Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On a whim

On a whim we stopped off at Cascadas El Chiflón along the highway on our way toward the Mexico/Guatemala border and found it to be a really nice break! Not in any of our guidebooks, we heard about El Chiflón by word of mouth while in San Cristóbal de Las Casas and after seeing photos from a friend’s recent visit, we were sold – especially since it allowed us one more chance to camp!

El Chiflón is a series of freshwater waterfalls (5 in total) that seem to wind on along a beautiful aqua-colored river forever. There is a nice walking path the entire way and many lookouts to take in the impressive views. At the top you can even take a zip-line across the river in front of a seriously big waterfall. All along the way there are picnic and camping areas as well as a couple of restaurants where families spend the day cooling off in the water. Cabanas are also available for rent. We highly recommend this little known, but very scenic part of Chiapas.

Just a little playing around with water......

free bird!

Ben's always feeling thirsty!

Now that's a big gulp!

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