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Polaroid of the Week: Sumidero Canyon, Mexico

Polaroid of the Week: Sumidero Canyon, Mexico

Last Updated on February 22, 2021

Sumidero Canyon is located directly between San Cristobal de las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas. The Canyon was formed by the river Grijalva and is 35 kilometers long. Sumidero can be accessed in two ways: by taking a boat tour through the bottom or visiting one of the five viewpoints that overlook the canyon by car. We recommend the boat ride through the canyon which offers stunning views of the rock faces which are up to 1000 meters high.

In addition to the amazing canyon, you can see several waterfalls, caves and the wildlife is spectacular is well: Around 400 crocodiles live on the river banks and there are great numbers of pelicans and other birds.

Sumidero Canyon: The Good, no bad, but some ugly - GlobetrotterGirls

Monday 22nd of February 2021

[…] Sumidero Canyon is dotted with waterfalls (many of which are not visible from the viewpoints along the road) but Christmas Tree (Arbol de Navidad) is a waterfall unlike any other. The water spills from a hole above into moss-layered, green rocks that are shaped like the branches of a Christmas tree. The picture with the boat shows how big the waterfall actually is. […]

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Thursday 2nd of September 2010

Thanks for a beautiful post. It is really a fascinating and dream place to see in Mexico and ideal for hiking and sailing activities. It holds great and unforgettable scenic beauty and attraction for travelers to explore and visit it.

Ekua

Thursday 26th of August 2010

Didn't make it to Chiapas. In case you couldn't tell, I am brainstorming more trips to Mexico, and this place is definitely on the agena ;)

jess

Friday 3rd of September 2010

Feel free to get in touch while planning, we'd be happy to recommend some places that we really enjoyed! Glad to hear you're planning another trip to Mexico. We love it here!

Andi

Thursday 26th of August 2010

Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful boatride.