Mexico is one of the first countries we think of to spend a good vacation and discover idyllic landscapes. This country has exactly 32 states and one of the most visited is undoubtedly this small state in the south that borders Guatemala: Chiapas. The latter has several sites full of history, paradisiacal landscapes and magnificent waterways like the cenotes. The cenotes of Chiapas are sublime, spread throughout the territory of this state and each one has its particularity. They attract many people every year. Therefore, you should know the best ones so that you can visit them when you are in Chiapas. So, what are the best cenotes in Chiapas? What is the best way to get there? Answers…

Cenotes of Chiapas : All about the best cenotes to see

Cenote Chiapas

The Chukumaltik

Designated as the most beautiful cenote in Chiapas, Chukumaltik is a cenote that has a diameter of about 200 meters and a depth of 70 meters. Its first main characteristic is the possibility of observing its waters up to about 40 meters deep. This is possible thanks to its crystal clear waters. Moreover, the temperature of this water court is relatively constant and oscillates between 23 and 24 degrees; thus allowing the practice of the first activity in this place: diving.

The second peculiarity is undoubtedly what is under its waters. And, among other things, you will be able to find a magnificent statue of the Virgen de los Dolores, sulfur chimneys, secret caves and also quartz deposits.

Chukumaltik is a beautiful and peaceful place.

How to get there

If you want to get there, note that it is located in Comitan de Dominguez, 3 hours and 11 minutes from the center of Chiapas and 2 hours and 59 minutes from the Angel Albino Corzo International Airport via Carr. Internacional and CHIS 226.

The Jaguar Cenote

The Jaguar Cenote is a beautiful and peaceful place with a fauna consisting mainly of mangrove, but also some small fish in the water.
You are probably wondering where the name “Jaguar” comes from? In fact, this animal is linked to the underworld, to darkness and to caves, which represent the entrance to the underworld. The Jaguar is one of the most represented animals of the Mayan culture. It is the protector of both darkness and light.

Unfortunately, this animal is close to being an endangered species and we only distinguish about 2000 specimens in the region.
And the name “Jaguar” is given to this cenote because you will need the courage of a jaguar to be able to jump off a zip line because yes the main activity of the site is zip lining. So, if you have never done it, the Jaguar cenote is the place to go.

How to get there 

It is located in Las Rosas, a 2 hour and 10 minute drive from the center of Chiapas via Carr. Internacional and CHIS 101 and 1 hour and 57 minutes from Angel Albino Corzo International Airport.

Cenote Miramar

With a shape rather similar to those found in the archaeological area of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Cenote Miramar is located at an altitude of nearly two thousand meters with a diameter of about 50 meters and a depth of about 70 meters and is the most visited between December and March. Its particularity is without a doubt the turquoise color of its waters.
The activities at this site are the walk in the forest of oaks and pines and the visit of the birds and animals of the zone.
In addition, as it is located in the Llano Grande Ejido, you can also contemplate a waterfall of about 300 meters high. The landscape is just heavenly!

How to get there

It is located in La Grandeza, about 30 minutes by car from the municipal headquarters and 3 hours 41 minutes from Tapachula International Airport.

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