Cascadas El Chiflon
At El Chiflon, our driver dropped us off at the base of a mountain and we stopped at the site’s various waterfalls while making our way up to the top. The highlight was Cascada Velo de Novia (Bridal Veil Falls), an incredibly powerful 120 meter waterfall that bisects a vivid cliff side.
Lagunas de Montebello
It had been a long day of sitting in a van when we finally reached Lago Tziscao (the first lake pictured below) at Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello. Our driver pointed to the other end of the lake and said, “That’s Guatemala over there.” As someone with a serious and persistent case of wanderlust, this woke me up pretty quickly. It may sound strange, but even though I had no plans to cross the border, I was thrilled to be standing there on the verge of one country, thinking about the possibilities in the next one.
From that Lago Tziscao, we visited a few more of the 50 + colorful lakes that make up the Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello. At the park, you can camp, hike, and go horseback riding and at certain lakes you can swim or kayak. So if you’re interested in visiting Lagunas de Montebello, I’d recommend setting aside a few days to enjoy the park to the fullest.
This is part two in a three part series of photo essays that highlights the waters of the beautifully saturated state of Chiapas, Mexico: bodies of water, waterfalls, the exponential shades of green vegetation that the water nourishes, and a few animals that feed on what the water provides and produces.