Agua Azul Waterfalls, Palenque

4.3
#1 of 87 in Parks in Southern Mexico
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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  • It was amazed in front of those 600 meters of cascades. We can s swim where indicated. However we were disappointed the color of the water that was not really blue... But rather green. It depends on the weather, or told us that April was the best time...
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  • I recommend to visit blue water when it is rainy season, to see the tone characteristic of these, blue water carry sunscreen, the place is very nice, has restaurants, artisan shops and cabins lodging, the only but is all the stalls located along almost the entire route, it is possible to get to swim because there is authorized areas, highly recommend!
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  • my visit was in February, time where you can see beautiful water. It is a fantastic place. 100% recommended. my visit was of a couple, but we have enough family.
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  • Beautiful waterfalls with swimming areas. Only 4 stars since the many Mexican salesman singing you until you buy something from them. All in all it's a must see which has been victim to becoming a big touristic attraction.
  • Of you want to see a place that is rich in natural beauty and be able to interact with it.. this is the place.... the waterfalls are as impressive as they come and the pools that you can swim in are very fun to get in into, had a great day here.. only negative would be the aggresiveness of some of the vendors, specially while eating they wont let you be, but still worth a 5 star review.... its that incredible!!
  • Great place to visit but hard to reach. Water wasn't blue due to recent rains but rather muddy brown. Still was impressive.
  • 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....

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