Tips to enjoy La Sima de las cotorras

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All you need is love, and a trip to Chiapas

Chiapas is a destination where you can have a true contact with nature, do a bit of ecotourism and bring out your most adventurous side.

We have already invited you to live an unforgettable journey in the Cañón del Sumidero, another of the tourist attractions of Chiapas. However, on this occasion it was the participants of the #InstaMéxico contest who have brought out La Sima de las Cotorras, a natural space that they want to share with you.

La Sima de las Cotorras is a geological depression that owes its name to the thousands of green parrots that have made this a home, it is one of the most emblematic attractions of Chiapas, here you will know all the activities you can do in this place, so that your trip is an unforgettable experience. We are interested that you do not worry about anything other than enjoying yourself, so we will give you indications to take into account and advice that can be very useful.

Hold on tight because your adventure is about to begin.

Do not leave without knowing: Parque Nacional Cañon del Sumidero

Go up to the parrots' lair

This incredible place will surprise you, because the green parrots that fly throughout the area put out quite a show. For you to be able to appreciate this dance, keep in mind that it is preferable to get up early, you must beat the sun to be among the first to see the arrival of these birds.
Many travelers choose to arrive directly from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, a journey of about an hour and a half heading west.

There is nothing better than listening to the melodies of the parrots together along with the calm song of nature, all who have had the opportunity to come to this place describe it as a peaceful adventure, full of calmness and serenity.

This is an ideal vacation destination, give yourself the opportunity to experience, once at least, a trip away from the big cities. Before going there, make sure you bring comfortable clothes, carry water and charge your energy, because you will need it for what awaits you there.

Get to know other natural spectacles: Witness the arrival of the Monarch Butterfly


Everything that goes up has to go down

Now that you saw the sunrise, the birds have left and will not return until sunset, so the only option to complement your trip is to descend into La Sima de las Cotorras.

that this place offers you is the opportunity to practice rappelling, a very original way of doing ecotourism, hiking, caving and getting to know the parrots' den better.

Of course, there will be guides to help you go down, so it does not matter if it is the first time you do this activity. The important thing is to realize that each trip to Mexico makes you experience new things. We recommend that you follow the indications at all times, and above all, do not look down.

Gather courage and get ready to fill your body with adrenaline, you will surely discover that you have a greater adventurous spirit than you thought you had. Make sure to share your experience getting home so other people may have the same opportunity as you.

For history lovers

There is a special tour that will enchant all those who want to know part of the history of La Sima de las Cotorras, because inside the walls you will find cave paintings, left by ancient civilizations that inhabited the area hundreds of years ago.

About 20 meters (65 feet) down you will find figures resembling warriors, animals and red and black handprints that show a bit of the history of the settlers.

The vestiges found here are from the Zoque culture. Unlike the Mayan culture, very little is known about them since few objects have been discovered, that has made it difficult for experts to investigate.

Perhaps you will discover something that others have not been able to, the only way to find out is by traveling to this beautiful and mysterious place.

Keep in mind that this part of the journey is to go easy, you are already on land so relax and enjoy a quiet walk. Replenish your energies for the next day and continue your adventure. Make sure to take good photos for the memory.

Another must-see is: Whale watching, an out of the ordinary show 

How to get to La Sima de las Cotorras?

If you are already sightseeing in Chiapas, you can leave directly from Tuxtla Gutiérrez to Ocozocoautla de Espinosa. Or towards Ocuilapa de Juárez where you will find the town of Piedra Parada traveling an 18-kilometer (about 28 miles) path to La Sima de las Cotorras.

Remember that you can still participate in the #InstaMéxico contest and vote for your favorite photos. Surely you also have good photographs of incredible destinations such as La Sima de las Cotorras, share them with the world and let us see Mexico through your eyes, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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