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Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Agua Azul Waterfalls on your trip to Palenque, use our Palenque tour planner.
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  • A nice stop on the road that connects San Cristóbal in Palenque with markets with typical objects and different spots where you can admire the waterfalls. Definitely worth the stop if you're passing.
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  • The day I went was unstable but same rains they could appreciate the beautiful nature. Incredible experience through back of the waterfall
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  • Look great the problem it was in sep it is time of rains and the water was so blue and was very chocolate, hahaha
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  • Do not go! We tried to go to Agua Azul and got racketed on the 08/08/2016 by a group of local who stringed a cord across the road on the way to the fall and were stopping all the vehicles. They demanded that we bought the entrance tickets which were individual stamped official tickets for 20 pesos each. If you did not buy the ticket, they were not letting you pass and were very agressive. Unaware of the scam, we bought the tickets. A few hundred yards down the road, we were stopped once again by what looked to be a more official people who told us that our tickets were not valid and that we had to pay 40 pesos each to buy the exact same tickets. When questioned about the scam, they kept on changing their story, blaming everybody from the government to the other locals. Yet, it was very evident that the scamed tickets were identical to the official one and that somebody had to have provided the racketers with tickets. In the end, we bluntly refused to be robbed, and did a U. This is the first time in 4 years living in Mexico that we have been victims of theft and it is also the first time that we encountered a community who is so aware of the issue yet so obviously dismissal of it. Our advise: stay away from the place!
  • What a beautiful place. water is super cold but you can go swimming in parts of it. Also, many places to buy native crafts. You must go, at least once in your life.
  • Really nice waterfalls, covered over more then 2 Kms, You can trek upto the origin point of the waterfall, takes around 30-40mins to reach there from the starting point, Multiple areas assigned in the entire stretch to get inside the water in various points.
  • Like many of the most beautiful locations, you're not the first nor the only visitor, However there's always a back door. Actually AGUAL AZUL while not an overnight destination for most, is well worth the extra day. The community cabins are VERY basic, but offer a good bed and hot water for $20 usd a night and are a couple of hundred yards removed from bus mayhem, enough to enjoy a tropical paradise with cheap ice cold beer, good basic meals and rustic lodging. But we came for the water, and near the community cabins you will find very private access to some excellent streaming pools, saving you many euros or dollars in hydro-massage therapy. Pick any of 15 cool spots out of site of the tourist zone and relax, steps from your cabin. there is 24 hr security and friendly staff, not sure if anyone speaks English, but if you can smile you'll manage. You'll also be able to by fresh fruit from local girls for who will find you faster than you can say WOW! as you see your own private jungle water park. The entrance fee is 30 pesos pp to cover the "ejido" cooperative staff who does a good job maintaining the area. Agua Azul is only 10 minutes down the main road, very winding, spectacular and welcoming, Bring a friend!
  • Overexplorated and super turistic, but amazing. The water was blue even though it rained the whole night before.