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“If you are aiming to swim in the natural pool...”

Cascadas de Agua Azul
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Full Day Tour: Wonders of Agua Azul Cascades and Palenque Ruins
Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in Palenque
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Amman, Jordan
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“If you are aiming to swim in the natural pool...”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were told to bring our bathing suit for this attraction, but at the ends we didn't want to dip in the muddy pool with a lot of people. It was Sunday afternoon, so, everyone and their brother's out for a swim. Maybe, if you are lucky, you will be able to find a quiet time to enjoy the water. The way to Aqua Azul was winding and on the road, there little kids that will pull up a string to stop you to sell their items. That was not a very good experience...

Visited March 2013
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“Lovely!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very scenic waterfalls with the change to have a swim in a little pool at the top. Changing cabanas available. Okay food in the restaurants and lots of little stalls selling souvenirs everywhere

Visited March 2013
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Prague
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“Nice”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you ever been to Croatia, expect something similar as in Krka National Park. River with numerous cascades, quite nice, the pro is you can swim at places (not everywhere). Avoid crowds, go as soon in the morning as you can to beat the buses.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful falls”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Cascadas Agua Azul is worth the one hour trip from Palenque. The blue is a milky aqua marine or turquoise. It's definitely not the "sky blue waters." At first it may look cloudy and is some in the first pool with all the swimmers, but it is really very clear water. The color comes from the stone underneath. It was cloudy the day we were there and that may have dimmed the color some, but it is a jungle, so cloudy and rainy are not that unusual.

We paid 100 pesos at the entrance. We walked all the way back to the canyon about an hour from the entrance and just before the canyon there was a sign saying it was the end of the tourist route. We paid another 20 pesos each for a guy to walk with us back to the canyon.

There are multiple layers of waterfalls of a variety of heights, widths and shapes at the start, and then a flat stretch before the canyon. We didn't go into the canyon, and didn't see a way we could, but it was interesting to look into it.

There are a lot of shops and food places along the path, especially at the beginning,but they were not aggressive, compared to a lot of places. Our hotel had warned us that they had a lot of guests with stomach problems after eating at the falls and so we didn't. The fried empanadas would probably be the safest bet, most bacteria don't survive a bath in hot oil.

We didn't swim at it was cloudy and a bit cool they we were there.

The toilets all seemed both primitive and with a small charge, we paid 5 pesos each.

Since the path is going up the river along side falls, there are stairs. The path is stone paving for the fist 20 minutes or so, which covers most of the falls. The path back to the canyon is dirt.

Visited March 2013
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“Stunning day trip scenery!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Agua Azul waterfall is absolutely stunning with beautiful turquoise water, but you won't enjoy it as much if you will come with a tour to make five pictures and visit one of the local food places lined up along side it. To really souk up the beauty of it and enjoy it to the full I think you you need to spend a day around there. I and my partner had an early (8.30-9.00 am) breakfast there and where the only ones (only with the local sellers and restaurants setting up). We had the best view just to ourselves and it was breath-taking. Then we walked up the river and saw more beautiful places, small waterfalls, had a swim, had a picknic, as lots of resting places are prepared a long the side. We really had amazing day trip, but coming back we saw the tourist groups pushing around for the picture next to the main cascades. I would imagine why some people with tourist group would not enjoy that so much.

Visited March 2013
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