Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello

Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello

Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello
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colm12342017
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It is easy to get to the Lagunas from Comitán by collectivo - however, I did experience some challenges getting back.

In Comitán, the collectivos going to the Lagunas have a terminal located on Avenida prof victor m aranda l, just a few addresses south of 2a Calle sur poniente.

You take the collectivo to Tziscao (1 hour) and there you’ll find people offering tours of the lakes on tuk tuks. You can also opt to do things such as going on horses or rafts.

My tour covered 5 of the lakes, although there are more lakes in the park. After that, I requested to be driven the the Chinkultic archaeological site nearby. The total cost was 700 pesos.

The lakes themselves are picturesque and quite tranquil at least when I visited on a Sunday. They can get crowded though. At one of them, you can see across to Guatemala. For me, this was primarily an opportunity to take some pics and enjoy a different climate from other parts of Chiapas.

The Chinkultic site is remarkable and well worth visiting. It’s about 30 minutes drive outside the park.

Leaving Chinkultic, I got the collectivo back to Comitán - or so I thought. The one I got decided to leave me at a stop a short drive away and told me to wait for another one to complete the journey. However, the other collectivos didn’t stop to pick me up as they passed by, I think because they were full. After quite a lot of time waiting and getting worried about my options, a taxi fortunately passed by and took me to Comitán. Based on this, I would counsel some caution if you are also looking to get to Chinkultic - maybe just make sure the collectivo you get there will be going all the way to Comitán (unless you don’t find a certain randomness to the trip, being stuck at the side of the highway and ending up talking to random locals curious as to why a gringo is standing around in the middle of nowhere!)
Written 11 February 2024
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Gitta
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
My review is about the horse abuse at Laguna Montebello. Children were throwing big rocks at the horses. While the adult horse back trail guide was holding one leg of the horse. Bullying the horse and he could not run away. Very awfull, please do not ride horses there.
Written 30 April 2022
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Nicole T
Dominican Republic18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
Beautiful views, local food shops and canoeing. A complete experience for a full day adventure! Recomended
Written 29 July 2021
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Hazel S
115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Went on a private tour. The lakes are spectacular and there are lots of them. Some walking required to go down or up steps. Can’t see all the lakes in an afternoon. Spent about 3 hours driving round exploring different lakes.
Written 4 February 2020
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RickBliss
Amherst, MA12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Other reviews mention that it is hard to find an English-speaking guide to the lakes. No longer! Through our lodging (Caba
ñas Islas De Tziscau), we found Roque Morales Espinosa. Roque, is a friendly, knowledgeable guide to the region who has lived and worked in the United States and is fluent in English. His mobile number is 963-663-35-17; this is a Guatemalan number because there is no Mexican cell service in the area. His landline is 00-502-30-04-70-97. You can also arrange to have Roque as your guide through the Cabañas. Enjoy!
Written 17 January 2020
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Vanessa Philipp... M
75 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
The laguna de montebello is quite boring conpared to everything else amazing that you can do in the area. It feels like they just wanted to create another tour. You arrive and the only thing you can do is to hop on a 200mxn boat tour. Otherwise you just wait for your group to come back from the float since there is nothing else to do. Something you can do if you have a spare day, but definitely not a must see in chiapas.
Written 27 December 2019
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JerryLobo
Pharr, TX54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Hello everyone,

I just got back from Chiapas I was there for 10 days.

Something I wasn't told or hadn't heard about were the Lagunas de Montebello. Intrigued by what we heard, my family and I decided to go. It is down south one hour from the town of Comitan. The drive was safe. This place is definitely worth it! Its a huge national park taken care of by the government. This park consist of many mountains, forests, many lakes, ruins, virgin cenotes, and massive lagoons. The color of these waters are wonderful. Within this park you can go horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, and you can also camp or stay in the cabins. The Guatemala border is just 20 minutes away. The park is huge so I recommend if you have space in your vehicle to get a guide. There are many men posing as guides on your drive to the park. But wait until you enter the park. In the park you will find Oscar, he is a certified guide and has received training. We were so fortunate to have found him. He is extremely nice and very knowledgeable about the parks history and whereabouts. If you are interested he gave us his number I can share that with you, we recommend him a lot! He does not charge anything you will only give him a donation of what you think is fair. Go early! by 6:00pm it begins to darken.
Written 13 November 2019
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BadiaW
Mexico City, Mexico227 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We arrived with good time from San Cristóbal. Unfortunately so did about 7 buses. The place was packed. You were able to take pictures but moving around was very complicated.
Written 30 July 2019
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dellsworh
Comitan, Mexico13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
I've been many times taking guests. The park is divided into a federal side and an Ejido side. The federal side is to the left and perhaps a bit more natural. Sometimes they charge at a booth. But the road is also the principal highway to the Chiapas state SE border with Guatemala. So just say you're going right to Palenque (7 hours) and there is no charge. We usually just do the one at Tziscao. Occasional we take people in the back way from Comitán to the federal side. Just as you enter there by the stream bridge the is an interesting trail taking you to an arch and some caves. The stream comes OUT of the nearby lake and disappears just after the arch into the cave system. In Tziscao it's a bit more interesting. They have all services and you can swim in the lake. At the end there's a pedestrian entrance to Guatemala and some artisan stalls. It's a great picture standing on the line and seeing the divided lake just below. Don't forget to look at the coffee trees growing just behind you. Lagos de Montebello it's a small coffee growing region though hard hit by the La Roya leaf blight.
Written 7 May 2019
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Homero V
Monterrey, Mexico498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This place is worth a visit with wonderful views to the magnificent lakes near the Guatemala border. At least 5 lakes to visit.
Written 17 January 2019
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