Swamps of Centla

Centla

This is one of the largest wetlands of Northamerica and one of the 15 more important in the world and was declared a biosphere reserve since 1992 and has been included in the Ramsar list to protect its great diversity.

The swamps of Centla are located at the deltas that form the Grijalva and Usumacinta rivers when they meet the Mexican Gulf. This is a major attraction to all nature and ecotourism lovers.

The infrastructure that facilitates the activities that take place here, allows that the natural environment here keeps evolving and being preserved, an important activity in the last years that aim to generate awarness about the importance of protecting this natural resource.

Here, it is possible to make boat tours, enjoy typical food from the restaurants nearby, staying in the cottages that are surrounded by the vegetation of the place and you can also learn a lot by booking one of its many guided tours.

Probably the best place to start your visit is at the Swamps of Centla, The Casa del Agua, also known as a translation center Uyotot-ja. This place has 3 halls with interactive modules that will allow you to learn about this ecosystem in a fun way.

Here, you can also find an orel of more than 20 meters that allows you to appreciate the amazing landscape of the region, specially the view of the Usumacinta, San Pedrito and Grijalva river and where they meet each other in what is called Tres Brazos.

Later, to go deeper into the beauty and richness of the landscape, you have to get to the Tres Brazos pier so you will be able this way of taking a boat tour. The Nueva Esperanza route goes all the way to the Usumacinta river up to an observation tower of more than 6 meters in height . Here you will be able to appreciate a great array of birds.

The tour includes a meal at the restaurant. Other route is the one of San Juanito which last about 2 hours. Here you will be able to navigate through the Grijalva, Usumacinta and San Pedro rivers.

This zone hosts at least 19 Archeological Sites that are practically unexplored like Aguacatl, Astata y Santa Rita.
This is one of the largest wetlands of Northamerica and one of the 15 more important in the world and was declared a biosphere reserve since 1992 and has been included in the Ramsar list to protect its great diversity.

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The swamps of Centla are located at the deltas that form the Grijalva and Usumacinta rivers when they meet the Mexican Gulf. This is a major attraction to all nature and ecotourism lovers.

The infrastructure that facilitates the activities that take place here, allows that the natural environment here keeps evolving and being preserved, an important activity in the last years that aim to generate awarness about the importance of protecting this natural resource.

Here, it is possible to make boat tours, enjoy typical food from the restaurants nearby, staying in the cottages that are surrounded by the vegetation of the place and you can also learn a lot by booking one of its many guided tours.

Probably the best place to start your visit is at the Swamps of Centla, The Casa del Agua, also known as a translation center Uyotot-ja. This place has 3 halls with interactive modules that will allow you to learn about this ecosystem in a fun way.

Here, you can also find an orel of more than 20 meters that allows you to appreciate the amazing landscape of the region, specially the view of the Usumacinta, San Pedrito and Grijalva river and where they meet each other in what is called Tres Brazos.

Later, to go deeper into the beauty and richness of the landscape, you have to get to the Tres Brazos pier so you will be able this way of taking a boat tour. The Nueva Esperanza route goes all the way to the Usumacinta river up to an observation tower of more than 6 meters in height . Here you will be able to appreciate a great array of birds.

The tour includes a meal at the restaurant. Other route is the one of San Juanito which last about 2 hours. Here you will be able to navigate through the Grijalva, Usumacinta and San Pedro rivers.

This zone hosts at least 19 Archeological Sites that are practically unexplored like Aguacatl, Astata y Santa Rita.

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