Canon del Sumidero, Chiapas

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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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  • If you are driving from the airport of Tuxtla Gutierrez for Chiapa de Corzo can not imagine, that a such spectacular Canyon is located nearby. In the downhill at Chiapa de Corzo, the landscape is still relatively "good". until some time after the bridge the walls become higher and higher. at the same time it will noticeably cooler to the subtropical heat of Chiapa (take jacket!). Depending on the season, the boat guide like to go through under the spray of waterfalls. On the shore, you can see small crocodiles with little luck. At the same time you get with Mexico's environmental problems: as the Sumidero is a reservoir with very low flow there again to see bays with huge quantities of plastic bottles. overall, a very impressive experience.
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  • If you go to Tuxlta Gutiérrez, an essential stop is the sumidero Canyon. You will be in another world! Some useful tips: is not suitable for babies or children small, because the route is very long (over two hours) without bathroom and in a speedboat much jumping. REALLY, there is danger of falling to the water in which live crocodiles. Although in Tuxtla do heat, the Canyon has its own climate, and between the shadow and the air may be cold. If you're chilly carries SWEATER tea sold hats where you embark, but only a very small part of the route is in the Sun. The Canyon is so high that for the most part there is shadow and you don't need the hat. On the contrary, becomes a hindrance.
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  • Too bad because the place would be nice if there were paying tons of garbage in the river which then do not collect. It's a real crime!
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