Accommodations and Food
Las Nubes offers fifteen simple cabañas (US$42–50 s/d), each with a private hot-water bathroom and a porch. All are within earshot of the Río Santo Domingo and back into a large grassy area that just begs for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. The fifty-buck price tag is a bit steep—consider camping for US$2 per person if you’ve got your own gear—but it’s undeniably a beautiful spot.
There is a restaurant—well, more like a mess hall—located alongside the river, across from the cabañas. It is a simple affair, with a makeshift roof, long communal tables, and a basic kitchen. Options are limited to what the cook decides to prepare that day and prices are set (i.e., breakfast and dinner cost US$3.75, lunch US$5). Beware that meals are not made to order—massive quantities of scrambled eggs, for instance, are made first thing in the morning then served cold (or slightly reheated, if you’re lucky) until they’re finished—so come early to get the fresh stuff.
You also can stay at Gallo Giro (Montes Azules Trópico Gallo Giro Centro Ecoturístico, tel. 963/633-4284); rooms have brick-tiled floors, peaked ceilings, and a fan, but are rather dark and musty, with cold-water shower only. A small comedor serves standard meals.
© Liza Prado and Gary Chandler from Moon Chiapas, 1st Edition