Agua Azul, Mexico, natures wonder inside a jungle. One of the most beautiful, wild and nature gifted states in Mexico is the state of Chiapas. And among the vast sites that Chiapas has to offer, one of the most amazing is Agua Azul Waterfalls (translated as “blue waterfalls”).
It is located 50 miles from the Mayan archeological site of Palenque insde the Lacandona jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. It is composed by a series of small waterfalls that extend for hundreds of yards. The larger Agua Azul cataracts may be as high as 25 feet or so. The water is as blue as a turquoise gem and has a high mineral content, reason for the watefalls name. You can go skinny dipping near these waters, locals and tourists love to do it.
Agua Azul is an obligation when visiting the state of Chiapas, Mexico. There are nice, modern four and five Mayan type hotels and some B&B’s in Palenque where you can stay to explore the other and nearby wonders of the region such as Misol-ha and Palenque. Misol-ha is a beautiful waterfall that forma a lake in its fall were water from the river collects and continues to flow down. There is a path behind the waterfall where you can walk and hear, feel and see the power of the water falling. Palenque is a one in a life time experience of an ancient culture. A Mayan city where you feel people still live there. It has acres of ruins, pyramids, observatory building, ceremonial sites and parts where people use to live.
Almost any travel agent in Mexico will have a pre-designed tour for you to explore Agua Azul and the region. Chiapas is one of the poorest states in Mexico, however its people are extremely polite and giving and its nature blessed. Enjoy the pictures and if you have the chance, live the experience!
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