Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sergio Castro Martinez: Humanitarian of Chiapas

Sergio Castro Martinez is by training a veternarian and agricultural engineer, however by nature he is a true humanitarian, ethnologist and hyperpolyglot (he speaks 7 languages fluently). Sergio has spent the last 45 of his 67 years building schools, developing water treatment systems and providing medical care for burn victims and wound care for the many indigenous cultures and Mexican people of Chiapas.

Over the years, for his service, Sergio has been given tribal garb, statuettes, masks, tools, and decorative items from the villages he has helped. He carefully displays these items in his museum in San Cristobal del las Casas, Chiapas. This museum, Museo de Trajes Regionales, also serves as his clinic from 4-7pm, after which he personally gives tours to large and small groups for a nominal fee of 35 pesos per person. This tour includes a detailed review of the various tribal wear, their customs and a slide show of these native people.

Sergio briefly and humbly mentions his work throughout the state of Chiapas however there is a room that displays photos of the many burn victims he's cared for, the schools and water treatment systems he has built, and documents of recognition from around the world he has received for his humanitarian work.

Museo de Trajes Regionales
How to arrange a tour:

  • Call Sergio at 3pm or 9-10 pm at 967-678-4289, use country code 52 prefix if you are calling from out of country.

  • Location: Victoria Guadelupe #38, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico

  • Time: Every day at 7pm.

  • Fee: 35 pesos

  • Language: Sergio speaks French, Italian, Spanish, English and three native languages.

  • Donations are gratefully accepted at the end of the tour or you can go click on the donate button on this website.

  • Allow an hour for the tour.

Thank you for visiting!

Sergio continues to work tirelessly building schools and helping these poor unfortunate people of Chiapas. To read more about Sergio go to:

Saturday, November 8, 2008

New Website Under Construction

We are a couple visiting in San Cristobal del las Casas, Chiapas and had the privilege of spending time with Sergio Castro Martinez. We started this blog site and Paypal account for him to make it easier for the modern world to donate money to his important and worthy causes.

While this is under construction please go to to find out more. Or, if you already know of Sergio and his work , please click on the "Donate" button on the column to the right.

Thank you very much for your interest!