Marc & Lisy's little adventure travel blog

Part of the Agua Azul waterfall system- amazing things lie in the...

Agua Azul- the water is an impossible shade of blue. It is...

The picture shows the cool blue water.

Mas Agua Azul.

This is Mexico's largest waterfall system.

If it's dangerous NOT to swim, then I guess I should hop...

The river gets reclaimed by the jungle on it's way to the...

Here we are again.

Jungle eye view.

Us.

We know we have a million of these pics- but it is...

The air is 100 degrees and the water is freezing. Marc beating...

Palenque- unreal temples that are over 1000 years old.

It appears as if this ancient city has just risen from the...

The steps were designed to match their religous beliefs, just like the...

Here we are on top of one of the ancient temples. When...

A sight everyone should see at some point in their lives.

Another view of Palenque as it peaks out from the jungle.


Well we have seen many amazing places on our journey so far, but Palenque and Aqua Azul really take the cake. To get to these sights, we drove from the coast up to the high mountains near the Guatemalan border. We stayed in the mountain town of San Cristobal De Las Casas. The town is nestled in a pine forest 7,000 feet up. It was absolutely beautiful. The weather changed with the altitude and for the first time we had to put a thick coat and jeans on. It was a nice change. The town had a lovely European feel to it. The streets were narrow and were filled with little cafe's, artsy shops, and international restaurants. We really had a great time here.

The next morning we boarded a guided tour of Mexico's largest system of waterfall and the spectacular ruins of Palenque. These sights are on the coastal plain near the Gulf of Mexico and were the heart of the Mayan empire.

The rivers were an unbeliveable shade of blue, they almost looked fake. They cascaded down cliffs and weaved in and out of the jungle. And Palenque was truly amazing. The 1000 year old + ruins are very well preserved and look magical with the dense jungle background. It is hard to imagine how advanced this civilization was, one can only speculate what caused their demise.

This place was so amazing! We recommend it to everyone!



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