A walk in natural surroundings featuring spectacular waterfalls
Take drinking water and a picnic with you, perhaps mosquito repellent too, and visit the site in the morning.
I discovered this site on a a crazy week-long trip I went on with my pal Marco, who like me lives as a French ex-pat in Guatemala. The trip provided the perfect pretext to renew our tourist visas. Lying in the vicinity of the peaceful and very pleasant "magic village" (it features on the list of "Pueblos Màgicos"
drawn up by the Mexican Tourist Board) of Comitán de Domínguez – the place we used as our base – El Chiflón, a "community" nature reserve
(i.e. it belongs to a community that exploits temporary workers from outside the area – be sceptical about community tourism therefore!), is somewhere that has a beautiful walk to enjoy. From memory, the trail takes around two hours to complete. It follows the course of the San Vicente River and has waterfalls at various points along it, including a particularly impressive one named "Bridal Veil" ("Velo de Novia"
, which is 120 metres in height.