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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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Miami, Florida
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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 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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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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Eatonville
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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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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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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The place is full of people and a market with souvenirs and clothes and empanadas... The waterfall is gorgeous!! a light blue water running down with a great force.. it is a show to watch! You have to stop here for 2 hours at least to get to walk up around all the small waterfalls and there is even a... More

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Agua Azul is a lovely place to visit, and I wish there were more possibilities to actually swim. You can walk along the water and marvel at the amazing color, and just wish that you were able to jump in. If you are very lucky you will actually get to visit when there are not huge groups flocking around the... More

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

As falls go, this is a small complex of cascading pools. Some of them are safe for swimming, and the water is clear and turquoise. There is a good path to walk up the side of the different levels of the cascades. Vendors line the side of this path, but are not intrusive. We stopped for a break en-route from... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Water is beautiful shade of tourquoise. Several waterfalls and pools form the complex. Can be crossed on raft pulled by rope and possible to swim too if you like. There are many traders selling all kinds of local crafts and a few restaurants but the one we were taken to was pretty basic so choose carefully.

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