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Address: Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Cascadas Agua Azul, Palenque, Mexico
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Lovely waterfalls in fact some of the nicest I have ever seen. Lots of people here at all different times so getting here early won't work. If you are coming from the palenque... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely waterfalls in fact some of the nicest I have ever seen. Lots of people here at all different times so getting here early won't work. If you are coming from the palenque direction there will be very little chance of a blockade as there is a police presence at the turn off.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

If you are close by it´s definitely worth a visit. The falls are nice, and you can swim. There´s also a lot of restaurants and even ( low class ) hostels close by, which we learned when local thugs closed of the road in both directions and we had to spend the night at a " hostel " next to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Really nice break the on the route but chose your time carefully. There are issues around this area with road blocks and protests etc... We were lucky but some people we met were not and had to get a local bus to bring them onto the next major town and hotels. Water at this time. Of the year is not... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Don’t waste your time deciding which should you visit: Misol-ha or Agua Azul, go for both because they are different. You won’t regret to bath at the Agua Azul magnificent natural pools after you briefly visited the waterfalls of Misol-ha. Agua Azul is the place for walking and bathing. Waters are blue because of their high mineral content. Photos are... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

For those looking for an inexpensive and breathtaking view, good news, you don't need to take a tour or buy from the vendors to enjoy this area. Just take in the beautiful scenery and follow the hiking trail. As for the fee, the Zapatista's support local farmers and are non-violent so I hope that eases any concerns in this area.... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Worth a visit, the falls are really beautiful. Possible to take a swim in the lagoon although it's a bit muddy. The problem is the road to get there, we got stocked there due to the locals blocking the roads and had to stay the night in a really low level posada room. Take into consideration the possibility of loosing... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

These waterfalls are really amazing, like paradise in earth. Be sure that you bring your swimming suit. A waterproof camera might be handy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

BEAUTIFUL waters & falls - but it has changed (not for the better) since 1st visit --- still, worth the drive to get there; just be ready for the sales pitches from the vendors. It is a good day trip from Palenque - bring bug juice, water(or your choice of beverage) & snacks . Cool dip before the return drive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Definitely a great stop for a dip during the hot season. The cascades are a natural beauty to behold. There are a few restaurants which allows for replenishing your hunger and thirst. Walking along the flowing river and the many levels of cascades it is inundated with retail therapy stalls one after the other and sometimes on both sides of... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

When booking tours to Agua Azul, Misol Ha, Palenque etc. be sure and book with a company that takes credit cards so you can dispute a matter if there is an issue. We went with Tierra Maya travel in San Cristobal and sadly we had a very bad experience. We got up at 4 am to leave around 5 am... More 

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Address: Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Cascadas Agua Azul, Palenque, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Southern Mexico  >  Chiapas  >  Palenque

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