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The waterfalls of Agua Azul and Misol-Ha

The waterfalls of Mishol-Ha and Agua Azul are some of the most beautiful there are in Mexico. What makes them special is that both have a very different appearance. Mishol-Ha is a more classic waterfall in which the water drops around 30 meters from the rocks above into a small lake. The jungle scenery which surrounds it makes it a more spectacular sight. Apparently the amount of water that comes down varies a lot depending if you are there in dry or the wet season. Once arrived at Mishol-Ha, it is possible to walk past the lake and behind the waterfall. Because of the splashing water you will get a bit wet (not soaked) and the path is somewhat slippery. Still for those who would like to experience walking behind one, this is a good opportunity. 

The other waterfall is that of Agua Azul. This one is simply stunning as it consists of large rocks with the water coming down at different sides creating one enormous cascade. It all ends up in a lake at the start of the park in which it is possible to go for a swim when the sun is out. On one side of the cascade there is a path with some steps to walk along the water. This allows you to go a bit further upstream and get away from the crowds. It doesn't get more spectacular then the main cascade, but there are smaller ones and it is also a good opportunity to get some impressions of the jungle that surrounds the river.

The easiest way to visit the waterfalls is by a guided tour. There are different ones available and easy to book from the hotels in Palenque. Some of them include a visit to the ruins of Palenque but it might be worth visiting those at your own pace. It is possible to book a tour to the Mishol-Ha and Agua Azul that departs in the afternoon which allows you to visit the ruins in the morning.


Agua Azul and Misol-Ha travel photo gallery

 
The waterfall Mishol-Ha.

The waterfall Mishol-Ha.

 
View from the path.

View from the path.

 
Behind the waterfalls.

Behind the waterfalls.


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Inside the little cave.

Inside the little cave.

 
Water splashing down.

Water splashing down.

 
Close up of the waterfall.

Close up of the waterfall.

 
Water falling down below.

Water falling down below.

 
Small water cascade.

Small water cascade.

 



Classic view of Mishol-Ha.

Classic view of Mishol-Ha.

 
Another view.

Another view.

 



Cascading water.

Cascading water.

 



The classic view of Agua Azul.

The classic view of Agua Azul.

 



The main part of the falls.

The main part of the falls.

 
Close-up.

Close-up.

 



Natural beauty.

Natural beauty.

 
More of the cascade.

More of the cascade.

 
Closeup of the water cascade.

Closeup of the water cascade.

 
The water reservoirs.

The water reservoirs.

 
One of the cataracts joining the others.

One of the cataracts joining the others.

 
Classic view of the cascade.

Classic view of the cascade.

 
The blue color due to the high mineral content.

The blue color due to the high mineral content.

 
The beauty of Agua Azul.

The beauty of Agua Azul.

 
Water coming down at different places.

Water coming down at different places.

 
Darkness created by the vegetation.

Darkness created by the vegetation.

 
Reminder that you are in the jungle.

Reminder that you are in the jungle.

 
Appreciate the natural scenery.

Appreciate the natural scenery.

 
Deeper into the jungle.

Deeper into the jungle.

 
Cascading water.

Cascading water.

 
The river starts to get rougher.

The river starts to get rougher.

 
Water damp can be seen.

Water damp can be seen.

 
The river streaming between the rocks.

The river streaming between the rocks.

 



Rocky part.

Rocky part.

 



Natural beauty.

Natural beauty.

 



Upstream of the river.

Upstream of the river.

 
Quiet water.

Quiet water.

 



Bends in the river.

Bends in the river.

 



Calm river.

Calm river.

 
Tree near the water.

Tree near the water.

 
Rock in the river.

Rock in the river.

 



Jungle view.

Jungle view.

 
Another water cascade.

Another water cascade.

 



A flat part upstream.

A flat part upstream.

 



The surrounding scenery.

The surrounding scenery.

 



Vegetation that grows around the sight.

Vegetation that grows around the sight.

 
As relaxed as the water gets.

As relaxed as the water gets.

 
Trees.

Trees.

 



The hills that make up the park.

The hills that make up the park.

 
Small tree and a big hill.

Small tree and a big hill.

 
Scenery upstream of the path.

Scenery upstream of the path.

 



View along the river.

View along the river.

 



Steep rocks.

Steep rocks.

 



Jungle scenery.

Jungle scenery.

 
The smallest cascade.

The smallest cascade.

 



Slippery rocks.

Slippery rocks.

 
Another view.

Another view.

 
The art work created by the rocks and the falling water.

The art work created by the rocks and the falling water.

 
Amazing scenery.

Amazing scenery.

 



The biggest of the may water cascades.

The biggest of the may water cascades.

 



The most impressive view.

The most impressive view.

 
Many cascades on which the water flows down.

Many cascades on which the water flows down.


Internet sites with travel information about Agua Azul

The information about Mishol Ha is very limited and there are no websites dedicated to it. To be fair, the pictures in the gallery above is all you need to know to get an idea of visiting them. Agua Azul has a bit more information with the first source being the page on Wikipedia. There is a bit more information on the pages of the Lonely Planet. For some reviews of people who have visited the waterfalls check out Virtual tourist.


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Last update: 29/07/2013