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El Chiflón Waterfalls

If you want to visit the famous El Chiflón or Velo de Novia waterfalls, this definitive guide will be of great help.

Here we share with you the prices you should consider, schedules, how to get there, tips and how to make the most of your visit.

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Let’s dive into the definitive guide to the Chiflón waterfalls.

How to get to El Chiflón Waterfalls

Where are the waterfalls and the chiflón? The waterfalls are located within the San Cristobalito Ejido, in the municipality of Tzimol, in Chiapas.

The easiest way to get to the waterfalls is to hire an excursion that includes transportation. These are our recommendations:

How to get to El Chiflón waterfalls by public transport

To get to the chiflón from Tuxtla Gutierrez:

  1. Take a bus from the ADO terminal to Comitán de Domínguez, with departures practically all day long.
  2. On the main boulevard of Comitán de Domínguez you will find buses that take you to Tzimol.
  3. The exact location of the waterfalls is between the municipality of Pujitic and Tzimol, only 24 kilometers from Tzimol.

If you decide to use public transportation, calculate your time well to make it worthwhile.

How much does it cost to visit El Chiflón Chiapas?

Entrance fee to El Chiflon waterfalls

The Ecotourism Center is divided into two zones, the right trail and the left trail. Here is a breakdown of the prices:

Prices Bridal Veil (left path):

  • Price of admission to Chiflon waterfalls: $50
  • Zipline photo: $70
  • Single zip line: $200
  • Cabin: From $420 in low season.
  • Camping: $50
  • Parking: Free of charge

Prices El Chiflón (right trail):

  • Price of admission to Chiflon waterfalls: $50
  • Zipline upstream: $200 (Best view).
  • Zipline downstream: $ 150
  • Zipline middle section: $150
  • Zipline photo: $150
  • 3 zip line package: $450
  • Cabin: From $500 in low season.
  • Camping: $35 pesos per person.
  • Parking: Free of charge

To visit the Chiflón waterfalls we recommend using one of these 2 excursions:

These excursions include a guide, round trip transportation and allow you to visit 2 important places in Chiapas in only 1 day.

Cabin Costs

In case you want to stay at the ecotourism center, these are the prices:

  • Single: $600-$700, 1 queen size bed.
  • Double: $800-$900, 2 double beds.
  • Duplex: $900-$1,000, 2 double beds per floor.
  • Triple: $1,200-$1,300, 3 double beds per floor.

All cabins have private bathrooms and hot water.

Food prices

The ecotourism center has a restaurant, cafeteria and even barbecue grills.

In the town near the waterfalls there are restaurants such as La palapa de Modín, Sabores de Comitán or Casa Nevarez. In all of them you will enjoy very well prepared and fresh food.

  • Cost of food inside the waterfalls: Consider $200 pesos per person.
  • Cost of food outside the waterfall: Consider $150 pesos per person.
  • Food if you hire an excursion: Consider $150 pesos per person.

When to Visit Chiflón Waterfalls


You can visit the waterfalls:

  • Monday to Sunday: 07:30 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.

Best season

The best time to visit El Chiflón Chiapas is from November to February.

The weather is much more pleasant during these months and the heat is less intense.


Avoid the months of June to October, swimming in the waterfalls is difficult because the rain increases the level of the river, the water becomes turquoise and its turquoise tone turns brown.

Weekends, long weekends and holidays, especially during Holy Week, are dates when Chiflon Chiapas is saturated.

What to see in Chiflón Chiapas

El Chiflon Waterfalls Chiapas

In this place, fun is guaranteed. You will be surrounded by extensive vegetation, warm and crystalline waters that resemble the sky, where you can immerse yourself and feel the relief and calm that these waters provide.

Let’s start by getting to know the waterfalls:

Velo de Novia Waterfall Chiapas

This is the most important and representative waterfall of the place, it is 120 meters high and can be seen from the road. This waterfall can be visited from both trails (right and left).

The left trail has a panoramic view of the waterfall, ideal for capturing its grandeur and visualizing the pools where it ends.

On the right side the waterfall can be seen up close, the closeness is so close that the pure breeze is enough to leave you soaked.

El Suspiro Waterfall

This is the first waterfall you will find in Chiflón Chiapas. You cannot swim in this waterfall and the right trail has a better view than the left.

Angel Wing Waterfall

This waterfall is a worthy representation of a fairy tale.

On the right side you cannot swim; however, the view of the waterfall is spectacular.

From the left side the view is also spectacular; however, the left trail has the advantage in this waterfall since it is possible to swim from here.

Rainbow Waterfall

To get to this waterfall it is necessary to walk a steep trail, no matter which side you visit it from. The good news is that it is worth the effort.

What makes this waterfall special and the reason why it was given the name rainbow is because it forms a multicolored arch over its pool.

Quinceañera Waterfall

This is the fifth and last waterfall of the Chiflón. Apart from being a spectacular waterfall, it stands out for having a viewpoint with a view of the entire valley.

As it is usually a waterfall that not all tourists choose to visit, it is much easier to encounter the local fauna.

You will have to climb about 970 steps to reach this waterfall.

What to do at El Chiflón Waterfalls

Swimming in Natural Pools

Immerse yourself in the pools that have formed naturally and enjoy the tonalities that the water has to offer.

Explore nature at night

At night you can get into nature and its sounds that emerge from the darkness. Look for this activity with a guide.

Taking incredible photographs

El Chiflón waterfalls has excellent viewpoints that will leave your mouth open to the beauty of the views it offers.

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Other activities you can do

  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Jump off the zipline
  • Rappel.

Tips for your visit

  • Wear a bathing suit and appropriate shoes.
  • The right trail is like being inside the waterfalls. The left trail has more panoramic views.
  • During high season, such as Easter, long weekends and vacations, access is limited and prices tend to increase.
  • Use sunscreen and biodegradable repellents.
  • There are no lifeguards, nor is there access for strollers or wheelchairs.

Where to Sleep

If you are wondering where to stay to visit the Chiflón Chiapas waterfalls, here is our answer:

From our point of view, the best option is to stay in San Cristobal de las Casas and visit the waterfalls from here using your own car or booking the Tour to Lagunas de Montebello and Cascada el Chiflón.

These are the lodgings we recommend in San Cristobal

Hotel Bo

Hotel Bo San cristobal de las Casas

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Ideal for couples and travelers looking for a luxury option

Mansion del Valle

Hotel Mansion del Valle San Cristobal

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We highly recommend it for couples, families and tourists in general.

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El Chiflón has 1, 2 and even 3 bedroom cabins, so you can stay directly on site if you wish. If you choose this option, it is advisable to bring your own food.

Camping is also possible: On both trails there are camping areas with restrooms and showers, the cost per night ranges from $45 pesos to $80 pesos.

Where to eat

If you use one of the excursions mentioned above, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant during your tour.

El Chiflón ecotourism park also has restaurants offering Mexican snacks and regional dishes. You will also be able to find food places near the entrance of the waterfalls.

Tourist attractions near Chiflón