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“Another Natural Gem in Chiapas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sumidero Ecotourism Park

Sumidero Ecotourism Park
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Another Natural Gem in Chiapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Visited the canyon on the afternoon of 11/2/11 via the boat service on the embarcadero in Chiapa de Corzo. The waterfront is very built up with restaurant/bars with waiters hawking you to come sit down for a drink while you wait. I avoided the guys approaching for boat tours (although I think they’re all legit and quote the same price of 160 pesos ($12 usd, and includes the 25 peso National Park Fee) and headed to the central area where there’s a formal desk to sign up for the tour. Hung around and drank a beer for about 30 minutes until they started calling names – then headed up to the desk, paid and received my ticket. Followed all the Mexicans (not a lot of gringos when I visited) down to the boat and traded my ticket for a National Park wristband and life jacket. Boats were fast and the driver stopped after about 15 minutes of zipping downriver at the bridge to Tuxtla overhead and then started stopping every 5 minutes or so to point out waterfalls, crocodiles, the highest point in the canyon, monkeys, caves, etc. Obviously this was all in Spanish and being a typical monolinguist American I missed all the details. After about an hour and 15 minutes we reached the damn end and another lecture on the hydro-electro power created there. Then we turned around and headed back to the docks with only one or two stops on the way back. 2 hours nearly exact round trip. The main sight is the “Christmas Tree” waterfall and the boat captain made sure to drive the boat right next to it (coming and going) for the mist effect and reaction among tourists. Note that you can bring a bucket of sodas or beers on the boat that the restaurant sell for about $5usd, but our boat never stopped on the tour for a bathroom break so keep that in mind. But bring something to drink, a snack and your camera, sit back and enjoy. A great value at $12USD.

Visited November 2011
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“Beautiful boat trip through the canyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

If you like natural beauty, this is not to be missed. The boat trip lasts about 2 hours and costs around $20 usd per person if you go in a shared boat (seats 15 people). You get to see waterfalls, wild crocodiles, monkeys (if you're lucky) and the beauty of the canyon. Our young children loved the excitement of the boat ride.

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