Misol-Ha, Road to Misol-Ha waterfalls, Chiapas, Mexico
Misol Há, Water Falls
The Cascada de Misol-Há (Ch’ol language for "Water Falls") is a waterfall located in the Municipality of Salto de Agua, 20 kilometers from Palenque by the road that leads towards San Cristóbal de las Casas.
This waterfall consists of one single cascade of 35 m in height that falls into a single, almost circular, pool amidst tropical vegetation. The water is a clear blue color due to its high mineral content. Behind the cascade there is a cave approximately 20 m in length. The pool is suitable for swimming.
Ruinas-Palenque, Palenque, Chis., Mexico
The Mayan Ruins of Palenque are as important as Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Tikal in architectural magnificence and historical significance. Located 400 miles (650 kilometers) from the Riviera Maya, this is a great 3 day road trip from the beach. As an UNESCO Heritage site, Palenque is testimony to the mythology and resources of the Maya.
When we made the trip to Palenque, our self-imposed vacation from the beach, the weather was on our side. We made the non-stop drive from Akumal to Palenque in about 12½ hours. Our agenda was to spend time at the Palenque Ruins and experience the exotic mountain state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Waterfalls, cascades, Mayan ruins, caves, canyons, lagoons and extraordinary wildlife awaited and we took full advantage of what Chiapas has to offer.
Cascadas de Agua Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
Agua Azul, Water Falls
The Agua Azul Waterfalls Flora and Fauna Protection Area, also part of the Agua Azul Waterfall, is an internationally recognized flora and fauna protection area of Mexico located in the state of Chiapas.