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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  • A spectacular place! My recommendations leave early from palenque and arm yourself with patience because the road is 5th World goes to the cascada de misol ha takes away you more than half an hour visit and is on the road carry many coins of a 5 and 10 as at each stop children you close the Road for q buy it something if you do not want to reach with the car full of tamales bananas and bread that are horrible dales some coins and pass! (do you hear horrible? But so is) bring coins and small bills as the repartidero is endless woe that pay 2 times entry to locals under pretext of q pass through their lands! And the Government? If you're going to san Cristobal I tell you is a nice village although overrated Ay many drugs and hippies! But woe is not another way! Forgive and carry the catches of pseudozapatistas poor country boys tickets!
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  • The place is spectacular... even if we had a day in which the water was turbid by rains continues to be a divine place. A pity all the posts beside the waterfalls...
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  • It is a beauty of nature which we have to take care of. Few places like this in the world. The only negative of this site was the large number of street vendors using water from the river for services in general; the hydraulic systems are improvised and there is no control of consumption. It gives a bad appearance to the visitor.
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  • It’s important to visit during the right weather and time of year in order to see the bright turquoise hues. The place can get very crowded and feels very busy given the number of stands and restaurants, but there are some which offer nice quick meals. There’s also plenty of souvenirs and snack available for sale. If you continue past the paved areas you can hike further along the river.
  • Walked 40 minutes up to their restoration area affected by Sept 2017 earthquake! The water comes back slowly, hopefully will be back to its beauty soon. There is very basic cabanas which allow you stay overnight here, 2 queen beds with private bathroom, don't expect any other amenities okay!!! It cost us 350 pesos, probably will be much more affordable if you speak Spanish 😍🤔 be very careful with tourism trap thought....
  • Beautiful waterfalls and the water is bright blue. Make your way to the top to find the swimming areas which are nice and refreshing!
  • Beautiful waterfalls. Definitely worth a stop on your way to Palenque. Try to get there early to enjoy the falls without the crowds.
  • Truly a world class wonder. If I am to provide you with a tip is to have a local to drive you there. The highway is awfully dangerous, but don't let that stop you.

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