Agua Azul Travel Guide

  • Agua Azul
    Agua Azul
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    Agua Azul
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    by Twan Updated Feb 3, 2015

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    Agua Azul (Spanish for "Waterfalls blue water") are a series of waterfalls in the Mexican state of Chiapas. They are about 70 kilometers away from the site of Palenque on the Federal Highway 199, which leads to San Cristóbal de las Casas.

    The falls are a series of smaller waterfalls are situated behind each other and plateau-shaped riverbeds demotion. The biggest waterfalls bridge a height of about 6 feet. The name "Azul Agua" refers to the blue color of the water which is very bright blue colored and has a high concentration of minerals.

    The waterfalls are in the Tzeltal. The Tzeltal deserved nothing but the waterfalls and therefore raise since 2006 toll at the entrance to the passing tourists so to be able to earn some.

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    by DSwede Written Sep 15, 2011

    If you have a decent pair of shoes (the path may be wet), I recommend that you take the long walk up the canyon.

    Along the way, you will see a very small village on the opposite side of the river, serviced only by a small manually operated cable car over the river.

    Aside from that, the sites will be more of the natural surroundings, the mountain sides, the birds, the meandering river, and local flora.

    About 1.5km above the top of the waterfalls, the path will abruptly come to an end. The wide gentle river, which has been off your right side during this walk, quickly becomes a raging mountain river as it flows from its narrow canyon source.

    Churches Along the Path The Narrow Canyon Source
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    by DSwede Written Sep 15, 2011

    While it may not jump out at most people who walk by, there is a rock formation that resembles that of a large salamander. But again, being a fairly large formation with a shroud of water, some people also claim it to be of other animals, but the visage stares back at you nonetheless.

    The water running over its head ripples out and accentuates that of the eyes and mouth.

    Salamanders of rock
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Agua Azul Transportation

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    by Enzyme_X Written Jul 1, 2005

    It doesn't matter if you are coming from Palenque or Ocosingo direction, the bus will drop you on the main road at the Agua Azul cross-roads. It will seem like in the middle of nowhere. Just wait little bit, or if you're lucky, a pick-up will be there to take you down the road to the cascades.

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Agua Azul Off The Beaten Path

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    by JeSuisJill Written Jan 17, 2006

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    Miso Ha is a group of beautiful waterfalls that you can stand in and climb through.
    It is absolutely beautiful. I'd list it as one of the coolest things I've ever done ...

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    by alfredop Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Favorite thing: But only on the low areas near the shore, don't get into the currents because it is really dangerous.

    Fondest memory: Nice relaxing place.

    Swim at Agua Azul Swim at Misol-HA
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