The lake itself is gorgeous, clear, warm water surrounded my lush jungle covered hills and the sound of howler monkeys. It really is an untouched piece of paradise. The town of Emiliano Zapata was also very pleasant with two nice rivers and friendly people.
Practical bit: We travelled to the Laguna from Comitan (itself a decent enough place to stay). Firstly by a 20 minute colectivo bus to Las Magaritas (every 15 minutes or so), and then a five hour colectivo bus from there. The ride was not so bad as the first half was asphalt. Total cost For both buses 100MX. It seems there are several daily departures on this route but the times are flexible, we left Las Margaritas at 9 am. On arrival in Emiliano Zapata the bus dropped us at the cabins where we were met by the tourism committee, they explained the services on offer and prices. The cabins were clean with electricity and got solar showers (in toilet block). The lake is about1.5 hours walk away. At the lake there is no formal accommodation, only tent (which we rented), or hammock. There are guardians there 24 hours a day. Prices as of Feb 2014: cabin 120 MX pp, small tent for two people 150MX per night, 3 hour canoe tour with guide (two options available, both great) 300 MX per canoe, daily lake fee 40 MX. You need to bring own food and water to the lake but there is a fire and pots and pans. Shops andbasiccomedor in Emiliano Zapata. Overall very well organised and a fantastic experience, we were the only ones there!
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