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San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque, And Agua Azul In Chiapas, Mexico

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque, and Agua Azul waterfall along the Ruta Maya In Chiapas, Mexico were incredible and beautiful places.

Chiapas was one of the most incredible places I had ever been. While there, I loved every minute of it. For this reason, I spent four days there, visiting several cities and Mayan ruins, and famous waterfalls. The weather became rainy and foggy once we got there.

This was my first attempt at taking photographs seriously. I knew I was going to see some amazing stuff and I didn’t ever want to forget it. So I bought a camera just for this trip. A cheap Sony point-and-shoot camera. It was there that my passion for travel photography was born. I had many more photos I took while there, unfortunately, they were all stolen except for these few I had put online.

Chiapas Road Sign
Ruta Maya road sign in Chiapas

Agua Azul And Misolha Waterfalls

Aguas Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
Aguas Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
Aguas Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
Aguas Azul, Chiapas, Mexico
El Chiflon waterfall, Chiapas, Mexico
El Chiflon waterfall, Chiapas, Mexico
Misol-Ha Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico
Misol-Ha Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

A sign letting us know that we are entering into what is called Zapatista Territory. They are a far-left libertarian-socialist political and militant group that controls a substantial amount of territory in Chiapas defies the Mexican government’s authority over their state.

Zapatistas Territory sign in Chiapas, Mexico
Zapatistas Territory sign in Chiapas, Mexico
EZLN graffiti in Chiapas, Mexico
Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) graffiti in Chiapas, Mexico

Palenque Mayan Ruins

I had a lot of photos of this amazing place but I only have these two.

Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas
Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas
Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas
Palenque Mayan Ruins in Chiapas

Sumidero Canyon

San Cristobal is famous for having a giant canyon that rises above the city in the distance. This canyon has a river that runs through it that I was able to get a boat tour on. The canyon has some well-known formations including one that looks like human face and another that looks like a Christmas tree.

Sumidero Canyon rising above San Cristobal, Chiapas
Sumidero Canyon rising above San Cristobal, Chiapas
Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas
Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas
An alligator in Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas
An alligator in Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas
Christmas Tree Waterfall Sumidero Canyon Chiapas Mexico
Christmas Tree Waterfall Sumidero Canyon Chiapas Mexico
Rock Face at Sumidero Canyon
Rock Face at Sumidero Canyon

San Cristóbal de las Casas, the capital of Chiapas

San Cristóbal de las Casas is the largest city in Chiapas and the capital of the state. While we were there it rained most of the time but it was still a beautiful city to visit. We were a week before their Saint Lucia festival. Though we missed the festival itself, we did get to enjoy the prefestival festive environment.

Palenque Palace in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristobal, Chiapas
EZLN mural in Chiapas, Mexico
EZLN mural in Chiapas, Mexico
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas
San Cristóbal de las Casas Santo Domingo Church
Santo Domingo Church in San Cristobal, Chiapas
San Cristóbal de las Casas Santo Domingo Church
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas at Night
San Cristobal, Chiapas at Night

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