This waterfall is located in the highlands of Chiapas, close to the town of Comitán. Exploring the waterfall reveals an exquisitely colored natural wonder.
At the start of the trail, you’ll find a small museum exhibit explaining the history and geological features. You’ll likely spot some giant iguanas hanging around as well.
You’ll pass smaller falls as you wander along the trail that leads to the main attraction. A lookout point gives you prime views of the set of main falls, which stand more than 390 feet (120 meters) tall. The tallest waterfall is known by the name of “Velo de Novia” (Bridal Veil), a common name for this type of waterfalls in Mexico.
There is a platform in the “splash zone” closer to the falls that you can get to by climbing a set of stairs. Off the main trail, pretty well hidden, is a set of steep stairs up to the top of the main falls to another tier of the falls that sits atop them.
The turquoise color of the river and pools can sometimes be muddled by upstream rains that cause sediments to runoff. Regardless of the water’s color, it remains as refreshing and clean as any other day.