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Lagos de Montebello

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Address: Panamerican Hwy, Mexico
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USD 116.00*
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Montebello Lake Tour from San Cristobal de las Casas
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Day Trip to Lagos de Montebello
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El Chiflón Waterfalls and Montebello Lagoons Day Trip

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A long drive to get there but worth it

Alpine forest, multi lakes, incredible views. The water in each lake is multi colored -blues, greens, gold. Clean and pure. The highlight was paddling a Huck Finn-like log raft... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Roy N
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Alpine forest, multi lakes, incredible views. The water in each lake is multi colored -blues, greens, gold. Clean and pure. The highlight was paddling a Huck Finn-like log raft to an island filled with orchids. Thought it would be kitschy but found it awesome. Dress warm, changeable weather. Great trip

2 Thank Roy N
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We took a bus from Chiapas to Comitan then a collectivo (local shared van) ourself to Lago de Montebello. It was quite an adventure because it's not indicated where to take this collectivo from Comitan, we asked around and finally found it. We stayed at Tzicao Ecovillage, they are very friendly and they even upgraded our chalet in front of... More 

2 Thank petitpuce
Istanbul, Turkey
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We didnt really know what to expect as the informations about the area were scarce. From Komitan, which is by the way a very nice, un-touristic and overlooked city, we took a collectivo which dropped us just at the main road, around 2 kms from Cinquo Lagos which is the highlight of rhe lake district. At the crossroad you'll meet... More 

1 Thank benoithanquet
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

The Montebello lakes are pretty close to Guatemala so it take a while to get there but it totally worth it, it is a beautyful plase the water in all the lakes is blue also you can taste this traditional dish make of chesse, beans, chorizo and chilli cooked in platano leafs, the chocolat its aswsome too, you cant leave... More 

Thank Nadia S
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

If you are visiting Chiapas this is well worth a visit. We had our own car so we made our own way. The lakes are not all together so you have to be prepared to walk or drive a little. The views are stunning, displaying various shade of blue, tranquil water. There are also plenty of birds to see there... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Get bit warmer clothes, but dont get disappointed if the sun disappears for a while, it comes back in regular frequency and does no rain (outside rainy season). So you can swim as well. 5 lakes in price. Rafting or canoeing is nice. English speaking guides are rare, we found one by accident (Pancho +50232226593 Guatemala phone no as this... More 

Thank Zdenal
San Jose, United States
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

These are amazing and breath taking views of lakes. The variety of water and serenity of these tranquil waters. The colors of the lake change in a peaceful an charasmatic decent. A must to visit all the lakes one by one.

Thank Jairo M
Pomona, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We took a chance to visit Lagos de Montebello on a clear day in San Cristobal de las Casas but cloudy and drizzly at the lagos. Even though we were unable to admire the various hues in the water, for which they are known for, we still loved the beauty of each lago (lake). We didn't cross into Guatemala because... More 

1 Thank ESTELA E
Kelowna, Canada
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112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Hired a guide at the park gate for $100 pesos. Be prepared to pay not only the park fee, guide fee (if applicable) but an additional fee for the lagos. Unfortunately, we didn't have a clear day - low cloud, rainy and cold. We did buy some warmer clothes and souvenirs here - extremely reasonable prices compared to other stops.... More 

Thank mslouwho
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Expect to do a lot of walking...lol defenitly recommend taking the paddle boat ride, it's fun! Also the crossing into Guatemala is pretty neat, expect kids to recite poems to all the women...lol

1 Thank Vicente L

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