Tumbalá, Chis., Mexico
Photo by Lane Jacobs
Agua Azul: The Caribbean in the middle of the Mexican jungleAgua Azul means ‘blue water’ and that is no mistaken designation for the river that flows near Palenque, through Chiapas. The water has high minerals and in the municipality of Tumbala the travertine rocks form cascades that forms a true paradise in the middle of the jungle. It is very relaxing and refreshing to hang at the pools between the waterfalls. The grippy travertine allows you to walk over the top of the waterfalls and some might even dare a jump.
The bigger waterfalls are downstream, called ‘the Big Five’. It is a short adventurous walk through the jungle with a great repayment at arrival: A sequence of five 30 – 70 foot waterfalls. And if you’re really lucky you might even see some kayakers dropping down.
Beyond the drop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZRGAkMMCBk