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Americas > Mexico > Agua Azul > Useful Info
Submitted on Jan 19, 2019 Useful Info

How to get to Agua Azul and Misol Ha waterfalls

  • Agua Azul - Spanish for "blue water", is located, 69 kilometers from Palenque by the road that connects to San Cristóbal de las Casas.

The larger fall is 6 meters high.

The water is as blue as it looks on the pictures, only on a dry season -

  • from December till March.

Bring swimwear, because it's pretty warm there and allowed to swim.

User submitted photo of Agua Azul


  • Misol-Ha Waterfall - meaning "Streaming Water in the "Chol Maya".

It is one of the Chiapas state most incredible natural wonders as the river falls off the edge of a wall and 40 meters down into a deep pool of water surrounded by lush vegetation.

A small path can take you behind the water curtain created by the waterfall where you can walk inside the caves.

User submitted photo of Agua Azul


How to get there

  • You can take collectivo from Palenque’s city and it will take around

60 minutes to get to Agua Azul and

90min to Misol Ha.

  • Once you are at the crossroads to Agua Azul, grab a taxi or collectivo for 20pesos that will take you straight to waterfalls.
  • Misol Ha is just a walking distance from the main road.

There are also direct connections from San Cristobal just outside the ADO bus terminal.

  • Alternatively, you can find tour agency organized tours combining both waterfalls.