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Sports in San Cristobal and Los Altos de Chiapas

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Deportes en San Cristobal

Deportes en San Cristobal


San Cristóbal de las Casas is a colonial city with great cultural and ethnic diversity, which is also reflected in its sports practices. Some of the most popular sports in this city are:

  • Soccer: It is the sport most practiced and followed by the inhabitants of San Cristóbal de las Casas. The city has several amateur and professional teams. The Hugo Isaac Robles Guillén municipal stadium is the main venue for soccer matches, with capacity for 4,500 spectators.
  • Basketball: It is another sport deeply rooted in the culture of San Cristóbal de las Casas, especially among the indigenous communities. Basketball tournaments are frequently held on public and private courts in the city, as well as at neighborhood festivities.
  • Cycling: It is a sporting and recreational activity that has many followers in San Cristóbal de las Casas, due to its mountainous geography and its temperate climate. Cyclists can enjoy various tours through the city and its surroundings, as well as events such as the Mayan Route, which is an international competition that crosses several states in southeastern Mexico.
  • Athletics: It is another sport that is practiced with enthusiasm in San Cristóbal. de las Casas, both by amateurs and professionals. The city has an athletics track in the SEDEM Sports Park, where local, state and national training and competitions are held. One of the most important events is the San Cristóbal International Half Marathon, which has been held every year since 1994 and brings together thousands of national and foreign runners.