Blue water cascades

Agua Azul Waterfalls in Chiapas, Mexico

We recommend a tour of Chiapas, what to see and what to do to know all the hidden attractions of this area of the country. This state, known by tourists for its multiple activities and great weather, will be perfect for your next vacation or weekend getaway if you still don’t have a clear destination. Visit the Agua Azul Waterfalls, declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1980, to reconnect with nature.

The famous waterfalls of Agua Azul in Chiapas

If you normally do excursions or plans that incorporate nature, you will definitely love this one. The Agua Azul Waterfalls are located in Chiapas, a state bordering Guatemala, 133 kilometers from San Cristobal de las Casas. The entrance fee is about 35 pesos.

Imagine a scenario in the middle of the forest full of deep green vegetation where after a walk you find blue waterfalls that emit relaxing sounds, while the temperature is regulated thanks to the water, where are you? in a magical and pleasant place called Cascadas de Agua Azul.

Well, thanks to the Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers, these waterfalls have originated and in turn the gours, a geological terminology that comes to be natural pools inside stone. Not only will you be able to admire this landscape, if you dare to venture a little further to observe different waterfalls, you can hire a local guide to discover all the secrets of the area.

What services are available at Agua Azul Waterfalls?

  1. Cabins
  2. Restaurants
  3. Craft stores
  4. Parking
  5. Toilets
  6. Guides

From eating typical Mexican dishes to seeing artisan stalls where you can buy handicrafts as souvenirs, here you will find essential services during your visit. For more information about the place, we recommend accessing the official website of tourism in Chiapas.

What activities can be done at Agua Azul Waterfalls?

  1. Diving
  2. Walk
  3. River descent
  4. Photography
  5. Horseback Riding
  6. Camping
  7. Hiking

Fish swimming in the waterfalls of Chiapas, Mexico

It is true that if you stay in the hotels in Cancun you will be able to do the best tours for diving or snorkeling, being that experience really different from what you can do here.

Walk the trails with your friends or family to see the natural creations, admire the different fauna and flora, as well as relax with the great views of the waterfalls. For river rafting, you will need to hire a guide, as well as for horseback riding.

Take impressive pictures of the waterfalls capturing the contrast between the blue color and the green of the forest, among many other panoramas worthy of carrying with you in images for a lifetime. With a landscape like this, no photograph will go wrong. We also recommend you to do one of the most popular activities in the Cascadas de Agua Azul: camping on the banks of the river. You’ll love it.

To do all the excursions planned in this natural area, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, as well as being protected with mosquito repellent and sunscreen, both of which can be biodegradable so as not to damage the natural areas of this reserve.

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