Cascadas El Aguacero | Informal Campsite

Mexico

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Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 16.758489, -93.525147
Altitude: 609.3 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Cold
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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Description

It is 3 km of Hwy 190. Last section of road is steep and curves. ok for big rigs but be aware that it can be tough, so be aware!
Camping is grassy parking area.

- 50 pesos entrance fee per person (under 7 years old don't pay)
- plus 100p fee per car for camping (apparently depending on who is working at that time).

toilets are payable during the day, and free at night.

You have to walk down about 700-800 steps to reach the bottom of the canyon and walk through river (or jungle) to beautiful waterfalls and sheer cliffs on opposite side. GORGEOUS!!!
We had the whole morning to ourselves on a week day. At night we were on our own too. One of the highlights of our trip.!!!
Partially run by ejido.
No phone service

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nice place to chill out
ok for big rigs, but steep bumpy road and impossible to cross another vehicle in some part of it.
did it with 7.20m long and 3.12m high

bon endroit tranquille pour se poser
route étroite et très pentue sur la fin. On ne peut pas toujours croiser de véhicules donc bien regarder avant de s'engager et compter sur la chance...
on a pu y aller avec notre camping-car de 7.2m de long et 3.12m de haut. tendu, mais faisable!

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Tried to camp but the waterfall and campsite were closed due to COVID

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Quiet camping at the parking lot of Cascada el Aguacero. Entrance fee 37 Peso p.P., camping 100 Peso. Toilets, showers and trash cans are available. The last km is quite steep downhill. You can walk on a paved trail with 700 steps down to the river with the beautiful 25°C waterfall.

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no problem to access with our 8*2.5*3.75m rig, just a few branches brushing the sides as usual, but could have been problematic if there had been someone coming the other way. no cell coverage.

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great place

did it with a 24 RV, but thé road down is pretty Steep and part of it is a dirt road

thé site closes at 5pm
WE arrived a bit After, and they opened the Gate for us so that WE Can Park in thé parking lot.
WE Were thé only one that night.
Worstcase, there is room to Park before thé Gate, if you arrive late and nobody is there.

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Wonderful waterfalls and camping as others have said. The people who take care of the place are super friendly. I have four dogs. I did not have any problems walking them in the camping area and I saw three other people with dogs in the parking area as well.

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Wonderful place to camp overnight. Bathrooms and showers are clean and open 24/7. Caping costs 100 pesos per night and entry fee is 36 pesos per person.

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We parked our two camper at the first gate and walked down to the falls. Had a wonderful hike and a great refreshing in the river/ at the waterfall. The four of us had some Quesadillas in the little Restaurant- quite good and for 30Pesos fair priced.
Wonderful place!

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Really nice people that take care of this gem. Bathrooms are clean and open all night. There is a shaded palapa area where you can hang hammocks. The waterfall is AMAZING! They will tell you not to swim because of the strong currents, but wear your swimmies and water shoes/ sandals anyway because you’ll get wet exploring the falls and the current isn’t that strong. Lots of stairs to get down and back up, but so so worth it. Don’t miss this place. Road is bumpy getting in, but doable in any vehicle. Recommend. Enjoy!

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The waterfall is well worth the visit! 7/800 steps to the bottom then another 20+ min walk through the jungle to the waterfall. 100p to stay the night. Came on a Monday night and were the only people here. The washrooms are super clean and include cold showers and toilet paper. The dirt road isn’t too bad. Took us about 10/15mins. The last little bit is quite steep so go slow. Lots of mosquitoes so don’t forget bug spray

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What a place!
A spot you are not allowed to miss. The waterfalls and the nature down here are splendid!
Toilets and showers are clean and the campsite felt very safe.

Entry: 36MXP/ pP
Camping: 100MXP/ vehicle
Worth every penny!

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Pagamos $36,00 pesos por pessoa, abre as 8h e fecha as 17h. Pode acampar mais paga extra, nos só passamos o dia.

Muito massa a Cachoeira, são 700 degraus para chegar no Rio e uma caminhada curta para chegar na Cachoeira, vale cada centavo e esforço. O lugar é lindo para passar o dia e até acampar com barraca se quiser.

Leve água e comida e aproveite. Não aceita cachorro.

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PETS ARE NOT WELCOME. WE WERE REFUSED ENTRY

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We showed up on a sunday afternoon. we waited for an hr in total. first at the gate at the top of the hill. The young man running the top gate said No dogs, we said we seen online that it was ok, he radio'd back and forth called us gringos a bunch of times, we finally corrected him that were Canadianses, and then we waited. finally he said it was ok to go down the road. but we were stopped at the gate again at the bottom and told no dogs. Another person said they left their dog in the shade outside the gate at the bottom. they eventually agreed we could leave our dog in the truck while we went down to the falls, it was 35 degrees celcius, and camp if we left early in the morning and no one seen us. Needless to say it was a shitshow and we left dissapointed. So this place altho beautiful in pictures, we were unable to go down to them. A major bummer! We left hot, sweaty and irritated our time was wasted. Absolutely NOT dog friendly!!

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Beautiful spot. Steep canyon with waterfall at the bottom and a small river running through. Well worth a visit (and overnight stay) of you're passing through between Oaxaca and San Christobal or vice versa.

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Don’t miss this place! Probably our favorite waterfall in all of Chiapas. You can camp at the bottom of the canyon next to the falls if you have a tent, or in the parking lot if you have an RV. It’s a 700 something stair climb to the bottom of the canyon to reach the falls. Camping is 100 pesos and the entrance to the falls is 72 pesos.

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Very enjoyable time here. Not too many biting bugs which is always good. Cooled off nicely at night. Felt safe. Cold shower (womens showerhead and handle both broken off but still able to use), nice banos with TP and soap. The falls and river are gorgeous, we were the only ones overnight so nobody down there when went down last thing or first thing.
cost: 100P to camp overnight in parking lot, plus 35P per person for entry to falls.
Dog friendly!

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Make yourself a favor and set your tent up next to the waterfall. It will be the most stunning campsite you will ever have.

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Definitely worth a visit! Gate closes at 5:30pm and opens at 7:30am. We were too late in the evening and camped just before the gates (there is a small pullout) and entered in the morning. 35 pesos pp. Parking lot was nothing special, but I can imagine that tentcamping below must be amazing. The road is indeed doable in any vehicle. Just take care that nobody is coming from the other direction for the last 500 meters (after gate), as it is a one lane road with little wiggle room. This place is dogfriendly.

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Fantastic place! Our first stop in Chiapas. We paid 100 for camping and 35 entrance fee. Toilets very clean and cold water showers. No telephone signal and road is challenging before arriving but any car can do it!

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This place is worth it for sure . We liked it.

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Lovely place to stop and have a day to see the waterfalls.
The mirador is amazing.
Couldn’t bargain with Eva, there are 10 locals that maintains the place.

Muy lindo pero caro!

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This place is wonderful. We camped one night, arriving around 4:30 so with enough time to hoof it down to the falls. Bring water proof shoes so that you can explore the water falls a little more. Also, I don’t see anything from previous posters about this but maybe it’s a new development since the earthquake, but we realized that we were crawling all over petrified wood when we made it down to the water fall. It’s amazing, plan to read up more on it. Absolutely worth the price, I don’t know how it looked pre earthquake but the people saying it’s not worth it because it’s damaged don’t know what they’re talking about. Our first stop in Chiapas and, like others have said, it’s going to be hard to beat.

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Great place to camp. The shower in lady’s bathroom doesn’t have a tap so you can only use the one in men’s bathroom, which doesn’t have a nozzle. At night the lights will be on at the parking area. Feels very safe. You can also try to start a bonfire on site. But be careful with scorpions in bathroom in the evening.

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Nice waterfall and canyon. As said it’s a little pricey but at least toilets/shower was clean and had soap and toilet paper. We had a almost quiet night except for a few Americans who made Party until we told them at 2am that they are not the only ones here. We learned quiet time is at 10pm but I think that only counts in the US. Anyways, it’s a nice place to camp and if you go a little further you have a nice grassy field and during the week it’s quiet and you have good chances to be alone. We paid 170,- for two people, tried to negotiate but didn’t get a discount.

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We had a quiet and safe night here, the parkinglot is nothing special but if you go down the canyon it’s a paradise! We payed 170 pesos (entry & 1 night camping for two people). We were also the only one staying here.

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Great place! If you have a tent or a hammock it’s also possible to camp on one of the little beaches down in the canyon. We stayed for 2 nights and paid 170 pesos for entrance and camping (2 persons). The only thing is that we counted 722 steps, not 724 ;).

Down in the canyon there’s no facilities except for a broken toilet building (probably the earthquake). Upstairs there’s a restaurant, toilets, a cold shower and a guy who sells drinks.

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Slept in our car one night with no issues but next night brought our tent down and camped next to the amazing water fall. It was great, peaceful and gorgeous. The fall is amazing!!!

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Nice trip to the cascades.20 min step walk. 34mex for entree and 100mex for night camp. They suposse to close the gate at 5pm.

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We spent the night here with our RV paying additional 100 pesos. Very quiet and nice place to sleep. YES it's possible with big rig. YES there is a restaurant if you want to have lunch here.

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definitely worth it ! i mean there is like enough water (and not cold at all) to chill in the river all day long ! entrance fee is now 34.5 pesos/pers. there are exactly 723 steps. lol. it is better to go between 11 and 3 pm to get as much sun as

possible (since it is down in a canyon). not busy at all. we saw like 2 or 3 groups of people towards the end of afternoon.

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Didn’t camp here but looked nice, no trash, restaurant quesadillas were ok. You can still swim in one of the pools but locals were busy fishing so we didn’t wanna scare away the fish ;)

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100 pesos la nuit de camping en Van + 65 pesos l’entrée aux chutes pour 2. Aucun service à part douche froide, toilettes, pas de wifi, l’endroit est fermé sécurisé la nuit. Nuit noire et très calme. Un restaurant propose de très bon plats locaux des Chiapas et pas cher du tout.
Vous pouvez ensuite descendre les 800 marches qui mènent à la cascade, vraiment un très bel endroit, l’eau est chaude, montez dans la cascade pour une expérience totale. Il vous reste plus qu’à remonter les 800 marches ;)
La piste qui permet de descendre à l’entrée du site en véhicule est par endroit difficile, surtout après le portail en fer. C’est très pentu, étroit et vous devez circuler sur deux bandes de ciments, soyez prudent, ne passez pas une roue au milieu !

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This place was awesome!! Beautiful falls, surprisingly nice bathrooms with cold showers, nice hike down to the falls. Very quiet night for us. Didn’t really notice a lot of trash. Paid 100p to camp and 30 p/p to enter the falls.

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Mid-January, not much water. For me it’s not worth it. Lots of garbage on the campsite. No water in toilets or even to cook. Gate was closed until late morning, I couldn’t get out. Staff didn’t care I had to wait more than 2 hours. Unfriendly guy!

The waterfall is still ok and pretty, but doesn’t live up to the pre-earthquake hype.

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This place is still a gem! After going down the 750 steps you arrive to a nice river. Even if you can see the traces of the last earthquake, if you go to the cascada, you will find it super incredible! You can swim on it, take a shower under the waterfall. You should go! Concerning the road to go, we made it easily with our truck camper, We would just suggest that someone walks down first to stop any possible cars coming from the other way (as the road is steep and small). We stayed one night here with our camper for 163 pesos (100 for camping +32,5 for entrance fee/pp). The owners are not specially welcoming. There are a lot of solar panels to charge your stuff. No phone service. Toilets available for 5p but ask to not pay if you are camping here. Restaurant that we didn't try.

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Even if it was damaged by the earthquakes, its definitely still worth seeing. This spot is pandora on earth.

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Pretty badly hit by the earthquake. It is open and you can camp there, but the waterfall is not what it used to be (I've never seen it before today but it definitely didn't match the descriptions I'm reading here!) A lot of the cliff walls have fallen down, and there is no pool at the base of the falls, so if you want to swim you'd have to swim in the murky brown fast moving river below.

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The road there is pretty rough in the beginning. Almost fell off my bike.
At the gates, did stealth camping in a hammock because they were closed when I arrived (5pm) and I thought 100p was too much to camp. Flat area on the side to pitch a tent. People do come see the sunset there occasionally. Went a monday evening. No one ever showed up.

Gates opened at 10am. The water was very high and brown due to the rainy season. The recent earthquake made part of the falls collapse.They are technically closed but I still went. The falls have a lot fallen rocks and trees. I don't know how long it will take for them to clean it up.

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Nice stay. We paid 165 pesos to stay and hike. As described. Us and one other van camped over night.

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now 32.5 pesos entrance fee, listed on a newer sign at the gate - still worth it!

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Wow. One of the most beautiful places I've ever been! The hike and entry fee are more than worth it. We negotiated 150 pesos to camp for 2 nights. You can camp at the bottom. We didn't, but it would probably be amazing. Feels like you are far from the world in a Jurassic-era canyon. Make sure you walk a short distance to the right when you reach the bottom...there is an incredible turquoise swimming hole with a little cascade flowing into it, and if you stay still in the water a few moments you will be surrounded by thousands of tiny fish!
At night there is no one at all. You have solar lights, flushing toilets, cold shower and running water. There's even a covered area with outlets to charge phones, etc. Don't miss it!

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One of the prettiest place in Mexico.

BEWARE !!! GOT STOLEN. MAKE SURE TO LOCK UP YOUR THINGS WHEN YOU GO DOWN THE 800 STAIRS.

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This place is awesome! Camped two nights and had it all to ourselves. Sunday is the busiest day. If you come during the week, you'll probably be the only ones there. Folks that work there are very friendly. Wanted to hike to a larger falls with Carlos (guide), but logistics didn't allow. Don't pass this by.

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pretty wicked place. It has got big water falls rock climbing across from the water falls and caving. you can climb up the waterfalls in the cave to reach deeper.
we paid 100pesos to camp for 2persons for one night. but stayed an extra few nights at no cost.

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 16.75849, -93.52515

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Be aware is a bumpy ride from the main road. Worth it every second. 724 steps to go up and down. 32 pesos mexicanos. My 5yo kids did it!

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There is a big sign on the entrance saying it's 31 pesos pp. They tried to charge us over asking 35 and then said it's 100 if we want to sleep in our car. We decided not to go as the weather was bad as well. They had several tour groups inside.

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Our first stop in Chiapas and it is going to be hard to beat.

Had the place to ourselves late afternoon and all evening and then returned to the falls to spend half of the following day.

Loved it!

Camping was great. Clean bathrooms with shower, electrical outlets in the communal area.

Still 31 mx per person to enter and 100 total per group to camp.

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We spent New years day at the waterfall! Well worth the stop. 31 pesos per person. Easy flat camping at the entrance. It's a long walk down the 700 steps to the canyon, but the falls are some of the best we have seen. The walk back up is exhilarating to say the least. Cautin, the coordinates tell you to turn right at the "y". Don't follow them. You will see the sign saying welcome to the falls. Continue straight.

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Beautiful canyon with nice waterfalls and sandy river bed. Saw a tent popped down in the canyon, which must be a terrific place to camp. For us normal.car campers they ask for an overpriced 100 MXP/person/night. Whined around a bit and ended up paying 50 MXP.
Showers are an annoying trickle, otherwise nice bathrooms. Restaurant was open. Parking lot nothing special.
Entrance fee 31 MXP/person.

Access road is a bumpy 3km from the highway but no problem in any vehicle.

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Don't expect toooo much. Yes, it's a nice place. Worth to go for a swim on a hot day and chill for a while. And probably it's great to camp down beside the waterfalls. The parking lot itself is nothing special. Didn't stay for the night, but the lady told us camping is free if you sleep in your car. They charge only if you want to stay in the house. No issues to go in and out with a our 24 ft rig.

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This place is stunning! We had a blast hiking down the river with the dog. Did not stay the night. She said it was 100p to camp. paid 31p each to enter. Seems like a decent place to camp. Bathrooms w /a cold shower. We arrived early in the morning, and had enough time to get to the next place so we left.

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Absolutely stunning! We were charged 31 mxn pp to enter, plus 100mxn to camp... But honestly worth every thing. Some of the most breathtaking scenery we ve seen.
The staff leaves at 5ish and locks the gate, does not open the gate until after 8am.

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This was our favourite spot in Chiapas (over Misol-Ha + Agua Azul). We arrived late on Sunday, at 6pm, just praying the gates hadn't closed at 5. Luckily they hadn't and since we were staying to camp we could enter. We enjoyed sunset there + went down again in the morning - had the place entirely to ourselves each time. Great exercise on the way back up! There is a 12km hike to a lower fall but we didn't have time to check it out.

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we paid 31 pesos per person for the entrance and an extra 50 pesos to stay overnight (so 112 pesos in total).
there is a cave and an underground channel and on the other side, if you walk down about 725 stairs, you will reach a gorgeous set of waterfalls you can swim in! like a natural-waterpark! so amazing!
bathrooms cost 5 pesos.

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we paid 31 pesos per person for the entrance and an extra 50 pesos to stay overnight (so 112 pesos in total).
there is a cave and an underground channel and on the other side, if you walk down about 725 stairs, you will reach a gorgeous set of waterfalls you can swim in! like a natural-waterpark! so amazing!
bathrooms cost 5 pesos.

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we paid 31 pesos per person for the entrance and an extra 50 pesos to stay overnight (so 112 pesos in total).
there is a cave and an underground channel and on the other side, if you walk down about 725 stairs, you will reach a gorgeous set of waterfalls you can swim in! like a natural-waterpark! so amazing!
bathrooms cost 5 pesos.

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Were here just before gate closed at five. Paid 100p for vehicle to camp and 30p person for entrance fee. Our rig is 26 feet and we had NO problem with the road at all. One rather tight curve but we had no trouble. Super quiet. No cell service. clean bathrooms with TP.

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Wir kamen zum späten Nachmittag. Sollten für den regulären Eintritt mit Ticket 30 Peso pro Person zahlen, dies wäre o.k. Doch für das Campen im eigenen Fahrzeug verlangte der Einlaß gleich noch einmal 100 Peso ohne Ticket. Auch auf Nachfragen gab es weder ein Ticket für dass Campen oder einen Nachlaß, da lediglich ein WC für den Nachtplatz. Vermutlich sollten die 100 Peso in eine andere Kasse gehen... Sorry, wir fuhren wieder 17 km zurück zum Kinderheim Hogar Infantil und gaben dort gern eine Spende für die Kids in gleicher Höhe.

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The gorgeous waterfalls here are hands down the main attraction. Hike 10 min to the bottom of the canyon and 15-20 min back up to the parking lot. Bring water shoes, and waterproof camera. You'll love it! (Weather permits) Camp at the park's parking lot. 100 pesos per vehicle plus 30 pesos per vehicle per day to enter the park. Flush toilets and cold showers. Restaurant open only weekends and on holidays. No water, electricity or store close by but water can be bought from the person working at the gate. Gate is closed at 5pm and re-open at 7am.

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Beautiful place and really quite at night. Nice toilets and shower. Paid 30pesos entry per person and 100pesos for camping there and slept in our van. You can also sleep in the hammocks for 100pesos.

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Beautiful, quiet place. You can stay up in the parking lot or walk down to the waterfalls to camp. (Highly recommend bringing a tent down to the falls!) $50 per person (and you don't need to pay $150 for someone to watch your car overnight if you decide to camp at the falls) No wifi, electricity, or water hookups but there are bathrooms and a small restaurant.

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must see , took my truck camper 24 ft, low gear , had no problem driving to the Campside , stuff really friendly.

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Absolutely incredible. Must see. Make sure you walk up stream enough to see the second set of falls. Bring aqua socks if you have them, water and snacks as its a great place to hang out for a few hours. Stunning. We drove down in Ford Windstar and dint have any issues with the road. $30mxn each. Camping overnight available for extra fee, or free if you sleep in your vehicle.

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Advise everyone to walk down before you try to drive .. We did make it down in our mini Toyota!! .. Was an amazing experience, the drive down & more over the waterfalls.. Had the place to ourselves.. It's a must to do

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FYI - the gate closes at 5pm so make sure you arrive before then if you want to camp. We were told that the caretaker, Carlos, lives in the neighboring village and he could unlock it. To find him, turn right at the fork in the dirt road instead of left towards the waterfalls.

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Wanted to come here to camp but couldn't make it in time. So we just came here the next morning and we were so glad we did. 30mx/person entry. ~725 steps but so worth it. There is also a restaurant in site, not sure if it's always open. Just checked out the waterfalls before but the signage indicated another waterfall 12km away and an underground river if you have some more time to explore the area. After the gate when the road gets a bit steep there are cement tracks (not sure what to call them) on the road for you to drive on.

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Basically what the others wrote. If you arrive late (past 6 p.m.), Gate is closed and nobody there. 10m before the Gate is a Little pull out where you can park or turn ( small rigs ONLY!!!) a Family came the next Morning around 8:30 a.m. To Open the Gate Again. Keep that in mind.

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We were here on our way down and loved it so much had to hit it up in the way up also... Drive to the end of the road... Last section is a little steep and bumpy but any car can make it, big rigs (MAN/Mog) might want to walk it to see if you'll make it... Paid 30/person to enter and 50 for the rig to camp, 110 total (2 people).

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It is 3 km of Hwy 190. Last section of road is steep and curves. Not for big rigs
Camping is grassy parking area. 30 pesos per person to camp and admission is 70 pesos per person.
You have to walk down about 700-800 steps to reach the bottom of the canyon and walk through river to beautiful waterfalls and sheer cliffs on opposite side. GORGEOUS!!!
We had the whole morning to ourselves on a week day. At night we were on our own too. One of the highlights of our trip.!!!
Partially run by ejido.

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Beautiful! Staying the night gives you the chance to watch the fog rolling off the canyon walls in the morning. A magical place.

The access road is steep and narrow at the end. I wouldn't do it in a class A RV but we made it in an out after rain in a 7m long 2wd 18 tonne truck without any drama.

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