Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque

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The tiered falls of Agua Azul Waterfalls feature vibrant blue water caused by high mineral content that encapsulates debris that falls in its path--trees, rocks--in limestone over time, creating rounded sandy-colored ledges. Be sure you bring your camera to capture the falls, (which mean "Blue-water falls" in Spanish) and bring your swimming gear if you'd like to take a dip. There are many stalls and vendors selling souvenirs and food here. Agua Azul Waterfalls is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Palenque Edition.
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  • The agglomeration have made this place one of the least attractive of the area and, in addition, the entire area has become a flea market. Before going there to take into account that the water colors vary with season; in summer (rainy season), the waters are rather Brown (if you're lucky and it has not rained much will be green). If you are looking for is a natural place to relax, I recommend the waterfalls of Roberto Barrios. They are not far away, it is cheaper and then there are not so many people.
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  • A very pretty site if it was preserved. Unfortunately the merchants of the temple sound there throughout the walk pity. It makes want to swim if it's very hot and the water is blue.
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  • We have visited the falls on a booked tour to San Cristobal. The falls themselves are beautiful and impressive. It is of course a little Disneyland but we have also not surprised that at such places. All in all an intermediate stop super. I'm not sure whether I would be so also arrived.
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  • This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The water is amazingly clear and aqua. Swimming where the two waterfalls meet is a moving experience. So, suit up, don't just watch. 🤗
  • Amazing place to visit. Takes time to get here from main cities but totally worth it. There's a place where you can swim. Bring watershoes.
  • An excellent day trip from Palenque or on the way spot to cool off and refresh. Many many restaurant stalls and tourist amenities available. The pools are plentiful and it is possible to even find your own quiet one. We went with our dog and it was no problem.
  • Amazingly blue water. Super cold and refreshing for a hot day. Clean and peaceful
  • This is a must visit. The park is nicely laid out with trails to observation points to view the pools and waterfalls in all their blue splendor. This place in not wheelchair friendly.

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Most travelers visit Palenque to explore the adjacent Mayan ruins, so most accommodations sit close to the archaeological site. If you choose to stay there, you'll be surrounded by jungle, so bring appropriate clothing and insect repellent, and prepare to pay a bit more for food and drink at the restaurant attached to your digs. If the conveniences of modern society appeal more to you, opt for the city center, or look for rooms in the adjoining neighborhoods of Santa Cruz or La Canada.
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