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Lagunas de Montebello

A Dozen Lakes, a Dozen Colors
On the border of the state of Chiapas (Mexico) and Guatemala, there is a national park, Lagunas de Montebello. It contains numerous lakes and cenotes, mostly spring fed from waters deep in the mineral depths of the earth. Each body of water is blessed with its own distinctive color. From sea foam green to avocado, midnight blue to five shades of teal, the lakes can be separated by ten meters yet worlds apart on the color spectrum. Tours of the park are available from San Cristobal, Tuxtla-Gutierrez, or Palenque.
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