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Review of Canon del Sumidero

Canon del Sumidero
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Day Trip to Sumidero Canyon
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Magical Town from San Cristóbal de las...
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Sumidero Canyon and Chiapa de Corzo Combo Tour
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to take the boat tour on the river to see the canyon and all of its inhabitants. It is beautiful. More beautiful than I anticipated. We simply arrived in Chiapa de Corzo via taxi from Tuxtla Gutierrez, and headed to the boat dock. There is a ticket booth for boat rides/tours where you can purchase your tickets for the 2-3 hour tour. We did not want to do a tour because we like to enjoy the surroundings and visit the city at our own pace -- and we are a bit adventurous, taking colectivos and combis for transportation. If you just want to see the canyon via boat and then leave, you will save time and a bit of money if you do take a tour from a tour company out of Tuxtla Gutierrez or San Cristobol de las Casas. On a portion of the boat ride on the river, yes, you will see trash on the water -- mainly plastics. This seems to put some people off. Frankly, it is an in your face reminder that we are all complicit in this waste, which causes irreparable harm to the ecosphere, biosphere, killing animals and plants daily. There is no "away" for plastic. Plastic waste will outlive all of us, sadly. Single use plastics are the main culprit. Reduce, reuse, repurpose. Don't let this keep you away. More people need to tell these stories so governments will do more to prevent these things from occuring. It won't ruin your trip, but it is sad to see. Imagine all we don't see, even in the areas where we live. Please don't forget to tip your boat driver. They work hard for your enjoyment. Also know that it may be unlikely to have an English speaking boat driver. If your Spanish speaking skills are good, you're golden. If not, read a bit of info anout the canyon and the river system before you go, so you have an idea what it is you are viewing. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

It is nice and affordable, you can do Chiapa de Corzo (the historic center) and el cañon del sumidero the same day.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Boattrip lasted for two hours. Beautiful scenery. Too bad there's a lot of plastic and other garbage in the water! We did a tour combined with Chiapa di Corso. If you can, skip this. Nothing special to see.

Thank JoshuaenIris
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The canyon is absolutely breathtaking and it really leaves an impression when observed from a boat. Apart from some interesting rock formations (notably Arbol de Navidad) there was also a lot of wildlife to spot (crocodiles, wild monkeys, pelicans) and there was always something to set your eyes on.

Thank Shanti63
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

After reading many reviews, was reluctant to go. Glad I went -- absolutely beautiful!! Tour guides are friendly and helpful. During the tour our guide would give us info about the park and canyons. Also allowed us to take in the views without a lot of commentary or stopping of the boat. The cliffs at one point are 1000m high! Pics don't give justice. Unfortunately there were some plastic bottles in several areas -- ashamed they end up in river. Overall the beauty of then surrounding cliffs and hillsides made the trip worthwhile. (Your neck aches from constant looking up!!)

Thank CBAmom
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