Lagunas de Montebello: a multi-colored lake in the heart of Chiapas (VIDEO)


Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lagunas de Montebello National Park is made up of an astounding 59 different lakes! Close to the Guatemala border, the park is just an hour’s drive away from the city of Comitán. The main attractions are obviously the different lakes, and due to the different minerals in the water, glow a different color from each other.

The lakes are surrounded by a dark, green pine forest, making Lagunas de Montebello National Park the perfect place to escape the hectic life of the city.

  • Lago Tziscao is the largest lake in the park. The yellowish green hue of the water shines brightly through the day. There is also a village and a few guesthouses close by, so you can stay overnight if you want to see more of the park.
  • Grutus San Rafael del Arco is a limestone cave that can be explored. You can get to the caves on foot, or on horseback!
  • Chinkultic is the ruins of a 3rd-century Maya city located right in the middle of the park. There are over 200 different ruins to visit in Chinkultic, but make sure to climb the Acropolis for panoramic views of some of the lakes in the park.

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