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Working at Iguana Hostel

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Is working in a hostel something that you have dreamt about? Or maybe you have experience already? Hostel Mirador is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated young person to form a part of Iguana team. Position: reception and house-keeping. Duties: check-in check-out, tourist information, money handling, reservation system to manage, […]

Carnaval time in Chiapas! Tomorrow Chamula

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Carnaval time happens in all surrounding indigenous vilages of Chiapas. Iguana has already visited Tenejapa and Coita. Tomorrow, Tuesday, the 5th of March, we are going to San Juan Chamula, the most visited and close (12km) vilage from San Cristobal. The Carnival of San Juan Chamula lasts a week, including […]

Carnaval de Tenejapa

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The inhabitants of the municipality of Tenejapa in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas are Maya-Tzeltal Indians who, despite the passage of time and modernity, maintain their identity, culture and customs. Their worldview is still governed by the Mayan calendar, which is linked to the cycles of fertility of […]

The Zoque Carnaval in Coita March 2019

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The traditional festival in Coita (Ocozocoautla) is coming soon! The main event, traditional colourfull parade, is taking place on the 3rd of March. This year Iguana Hostel, after tradition of yearly tours to Chiapa de Corzo, Zinacantan and Chamula, expands to next non-touristic destination: 3RD OF MARCH IGUANA HOSTEL IS […]

Zinacantan – Fiesta de San Sebastian

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Sunday, the 20th of January, Iguana Hostel is going to the nearby indigenous village of ZINACANTAN for the anual festival of San Sebastian. This is a unique in its style, indigenous carnaval, filled with traditional outfits and flowers, traditional food and music. You are lucky that you are in Chiapas […]