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Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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Cascada de Roberto Barrios

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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal
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Day Trip to Agua Azul Waterfalls and Palenque from San Cristobal

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Torn between visiting the Mexican rainforest or a Mayan archaeological site? Go for both. During this fun-filled, double-duty tour, you’ll head to Agua Azul and Misol-Ha—two stunning freshwater cascades, flanked by lush jungle—before arriving at Palenque. Then get a peek at well-preserved ancient ruins, like the Temple of the Sun, an iconic stepped pyramid. Transfer from San Cristobal is included.
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Bonitatravelblog wrote a review Mar 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands321 contributions93 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Carina L wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
So much fun! We went on a cloudy rainy day and it did not detract from the fun! Nature made slide through the waterfall, cliff jumps, secret caves you have to swim through waterfalls to and a face made by the water erosion of one of the waterfalls. Really lovely helpful guys who work there who lead me safely everywhere even though I was slow and a little scared!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Diane wrote a review Feb 2020
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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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Date of experience: December 2019
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happytravellermaz wrote a review Jan 2020
Australia186 contributions72 helpful votes
I was tossing up which waterfall to visit with limited time in Palenque and was glad to have chosen Roberto Barrios which was beautiful, quiet and not commercialised. I heard from friends later that agua azul was muddy brown and strong waters due to recent rain. I visited the falls via collectivo from Palenque which was easy to use both there and back (see maps.me app for the collectivo departure point in Palenque). 30MXN to enter the falls (have the right money as no change given). The falls themselves have several pools and can be explored with local kids for tips or just wonder around as I did. Don’t take any valuables as there are no lockers etc. There is a little house selling quesadillas as you enter the falls - delicious and only 15MXN.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nancy K wrote a review Jan 2020
Tustin, California173 contributions40 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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