Parque Nacional Cañón del Sumidero

Max Balmori

Everything good takes its time

Mexico is home to hundreds of tourist attractions, they come in all colors, sizes and shapes. Others take hundreds of years to become the visual spectacle they are today.

The Cañón del Sumidero is a natural destination found in Chiapas. 5 kilometers from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, this place has become a gigantic place that is now a sanctuary for an impressive amount of natural and plant life that have taken it as their home.

To get to this natural setting, the best option is starting from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Chiapa del Corzo. Passing over the bridge of the Grijalva River, you can appreciate the beginning of the Cañón del Sumidero.

The rocks that can be seen in the Cañón del Sumidero began forming 136 million years ago, giving way to a water channel that you can enjoy and travel through. It is one of the most emblematic tourist attractions in Mexico, we want you to have the opportunity to enjoy it, so we share the activities that you can enjoy within the Parque Nacional Cañón del Sumidero.

The best boat ride awaits you

The first thing you should do is navigate the waters of the Cañón del Sumidero, a boat ride will allow you to cross the place, admiring the natural beauty and living a quiet ride with your family or friends. Certainly a destination that is best enjoyed in company.

Throughout the place you will find an endless number of birds that inhabit the area, making it a show that you will only find in Mexico. You will hear a multicolored song during your journey, accompanied by the diverse flora and fauna that grows in each place. Without a doubt, a natural adventure full of emotion and cultural richness.

The tour of the Parque Nacional Cañón del Sumidero lasts approximately two hours, covering its length of 30 kilometers (over 18 miles). The boats that you can take leave from Chiapa de Corzo, that's where you should take the first step.

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The best ecotourism in Chiapas

In addition to exploring the waters of the Cañón del Sumidero, you can take a tour on foot or by bicycle in the surrounding nature, giving you a second perspective from the top of its viewpoints.

Impressive caves and rocky walls that make up this tourist attraction are appreciated by thousands of tourists who decide to come to the iconic Chiapas park, not to mention the small but wonderful waterfalls that seem to dance between the stone walls.

An adventure of height

Having so much contact with nature, it was impossible that there was not an attraction that would allow you to enjoy the Cañón del Sumidero with a bit of adrenaline.

Imagine that you could cross the sky of Chiapas, because you are in luck because here you will find a zip line 820 meters (2,700 feet) long, which is divided into four parts, so you can take a breath for your next flight.

One of the best experiences you can have on your vacation. This and many other extraordinary destinations await you on your next trip to Chiapas.

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