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Canyon Sumidero

Canyon Sumidero (Mexico)

Practical information on Canyon Sumidero

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • River
3 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Fifteen minutes from Tuxtla by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Canyon Sumidero

Delphine Teisserenc Seasoned Traveller
46 written opinions

One of the natural jewels of Mexico, Sumidero Canyon is a splendid and impressive place that's sure to leave many who visit it absolutely amazed.

My suggestion:
Take a boat trip deep into the heart of the canyon: it's a simply unforgettable experience!
My review
Located a few kilometers from the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez in southern Mexico, Sumidero Canyon, which reaches 1,000 meters in depth in places, is one of the wonders of the state of Chiapas. Once at the landing stage, I climbed aboard a little motorboat with space for around twenty people. As we followed the contours of this natural fault this little jaunt along the water gave me the opportunity to see and admire crocodiles, all kinds of species of birds, and the various wildlife that populates the banks.
Eva Martin Seasoned Traveller
181 written opinions

A gigantic, thousand-metre deep natural fault and tourist attraction a few kilometres from Tuxtla, in the state of Chiapas.

My suggestion:
Consider hiring a car to get there. The panoramic lookout points and the superb views they offer along the way provide a nice foretaste of what to expect on the boat trip.
My review
Arranging an excursion to the Sumidero Canyon is easy. Numerous tour operators/travel agencies organise trips there on a daily basis from the very trendy town of San Cristobal de las Casas, or even from Tuxtla. So don't expect to find yourself on your own in a wild, natural environment. In fact it can even seem as if the numerous boats here (lanchas) are actually an integral part of the scenery!
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