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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Lagunas de Montebello National Park and many more Comitan attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Comitan online vacation planner .
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  • Lagunas de Montebello are an exceptional place that can not miss in Chiapas, is located at about 2.5-3 hours of San Cristóbal de las Casas leaving the road to Comitan course. It is worth arriving early to appreciate all the gaps that exist to visit, although the Park is open 24 hours, when it gets dark it is impossible to see. It is also important to mention that before arriving at the entrance of the Park, there are guides that give them the tour by all the lakes in Exchange for a voluntary contribution.
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  • I have no words to describe the beautiful colors and tranquility prevailing in each of these beautiful lagoons, the sound of the wind, the forests that surround them, the chirping of birds do make it the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with the nature. Forest blue, La Encantada, Emerald, dreamy, Montebello, Tziscao, Pojoj, five lakes and the international wonderful, no doubt a must-see if you are traveling to the beautiful state of Chiapas.
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  • Their spectacular colors, each and every one of them impact, unfortunately we wanted to make a video with our drone and paid carisimo, they never understood that if grababamos a video also would be a way to advertise a place as beautiful
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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.
  • This park is remarkable for visiting. Landscapes are gorgeous.
  • Love it.... beautiful place❤
  • -it's an awesome place, you must visit there. I loved it. You can see all the colours in theirs lakes

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