What is Agua Azul?
Agua Azul, true to it’s name, meaning ‘Blue Water’, is a huge, ginormous even, set of alluring waterfalls in Mexico. The falls are open to visitors to swim, frolic and explore and they go for kilometres on end!
Where is Agua Azul?
Agua Azul is located in the Chiapas region of Southern Mexico. This set of falls is close by the famous Mayan ruins of Palenque which is also worth a visit, they are very impressive! Check out my post on Palenque here <<
How do I get there?
The best way to get to the falls is to base yourself in the town of Palenque. In doing this, you can spend a day exploring the ruins then go and visit the falls afterwards! From the town of Palenque you will need to head to the Ocosingo Collectivo Station and say ‘Agua Azul’ and they will take you there for 50 pesos. Unfortunately they will drop you on the main road leading into the falls and from there you will need to get a taxi into the gate.
Collectivos pass on the main road every 20 minutes heading back to Palenque until 7pm.
Alternatively you can organise a tour from the main Mexican Town of San Cristobal de las Casas – this would require A LOT of driving though and not much time in the falls.
It’s possible to organise a tour from Palenque town as well.
Is there an entrance fee for Agua Azul?
The entrance to the falls is 40 pesos.
How long will I need to visit the site?
You could do it on a half day trip but taking a full day to visit the falls is the best way to see it properly! Take some lunch (or buy it from the many restaurants there) and spend the days exploring all the different pools!
Is it safe to go alone?
Absolutely! Even better if you can find some other backpackers who want to do the journey with you.
Why should Agua Azul be on my bucket list?
Because it is literally the most blue water i have ever seen. EVER.