza de nucú. (The latter is made with an edible ant– nucú– that arrives during Chiapas’ rainy season.) Corazon de Cacao has a fun pink ambiance, painted walls, and an eye-catching giant flamingo, giving an awesome opportunity to take Insta-worthy pictures.

San Cris

You’ll find plenty of Volkswagens along the streets of San Cris. You can also stop by Museo del Cacao, for more on Mexico’s legacy in all things chocolate.

Hope you enjoyed this edition, and hope you’ve had a great week! See you next time in a new country.

All the best,


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