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Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls

Mexico's most famous waterfalls

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Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls
Inserted: 17.10.2013
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Mexico's most famous waterfalls are situated in the green hilly landscape of the state Chiapas. Although it is only 64 km from Palenque, an important transfer point and a tourist magnet, the way here can take quite a long time. The waterfalls itself are a cascading series of different sizes on more than a kilometer stretch of beautiful blue river (if it is not after strong rains, when the water immediately colors to brown).
 

The confluence of river branches

Just a short walk from the car park there is probably the most picturesque place in the whole natural park Agua Azul (“Blue Water”) – cascading confluence of two river branches.

The confluence of river branches
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The largest waterfall

Just above the confluence there is the largest local waterfall – although only six meters high, but really wide.
 

The largest waterfall
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The outlook at the largest waterfall

The waterfall is nearly within reach at the outlook point. But watch out for the cameras – water definitely sprays here.

The outlook at the largest waterfall
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River

Local water is beautifully blue, which is caused by a strong mineral content. Late afternoon here has the advantage that there are a smaller number of visitors. However, the sun is directly behind the waterfalls, which is not very suitable for taking pictures.

 

River
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Small cascade

The path rises along the river to other already smaller cascades. Along the way there are souvenir shops and food stalls.

Small cascade
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Small waterfall

Even smaller waterfalls have their charm.

 

Small waterfall
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Pools

More upstream the river loses its ferocity and a lot of tourists take here the opportunity to bathe in the local pool.

 

Pools
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The river surroundings

The banks are full of lush vegetation and walk in the shade is quite pleasant.

The river surroundings
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