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Sima de las Cotorras (Las Cotorras Chasm)

Tuxtla Gutiérrez

From a bird's eye view, it looks like the navel of the Chiapas jungle. But, it is the Sima de las Cotorras, a natural wonder that is shown as a cavity open to the outside through a giant vertical tunnel, located one hour from Tuxtla Gutierrez.

The chasm owes its name to the thousands of green parrots that live inside the cave, which has a gap of 160 meters (330 feet ) and a depth of 140 meters (328 feet ).

From March to November is the best season to visit and witness the spectacle: at dawn, the birds spiril up to the surface, in a deafening flight that is tinged green by the fluttering of wings. The experience can also be lived during the sunset, when the parrots return to their home.

While the parrots are out of the cavity, you can practice rappelling to immerse yourself in its depth. While descending, you will discover another of their secrets: cave paintings in the shape of red and black hands, created by the first Zoque settlers. Most of them date back to 10 thousand years ago. Long-lived trees up to 30 meters (98 feet) high can also be appreciated.

This Chiapaneca wonder is located inside the Sima de las Cotorras ecotourism center, which offers lodging services in cabins and hiking and rappelling tours. The place is located in the municipality of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa.

From a bird's eye view, it looks like the navel of the Chiapas jungle. But, it is the Sima de las Cotorras, a natural wonder that is shown as a cavity open to the outside through a giant vertical tunnel, located one hour from Tuxtla Gutierrez.

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The chasm owes its name to the thousands of green parrots that live inside the cave, which has a gap of 160 meters (330 feet ) and a depth of 140 meters (328 feet ).

From March to November is the best season to visit and witness the spectacle: at dawn, the birds spiril up to the surface, in a deafening flight that is tinged green by the fluttering of wings. The experience can also be lived during the sunset, when the parrots return to their home.

While the parrots are out of the cavity, you can practice rappelling to immerse yourself in its depth. While descending, you will discover another of their secrets: cave paintings in the shape of red and black hands, created by the first Zoque settlers. Most of them date back to 10 thousand years ago. Long-lived trees up to 30 meters (98 feet) high can also be appreciated.

This Chiapaneca wonder is located inside the Sima de las Cotorras ecotourism center, which offers lodging services in cabins and hiking and rappelling tours. The place is located in the municipality of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa.

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