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Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque
(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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  • This is a beautiful place to visit, I did the friends and family version so I am not familiar with guided tours. I did visit during the rainy season so the Cascadas de Agua Azul (Blue Falls) were anyt...  more »
  • Because the place is beautiful, that if there are many food stalls and crafts, already has become something very touristic. When you visit the place a day before had rained and why waterfalls had a cloudy tone, were not completely blue.
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  • the best thing in chiapas, the agua azul waterfalls provide a great show, there are many places to take excellent photos, restaurants in the area and places to buy handicrafts.
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  • Nice series of cascades. Water certainly wasn't blue when I was there. Depends on the rain upstream muddying the water.
  • The weather was not ideal (middle September) but the waterfalls are nice. The place is a little bit dirty, plastic bottles and cans everywhere. Which I felt was a disappointment, you would like to visitors and people living around to take good care of the space. All the shops and restaurants have the same offering (same price and food).
  • 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.
  • We came with our car and on the way to the waterfalls some local guys blocked the road and asked us to pay 20 pezos to go inside. We paid and kept driving until another group of mexican blocked the road and asked us to pay them 40 pezos. We argued with them and said we already paid and showed them the tickets. They argued back until they let us through. We kept going until we saw another group of mexican and this time one of them wore a police shirt. They asked us for 30 pezos to get inside. This time we felt unsafe and tried to argue and showed them the tixkets we bought. They said it wasn't valid. We turned around and didn't get into the waterfalls at all. Be carful when you go there by yourself.
  • 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!