Canon del Sumidero, Chiapas

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#2 of 35 in Parks in Chiapas
Marvel at Canon del Sumidero, an impressive geological feature and national park. The canyon began to form around 70 million years ago due to tectonic activity in what was then an underground area. Only a river flows through the canyon now, providing a habitat for families of crocodiles and an attractive counterpoint to the steep rock walls of the canyon. Take a boat trip down the river to admire the ancient landscape, or stick to the land and take a hike along the top of the canyon, which offers numerous lookout points. Plan trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Got to see more than we expected. The rocks are breathtakingly high and the wildlife abundant. The only downside was the uninspired boat guide and the „lunch break“ next to the dam we were forced to t...  more »
  • I was skeptical about the 2 hr boat ride on the river... however, the day before, we had gone through the 5 Miradores which are located above the Canon... It was quite an exciting boat ride - now bein...  more »
  • a tour boat for a couple of hours immersed in nature. It can be booked or look it up on site (attacked by numerous "promoter"). Canyon very clean, dizzy heights of walls, spider monkeys, crocodiles and lots of sunshine!
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  • Absolutely spectacular place loved the tour did it by boat and then drove to the viewpoint where you pay to enter to get a better glimpse of the canyon from above.Sad part was the river was polluted and wish the Mexican government would invest a bit in cleaning up the river, also the boat exhaust fumes were bad but once you started moving it was tolerable! Warning would not recommend taking the RED JACKET TOUR GUIDES the ones closer to the market area they didn’t provide much guidance and at the end did not disclose to us that we could utilize the same wristbands to enter the lookout spot but they were sure willing to sell us another wristband for a fee absolutely crappy service. The tour guide drove so close to the edge of the river infatuated with wanting to show us some crocodiles that several of us got hit with tree branches without any warning!
  • A very nice and natural tour in the river. Great for photography. I do admit there is a point where is a lot of trash, however there is a group that cleans the canyon daily except for Sundays. You can also go up to special points in the mountains which giv3 amazing views.
  • Nice park, but very dirty. Cleaning should be done since you are paying a cover for the National Park
  • It's a great view love how everything is just natural if you ever visit remember to wear bug spray very important
  • Sheer beauty
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