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Cascadas de Agua Azul

Address: Reserva Especial de la Biosfera Cascadas Agua Azul, Palenque, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Palenque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Agua Azul is the source of a dispute between local indigenous Mayans and the Mexican Government. The Mayans have been driven from the area of Agua Azul, imprisoned, disappeared, tortured and murdered. Unless you are prepared to fight in their defense stay away. The Government want to provide a nice "Greeny" eco tourism development that profits wealthy tourism interests. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful waterfalls! We visited it at the end of December, 2014. You can swim not far from it. Water got very dirty from numerous amount of people in it (again we were during high season). We went for a walk to a camp area. There is plenty of room to swim in turquoise clean water with no people. There are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, large waterfalls. We visited after a few days of rain. So the falls although they had an enormous amount of water volume flowing they were not the famous blue waters. They were more a muddy brown color. We went en route from our time in palenque to San cristobal.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The color of water is impressive!!! And the best of it: you can swim in this water! The park has places to eat, craft sale. The only bad point is that some natives accustom your children to ask money for the visitors. Apart from that, it is a magnificent place!

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Merida, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Amazingly beautiful place! The color of the water and the seemingly endless series of pools and cascades was awe-inspiring! Wish they would relocate the vendors, though to a place a bit separate, so as not to detract fro. The natural beauty. Come prepared to swim in the pools higher up.

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Torreon, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We did a trip around Chiapas in November, it was a bit crowded and the waterfalls weren't as blue as we thought they would be, our guide said it was due to the raining season. So try to avoid raining season and arrive early because it gets really crowded as the day goes by.

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Vancouver BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I like bit more wild with my waterfall. Food stands and craft vendors all over. Big buses and small vans bring in lots of people. Had to elbow in to see the falls. You can only swim in an area off to the side. Should have walked up further or gone in off season.

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Tampico, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The sights here are amazing, although I would recommend trekking up until the last swimming areas... The first ones are usually packed with tourist... Near the fourth swimming area,, you can actually swim on your own... We had a great time here

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you like waterfalls, this is definitely the place for you. There is so much water coming from all directions, it's quite overwhelming and the colour is amazing. Make sure you walk all the way to the viewpoint at the top, well worth it. It was quite cloudy the day we went so didn't swim but plenty of people were.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The waterfalls are an excellent attraction and quite amazing. Walk to the top as you will see smaller falls and I managed to get some amazing photos which you would not with the main blast of water. Apparently you can bathe there but no-one did from my group and indeed I saw nobody doing so.

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