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Cascada Misol-Ha

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Travellers know that the state of Chiapas is a never-ending source of natural landscapes, historical footprints and undeniably warm hospitality, a mosaic of water and jungle, mountains of pine forests and mangrove beaches. It is a land celebrating ancient times and ancestral expressions of culture. It is hard to come to these lands and never return, as there are surprises to be discovered and chance meetings waiting to happen.

Formed by gushing waters of a river falling off a limestone cliff, this beautiful waterfall of about 30 meters drops into a wide pool in which, with precaution, is possible to swim.

In this refreshing and beautiful spot, you can find a typical example of the highland tropical jungles of the mountain ranges of Chiapas. The jungle is covered in thick highland vegetation which includes mahogany, sapodilla and cornstalk dracaena. The area functions as a communal tourist park with facilities such as rustic cabins.

Chiapas is a state located southeast of the Mexican republic, adjacent to Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca and the Pacific Ocean. If you are coming from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, state capital of Chiapas, head towards San Cristóbal de Las Casas and from here, take the highway leading to Palenque. Before reaching Palenque, you will find signs leading to the entrance of this waterfall.

Behind the falls, one can find a sacred cave where the indigenous peoples of the region practice distinct types of magic rituals. Visiting this cave is possible, but do so with care and respect for an unforgettable experience.

Nature lovers will find this place rich in flora and fauna, with a great variety of birds which are used to having visitors and even pose of tourists! You can capture these special moments with a good camera.

Previously, Misol-ha originates from the vocabulary of Chol which means “a sweeping raid of water”. This waterfall is located in the Salto de Agua municipality and its beauty brings more and more visitors from Mexico and abroad.

Its easy access and enchanting surroundings make this place a great place for eco-tourism activities. You can also make Misol-ha your base to many points of interests in the region such as Palenque and Toniná Archeological Zones, and the equally spectacular Agua Azul waterfalls.

Wear light and comfortable clothes as the weather is warm. If you are planning to stay in one of the cabins, we recommend that you book ahead.