Nature Nature Tabasco

The song of the water: mighty rivers, springs and waterfalls.

Rivers full of life that flow from the jungle, nature sanctuaries, waterfalls, caves and wildlife await you in Tabasco. Discover its extraordinary biodiversity, relax in the natural swimming pools and enjoy watching wildlife close-up.

The Pantanos de Centla Biosphere Reserve is situated at the confluence of the Usumacinta, Grijalva and San Pedro rivers. It is the most important wetland in Mesoamerica. Climb up the observation tower, tour the interpretive trail or go on a boat ride, the perfect place for birdwatching. Upstream, in Balancán, you will arrive at Reforma Waterfall, with its natural swimming pools in the middle of the jungle. Usumacinta Canyon is further upstream on the Usumacinta River; it is a wonderful landscape, with 200 meter high rock walls and enormous forests of hundred-year old trees. Enjoy a boat ride and watch out for the parrots and howler monkeys.

Bring your binoculars to go birdwatching deep inside the jungle. Follow the Agua Blanca trails and marvel at its waterfalls. Explore the Ixta-Já and Coconá caves. Cool down at the natural swimming pool of the Puyacatengo River or relax in the Los Azufres sulfur pools. Tour the Kolem 'Jaa interpretive trails. In Villa Luz, you will find rope bridges, waterfalls and sulfur wells. Don´t miss the spectacular sight of thousands of bats leaving their roosts at sunset.

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For chocolate lovers, the haciendas of La Luz, Jesus Maria and Cholula offer guided tours and even the chance to make your own chocolate.

If you're traveling with your family, you can visit ecotourism centers such as the Agua Selva waterfalls, La Encantada turtle farm and the Yumká Nature Interpretation and Coexistence Center, a little piece of the African savannah in Tabasco.

Contact the people who know nature in Tabasco the best. They will organize your trip for you.

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