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Cascadas de Agua Azul

Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Cascadas Agua Azul, Palenque, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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150 reviews 150 reviews
78 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were very happy to visit Agua Azul with blue water during our stay in juli because it could turn brown during rainy season. You won't be alone on the site of Agua Azul because a lot of tourists and Mexicans come there. The way from Palenque to Agua Azul is long (66 km) with a lots of toppes and... More

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Culemborg, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Hesitatad after our visit to Misol-Ha to go, because Misol Ha totally swept us away, because of its beauty and lack of mass tourism. But we were not disappointed. Atmittedly, the circus you run into from the parking right up to the falls is off putting, but when you enter the raft (haggle a bit for this tour!) you are... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A series of cascades spread over several hundred metres of very blue water. The water was warm, unlike the mountain streams I'm used to. Lots of scope for swimming, floating over small cascades, or just relaxing in a restaurant with spectacular views.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went here in May 2013 and it was an amazing experience. I am not by any means a strong swimmer and there are ropes in the water to guide to from one side to the other. This was handy as not many people go to the central rocks(you will understand if you go), creating an amazing opportunity for wicked... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Do not miss Cascadas de Agua Azul. What a spectacular place to swim and enjoy the views. A must see!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The waterfalls themselves are beautiful the disappointment is the area around the falls. Covered with vendors/ souvenior shops, the vendors are very pushy don't want to take no for an answer. Very crowded. Dirty, people threw trash on the ground with a trash can 5 feet away, people picnicked and threw the old food on the ground which stunk and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stopped here and at the Misol-Há waterfalls on our way from Palenque to San Cristóbal de las Casas and found it to be well worth our time. The natural beauty of Chiapas is amazing and its maximum expression may be these waterfalls, along with Misol-Há. Yes, there are a lot of souvenir vendors. Yes, there are a lot of... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The falls are beautiful, and there are lots of nice places to swim. I suggest walking all the way to the top and then making your way back down to avoid some of the crowds. You know you're there when you see a small hut with guards and a sign that says you've reached the end of the route. Don't... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Spectacularly pretty, also lots of fun to swim here. I was worried that the water wouldn't be blue because of rain on the previous 2 days, but it was. Only thing I found annoying was all the "monitors" telling us where we couldn't swim. I know there are some dangerous currents here, especially in the seconds falls from the the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our tour group stopped off at this attraction on the way to Palenque. The location is beautiful and I couldn't believe how vivid the blue water was, this is caused by minerals in the water. Our group went swimming in the main pool which is below the waterfall and it was a lovely relief from the heat. We were fortunate... More

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