Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cataratas de Agua Azul

Cataratas de Agua Azul (Chiapas, Mexico) - Rank 77 as of June 13, 2008
Agua Azul (Rio Xumul-Ha) which means, "River of Blue Water", is located in the state of Chiapas, about 69 kilometers from Palenque by the road that leads towards San Cristóbal de las Casas in Mexico.

This waterfall consists of many cataracts following one after another. The larger cataracts may stand up to 6 meters in height. With its water flowing fast through limestone ridges gives it the turquoise blue effect, hence, the name Agua Azul. Note thought, the water turns brown during the rainy season, thus, visiting the falls should be done during the month of November to May, to see it on its blue color.

Breath-taking green valleys surrounds the river, and as you leave the area on the road upwards, you can look left into the valley below and see the river winding through it. The river is a great place for people to swim and relax. Caution, however, not all areas of the river is safe for swimming or bathing. While a signpost for dangerous portion may be visible, not all unsafe areas may have it. Extra care is needed to make your swim to the river a refreshing and relaxing experience.

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