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Cascadas de Agua Azul

Cascadas de Agua Azul

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Cascadas de Agua Azul

Location: 125 km (78 mi) Northeast of San Cristobalck, Chiapas   Map

 

Cascadas de Agua Azul or "falls of blue water" in Spanish is located 125 km (78 mi) Northeast of San Cristobalck in the state of Chiapas in Mexico. The series of cascades of Cascadas de Agua Azul are formed by the tributaries of the rivers Otulun, Shumulja and Tulija. The waters of Cascadas de Agua Azul falls owes it color to a mineral deposits of dissolved lime containing magnesium salts that are common in the region. These minerals also encase objects in thick shells. The cascades reach a height of 6 meters (20 feet) and can be quiet rapid. So even though swimming is allowed it is up to your judgment the safety of the spot.
 
Additionally there are designated zones around Cascadas de Agua Azul for camping. It is not advisable to spice up your experience by venturing too deep in the jungle in a search of solitude and peace. The jungles of Cascadas de Agua Azul do have jaguars. That is something you should probably have to keep in mind. And even though local guides will swear that these animals are as friendly as lambs some of the local peasants have different stories to tell. Besides the jungles around Cascadas de Agua Azul also contain tapirs, mouse opossum and many species of birds including toucans and scarlet macaws.

 

 

 

Local residents reportedly restored the waterfalls after the 2017 Chiapas earthquake has created a crack and led to a temporary reduction of the water flow over the falls.

 

 

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