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Surroundings

Chiapas

from mountains to the jungle and ocean coasts.

Our center is located in one of the most beautiful and authentic region of Mexico, Chiapas. It is located 15 min from characteristic indigenous town San Cristobal de Las Casas in mountains covered with pine forest on the altitude of 2200m. Here you will enjoy quite atmosphere and  healing power of nature: mountain air, balanced climate throughout the whole year(neither too cold nor too hot) , long walks in the pine forest.

And at the same time before or after your retreat you may easily visit numerous treasures of Chiapas, the region which has Mayan ruines, jungle, lakes, canyon, waterfalls, ocean coasts etc.

 

San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas is the cultural capital of the state of Chiapas where numerous indigenous tribes live side by side with large number of European immigrants. The city has an amazing ambience with plenty of pedestrian zones and cozy cafes/restaurants with live music. Moreover, San Cristobal is the place to try the best Mexican coffee and cacao.

 It is located in a small valley at the altitude 2200m and is surrounded by green mountains and hills with thousands of pine trees. San Cristobal was founded in 1528.San Cristobal is reconigzed as the patrimonio cultural e historico of Mexico because of its hisorical center with its numerous colonial houses and churches.

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Sumidero Canyon

One of the most beautiful natural wonders of Mexico – Sumidero Canyon with slopes reaching as high as 1,000 m (3,300 feet). You can take a breathtaking boat ride along Grijalva river on the bottom of the gigantic canyon and see numerous crocodiles living there..

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San Juan Chamula and Zinacatan

In the indigenous town of San Juan Chamula you'll be able explore the modern life of ancient Maya descendants, Tzotzil tribe. The tribe is very extraordinary especially in the terms of its religious rituals some of which still include a special form of sacrifice. We will visit the main shrine of Tzoztiles, the church of St. John the Baptist. Local religion is a vicious mixture of Catholic faith and ancient paganism. For those who want, it is possible to participate in one of the Tzotzil rituals.

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Cascadas El Chiflon

El Chiflon waterfall Eco-Park is located 70 km from San Cristobal de las Casas. Las Cascadas el Chiflon are a series of cascading waterfalls formed by the San Vicente River as it passes through steep limestone canyons making for a waterfall lover’s paradise. The highest waterfall Velo de la Novia is about 120 m.

 Here you will enjoy a tracking/hiking around the various cascades as well as numerous spots for pick nick and 

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Sima de las Cotorras (Sinkhole of the Parakeets)

A really unique location, this sinkhole is located near the city and is an excellent attraction to see. This sinkhole is 160 meters wide and 140 meters deep, and has plenty of birds and iguanas living in it, as well as its most iconic inhabitants, the green parakeets.

The sinkhole has likely formed out of limestone rocks and the gradual dissolving power of an underground river. On its walls you can see more than 40 rock paintings that anthropologists have dated back to 10,000 years ago by the Zoque people.

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 Lakes Montebello

Lagunas de Montebello, or Montebello Lakes, (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello) is a national park in comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest and two Maya ruins

The main attractions of the national park are its 59 lakes, collectively called the Montebello Lakes. The lakes are famous for their striking colors, which vary due to their different mineral contents, ranging from emerald and turquoise to dark green, and even purple and reddish black. About 15 of the lakes are easily accessible by car or foot.

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Palenque (Archeological Site)

It is one of the most beautiful and amazing Mayan cities. Besides the archeological site itself it's possible to observe the best reproduction of the tomb of the most famous Palenque ruler, Pakal the Great. A short jungle walk will provide you with an opportunity to encounter with some wild species native to the region.

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Waterfalls Roberto Barrios

Amazing watefalls (off the beaten track) situated next to Palenque. Here you may enjoy walks in the jungle and swim in its crystal clear waters.

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Tonina (archeological site)

Scenic mountain drive will take you to archeological site of Tonina. Seldom visited by tourists but very impressive Mayan city with colossal 70-meter high pyramide which can be climbed up to the top.

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Misol Ha waterfall

A beautiful 35-meter Misol-Ha waterfall will give you a chance to take a relaxing swim and get inside the cavern where another hidden waterfall can be found

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Agua Azul waterfalls

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