Na Bolom

San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

Accommodation in a cultural foundation and a fascinating museum to protect the Lacandon.

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Na Bolom is a non-profit organization incorporated under Mexican law, and there was founded in 1951 by the Danish archaeologist Frans Blom and Swiss photographer Gertrude Duby Blom. Bolom Na, which means "House of the Jaguar" in Tzotzil, is a beautiful old colonial house with three magical organic gardens, Na Bolom was once home to the famous Danish archeologist Frans Blom and his spouse, the Swiss photographer Gertrude Duby Blom. The Blom were great explorers and were among the first foreigners to contact the Lacandon indigenous hidden in the dense forest of Chiapas. The Lacandon are the only ethnic group that has managed to escape the Spanish colonization. They lived so far into the dense jungle that Spaniards have never found. Frans and Trudy have established a very close friendship with the Lacandon and they decided to turn its large colonial house into a museum and research center dedicated to informing people about the Lacandon, at the same time they did of it a place where the Lacandon can stay when they come to the city of San Cristobal de las Casas, among others, sell their crafts. Currently, Na Bolom is an interactive complex that contains a museum, a hotel, a cultural center, a research center, a library, housing the Lacandon, and a restaurant, all surrounded by a cultural heritage of national importance . In addition, there is a testing ground for some of the most important works in the conservation of the Lacandon Forest. Following the tradition begun by Gertrude Duby, Na Bolom also offers rooms for visitors. Each of the 16 squares is an extension of the museum, they are decorated with antique furniture, art, textiles and photographs you different villages of Chiapas. Most rooms have the name of a village or an archaeological site and are decorated with objects of this place in particular. Some others have the name of academic institutions, which accustomed to attend conferences qu'organisait Frans, thus taking advantage of the services has always offered the house. Each room has a private bath, fireplace, books and small details on the indigenous population of the region. Three rooms in the house are reserved for visitors to the Lacandon community. To these home provides accommodation and free meals when they come to San Cristobal to perform a certain activity or when they will need medical attention, which receive through the Lacandon Medical Fund Na Bolom. Na Bolom offers its customers, as a courtesy, a guided tour of the museum. The personalized service creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Customers can freely browse the gardens, have a coffee and sit down to read a good book in the library or coexist with other visitors at the same time we exchange experiences. Room types available are: Individual, double, triple, family and junior suite. Breakfast à la carte and a guided tour of the museum are included in room rates. Access to wireless internet is available in the library and the main patio.

Organic produce, Vegetarian menu, Breakfast, Lunch by arrangement, Dinner by arrangement, Communal dining, Walk to restaurants (offsite), Garden, Library, WIFI internet, Bicycles available, Meeting rooms, Disabled access, Off street parking.

  • DOUBLE ROOM
    970.00 MXN
  • FAMILY SUITE
    1260.00 MXN
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