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Agua Azul

Agua Azul (Mexico)

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4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
90 minutes from Palenque by minivan
When to go
From December to July
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Agua Azul

David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

The superb site of Agua Azul lies around 80 km from Palenque. The turquoise blue of the waters melds perfectly with the lush jungle all around.

My suggestion:
The waters are perfectly blue from December to July. The site loses much of its splendour the rest of the year.
When I went to Palenque during my trip to Mexico, I took advantage of the opportunity to spend an afternoon at Agua Azul. The road that takes you there runs deep through the jungle. There are large signs along the way informing visitors that this is no longer Mexico but Zapatista territory. They sometimes quickly set up roadblocks. The money collected at them is used to finance the struggle. It's not possible to negotiate.
Agua Azul
Travel writer
181 travel articles

A series of turquoise-coloured waterfalls located a few kilometres from the famous archaeological site of Palenque.

My suggestion:
Avoid going between August and November, when the site loses some of its splendour due to the rains, which turn the water muddy.
Chiapas is definitely one of my favourite regions. It has an enormous amount of things to see and discover, whether that's in terms of architecture, culture, or, of course, the countryside and natural environment. If you decide to include this area as a place to visit on your trip to Mexico, you will undoubtedly end up going to the ancient Mayan site of Palenque, which lies surrounded by jungle and is truly worth the trip to see.
Auga Azul waterfalls