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Cañón Río La Venta (La Venta River Canyon)

Tuxtla Gutiérrez

Another natural scenery worth admiring in Chiapas is el Cañón Río La Venta, within la Reserva de la Biósfera Selva El Ocote (“The Ocote Forest Biosphere Reserve”). Here flows an underground river system that is considered the water reserve “for the third millennium”, according to la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp).

To explore el Cañón Río La Venta, it is necessary to hire the services of a tour operator. This is the only way to practice rafting, rappel down its walls, swim and walk among the rocks. For example, rafting trips take you to see el Arco del Tiempo (“The Arch of Time”), the highest in the world at 158 meters (328 feet).

The tour of the canyon begins at El Aguacero Waterfall, a series of waterfalls that, when they hit the rocks, produce a very peculiar breeze. The waterfalls give their name to the ecotourism center inside the canyon, which is equipped with viewpoints, a restaurant and a camping area.

The best season to visit el Cañón Río La Venta is from January to April. After that, the terrain becomes dangerous because of the rains, mainly in May, when there are more landslides and high water levels.

Another natural scenery worth admiring in Chiapas is el Cañón Río La Venta, within la Reserva de la Biósfera Selva El Ocote (“The Ocote Forest Biosphere Reserve”). Here flows an underground river system that is considered the water reserve “for the third millennium”, according to la Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (Conanp).

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To explore el Cañón Río La Venta, it is necessary to hire the services of a tour operator. This is the only way to practice rafting, rappel down its walls, swim and walk among the rocks. For example, rafting trips take you to see el Arco del Tiempo (“The Arch of Time”), the highest in the world at 158 meters (328 feet).

The tour of the canyon begins at El Aguacero Waterfall, a series of waterfalls that, when they hit the rocks, produce a very peculiar breeze. The waterfalls give their name to the ecotourism center inside the canyon, which is equipped with viewpoints, a restaurant and a camping area.

The best season to visit el Cañón Río La Venta is from January to April. After that, the terrain becomes dangerous because of the rains, mainly in May, when there are more landslides and high water levels.

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