The river courses running through the lands of Chiapas have become places for enjoyment and admiring nature.
In the Sierra Norte is located the Cañón del Sumidero, a geological fault of striking beauty. You can sail or kayak on its tranquil waters; it is 20 miles from the jetty at Chiapa de Corzo to the Manuel Moreno Torres reservoir, known as “Chicoasén”.
The Cañón del Sumidero was declared a National Park in 1980 to protect the course of the Grijalva river. Its cliffs reach 3,300 feet high, and waterfalls framed by lush vegetation tumble down its sides.
Visitors can also enjoy this natural wonder from observation decks at El Tepehuaje, El Roblar, La Coyota and Los Chiapa.
Another great spot for kayaking is found 53 miles north of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in the municipality of Coapilla: Laguna Verde.
The waters range in color from blue to green and from silver to ocher depending on the weather conditions and the time of day. Around the lake, in the dense holm oak woods you can enjoy activities like camping, hiking, photo-safaris, wildlife and plant spotting, plant nursery visits, swimming, rock climbing and mountain biking.