We could say that there are many kinds of paradise that exist on Earth. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the Cascadas de Agua Azul, in Mexico, are one of them.
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These waterfalls were declared a Special Reserve of the Biosphere to protect this area, just look at it, to understand the importance of the ecosystem that it contains. The tributaries of the Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers join to form this fall of water so particular for its tonality.
The bluish flow falls from vertical cliffs pouring on not very deep canyons. If you go to Mexico, remember that you have to get to Chiapas, more specifically in the city of Palenque, to be able to cool off in these turquoise waters that seem like a perfect dream.
This unique color is created by the presence of carbonate salts. The beauty of the place is enhanced by the contrast with the jungle vegetation of the mountain, which with its sumptuousness shelters the landscape. Do not be surprised to see trunks of fallen trees petrified, as something very common in this place.
This pearl of water and vegetation is not easily seen: it is preferable that you take a tour guide because, besides that the trip is somewhat long (3 hours) you will not arrive without help. Being one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, do not forget to visit it.
In the heart of the Lacandon Jungle, this natural and unique wonder is all that a traveler can expect from the terrain paradise. While in an hour you can get a pretty good idea of all the wonderful things that have the blue water waterfalls, it is best to go without ties to stay as much as you want and really get to feel the place slowly, with all the senses. Of course, do not forget to take your swimsuit so that the enjoyment is total.