Lagunas de Montebello National Park, Comitan

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Hike through Lagunas de Montebello National Park, famous for its 59 colorful lakes. The national park, founded in 1959, is a UNESCO biosphere reserve filled with lakes, pine forests, and small villages. While exploring the park, you can discover some of the small lakes in the area, where differing mineral content creates colors ranging from turquoise, emerald, and clear blue, to brown and purplish. Visit Chinkultic, the ruins of an ancient Mayan city within the park, and climb the acropolis for a view of some of the park's vibrant lakes. Plan your visit to Lagunas de Montebello National Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Comitan trip builder.
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  • The lakes are beautiful. Lots of flowers, as well. Good camping at a couple of them. There are also some other lakes offering free camping. Ask the locals for the locations. They will share.  more »
  • What a beautiful place, despite being 2-3 hours south of San Cristobal you need to come to this place if you are a photographer or videographer. For you Drone lovers, this is a place to fly and take h...  more »
  • The lakes are beautiful: each one is a different shade of green or blue. Each one has a distinct look. There are boats on some of the lakes; food and crafts at others. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • I would put 5 starts if it weren't for a small insident we had, let me explain; the lagoons are absolutely breath taking, no doubt about that, I have never seen water this blue and this transparent in my life, that is a 5 star. What brings me to rate 4 is the fact that our "tour guide" gyped us, it WAS our fault not asking how much the tour would be and also had 3rds involved, like places to eat. I highly recommend you bring your own food and ask from the very beginning how much it will be and if you don't want your tour guide, bring your own rented car, it's a very poor area so you'll get to all sorts of con artists there. For use if drone, you have to have a permit, make sure you get it, if not, it will be for nothing, unless you wanna pay $400 USD if you don't have a permit.
  • Beautiful park with tons of gorgeous lakes. I highly recommend renting a car versus a tour so you can soak in the beauty. For the backpackers trying to save a bit of money with colectivo, don't. You'll spend too much time walking between each lake since they are quite spaced out.
  • -it's an awesome place, you must visit there. I loved it. You can see all the colours in theirs lakes
  • Love it.... beautiful place❤
  • Incredibly beautiful