Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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Nancy K
Poulsbo, WA182 contributions
Couples
We had a lovely time here today. Beautiful waterfalls and pools. We booked a "tour" across the street from our hotel to go to the Cascada de Roberto Barrios. The cost was $260MD per person. Essentially this was NOT a tour, but a van (air conditioned, holding about 12 passengers), that picked up passengers at several hotels and transported us to an area above the falls. We were picked up at our hotel at noon, probably arrived at the falls by 1:45, and had until 4:00 at the falls, which was adequate. Our driver literally said not one word to us other than that we would be leaving at 4:00.

The falls are beautiful - several levels of cataracts flowing into turquoise pools, then dropping down 4 or more levels. There is a walk through the jungle to the side of the water, which is a bit muddy, but not too slippery, to get to each level. Wear good walking shoes. The rock over which the water flows seems to be sandstone. Some people have said they slid down the falls, but it was not really very slippery, so I'm not sure where they did that... the water was not completely crystal clear, but a tad milky, although very refreshing and clean.

I would recommend going with a guide or taking a "tour," as there are several community 'road blocks' along the way, where locals put barriers across the road, and demand payment to let you pass. Our driver took care of that.
There are rustic bathrooms and a small restaurant where we stopped. This did not feel 'touristy,' which we appreciated. Highly recommend.

Written January 19, 2020
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Diane
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We visited the Roberto Barrios falls from Palenque in the afternoon after spending the morning at the ruins. We took a collectivo (from 5a. Avenida Nte Pte) which took some time to leave the town and were eventually dropped off about an hour later at the end of the track to the falls, where there was a wooden hut, with two guys taking money.

We saw about 10 people down at the falls – it was a really peaceful and scenic place to spend an hour or two.

Knowing that the site closed at 16:00 we made our way back to the road for about 15:30. The guys in the hut were still sitting there and informed us that the last collectivo to Palenque had just left (and it was true that we could see one driving away in the distance!)

We were then approached by a taxi driver who offered to take us to Palenque for MXN 500 which we politely declined knowing that there were a few others who were still down at the falls. When they turned up we agreed to split the cost between 6. There was no mobile signal in the area to investigate other options.

I’m just sharing this for awareness because we had the distinct impression that the same thing happened every afternoon. We know that collectivos don’t run to a timetable, and perhaps we were a little naive to think that the return journey wouldn’t be a problem, but if there really is a “last” collectivo each day that departs before the site closes, then wouldn’t it be kind/helpful to have a sign warning visitors of this?
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Written February 6, 2020
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Peruana
13 contributions
Family
I had the privilege of having Mr Fidel Cruz ( +52 916 119 59 33) as my private tour guide on this tour.
The waterfalls are incredible and amazing but difficult for me to climb up as the water made the oath slippery. Fidel was so kind to show me ways to climb up in a safe manner and took themost amazing pictures for me.
Besides being magic, the experience is spectacular a complete when you have a native guide who knows a lot of History, flora and fauna.
We took this tour after doing the Palenque ruins and we enjoyed to the most. Our guide interacted beautifully with our 6 and 4 years old children. He answered all questions with an smile and made our experience unforgettable.
I will he back and for sure will +52 916 119 5933 to get the Best Tour Guide.
Written August 4, 2021
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Crespo_Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands273 contributions
The title says it all, much less fequented than Agua Azul or any other near Palenque. Roberto Barrios is a bit further, but much more beautifull. When arriving early you can have the cascades all to your self. There is small restaurant near the parkingspace, where can have a cold beer or soda. Absolutely the highlight of our trip (quote from one of my young adult).
Written March 29, 2022
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,758 contributions
Solo
The Cascades are located further from town but so worth it to come to , we took a collectivo to get there from market before groups and tour companies came and spent most of day here . Pack a lunch as there is not much facilities here. There is endless amounts of waterfalls you can explore, swim in and jump into, yes there was big jumps. The one waterfall you can actually go inside cave behind waterfall.Not all railings as this isn't a prime tourist spot but a locals favorite for a reason
Written March 1, 2021
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greatviewsnut
Cozumel, Mexico37 contributions
I hesitate to tell people because it felt so untouched and undiscovered, but the community needs the visitors , ..so, definitely go. We took a taxi from Palenque for about 400 pesos, then a collectivo back to town for 40 pesos. Both were great. Interesting scenery, and the cascades are fabulous! mostly local and national visitors. Very spread out and not crowded at all. Gorgeous! take some $ to buy little things from the kids, or snacks
Written April 21, 2022
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,437 contributions
Friends
These water falls are spectacular to view and fun to swim in. You can get the local boys to help you to jump or slide down the falls or you can just swim. You walk in to them from the car park about 5-10mins. On one of the cascades there are small caves behind the falls that you can walk through the water into. Fun!
Written January 4, 2020
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Bonitatravelblog
Amsterdam, The Netherlands329 contributions
Couples
We loved it! Behind every corner we found new waterfalls and nice place to swim. It's a perfect day to chill, relax and swim there. We saw one restaurant around there and public toilet. Bring water shoes, some places can be slippery and muddy. Bring a bag for your garbage and don't leave it there. So sad there was garbage put in between tree roots etc. Keep the envirement and these amazing waterfalls clean. It's also very adventurous to walk around there!
Written March 10, 2020
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Mizue S
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Solo
everyone already wrote lot how wonderful cascades, so I don't need to write more. so I write about how to go, to be exact where can find transport public to cascade from Palenque by yourself in my experience.

colectivo (pickup type, not small van) is waiting at almost corner between calle Quinta Pre. Nte. and Quita Avenida Nte. Pre. Walking on 5A. AVENIDA NORTE PONIENTE for Bodega Aurora (big supermarket) behind PARQUE CENTRAL, and one block before Bodega Aurora turn right on calle Quinta Pre. Nte.. There are lot of colectivos but not only for cascade, so have to ask to driver.
it costs 50pesos (maybe price for tourist) and takes 30 minutes till entrance of cascade. there pay 20pesos for entrance. last colectivo for Palenque comes at 16:00 but in my case came early at 15:50 better to have time waiting there.

the way to cascades is a little bit complicated because of walking in the forest and uneasy way sometimes. so better to accompany local chico or follow somebody!

and at last absolutely have to swim in cascade! enjoy!

多くの人が滝の素晴らしさについて書いているのでここでは個人で行く方法を書きます。中央公園を背に5A. AVENIDA NORTE PONIENTE通りをBodega Aurora(スーパーマーケット)に向かって歩きます。スーパーマーケットの一つ手前の通り( calle Quinta Pre. Nte.)を右に曲がるとコレクティーボなどが多く停まっています。私が乗ったのはトラックタイプなのでコレクティーボではないのですがコレクティーボもあるかもしれません。滝行きだけではないのでドライバーに確認してください。
料金は50ペソ(恐らく観光客価格)で所要30分前後。滝の入口で降りて、そこで入場料20ペソを支払います。パレンケに戻る最終コレクティーボは4時と言われましたが私が乗ったのは3時50分だったので早めに着て待っている方が無難です。

そこから森に入って6つの滝を巡るのですが道が途中から分かりずらくなっているので(未舗装なので)チップを渡して地元の子とかと一緒に行くかどこかのグループについていく方が安全です。

最後にここは絶対に泳がないと醍醐味が味わえないので是非泳いでください!では楽しんで!
Written January 31, 2017
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Bart H
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
Couples
Many people will visit Agua Azul since this is offered by most tour operators, and the only fall discussed in the Lonely Planet. However it is worth to avoid the tourist crowds and visit the waterfalls of Roberto Barrios instead.

When we visited the falls last month we haven't seen a single tourist, and we had a great time together with one of the local people as a guide. Initially we were a bit skeptical whether we could get there and away on our own using the 'collectivos'. However this is rather simple, go to the junction of 5a Avenida Nte. Pte. and Cuarta Pte. Nte, and ask around for the collectivos to Roberto Barrios. We found them by starting to ask around near the ADO bus terminal, and people where directing us to the 5th Avenida, asking a few more people on 5th Avenida pointed in the same direction, and eventually we found where the collectivos left.

It is a 40 minute drive to Roberto Barrios, and it will cost around 50 Peso p.p. When you arrive at Roberto Barrios there is a small hut which serves as the 'entrance', there you have to pay 20 Pesos p.p. After you bought the entrance tickets, a local will offer you to be your guide. I would advice to accept their help, also for your own safety. They know the falls, where it is best to swim, where you can dive, and also where it is safe to slide down from one stage to the stage below (this was really fun!). They will also watch your stuff while you enjoy swimming in the falls. Our guide was super friendly, and was never in a hurry or bored to get back. I think they also like guiding the few visitors per day, it gives them also an incentive to spend some time in the falls and to cool down, instead of hanging around the entrance.

After a few hours enjoying the falls, we went back with our guide. He didn't even ask for a tip, but of course you can't and don't want to leave without. We gave him around 100 Mxn. After a short wait near the entrance, a collective back to Palenque arrived.

Looking back we were really happy that we went to Roberto Barrios ourselves with a Collectivo, instead of a tour/taxi to Agua Azul. The waterfalls are very beautiful, there are hardly any tourist and it is super cheap. (In total we spend p.p: 120MXN p.p. excluding the tip for the guide)
Written September 9, 2016
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