If you are looking for how to visit the Clouds in Chiapas, this guide is what you need.
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Índice de contenidos
- 1 Las Nubes Ecotourism Center Chiapas
- 2 How to get to Las Nubes Chiapas
- 3 How much does it cost to visit the Chiapas Clouds?
- 4 When to visit Las Nubes Waterfalls Chiapas
- 5 What to do in Las Nubes Chiapas
- 6 Where to Eat
- 7 Where to Sleep
- 8 Tips for visiting the Chiapas Clouds
- 9 Sightseeing near Las Nubes Chiapas
Las Nubes Ecotourism Center Chiapas
In case you don’t know what the Chiapas Clouds are, here we explain it to you.
Within the Lacandon jungle there is an ecotourism center named Las Nubes Chiapas.
This ecotourism center was born from the impressive effect created by the current of the Santo Domingo River as it cascades into a waterfall. The force of the water flutters in the torrent of the fall and its white color resembles clouds.
In short, the waterfalls of the ecotourism center and the natural effects of these waterfalls resemble clouds and that is why it has been named as the ecotourism center Las Nubes.
How to get to Las Nubes Chiapas
Where are the Chiapas clouds located?
Las Nubes Chiapas is located in the municipality of Maravilla Tenejapa. 272 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez and 120 km from the city of Comitán; in this ejido, indigenous people of the Tzotzil and Tzeltal groups live together.
To get to this natural reserve you have three options: by car, public transportation or tourist services.
The best way to get to the Chiapas Clouds
Due to the complexity of the road we recommend using this tourist service to get there: Excursion to the Clouds Chiapas.
This is the safest option, it includes your access, the transfer from your hotel and back and a guide.
It is important to know that the most convenient way to visit the waterfalls is to take the excursion from San Cristobal.
There is also an excursion from Tuxtla but it is more expensive and takes longer to get there.
How to get there by car
If you own a car, here’s what you should know:
- To get there take highway 307 Palenque-La Trinitaria and, passing Jerusalem and Gallo Giro, you will be at your destination.
- The best thing to do is to save the GPS route in your cell phone to use it offline and take you to this ecotourism place.
One of the reasons why we recommend using the Excursion to the Clouds Chiapas is because the road is in very bad condition and the last stretch is dirt road.
How to get there by public transportation
It is not advisable to get to Las Nubes this way, it is quite complicated and takes too much time. Anyway, here is some information:
- In Comitán there are a number of trucks that leave at different times and arrive in 4 to 5 hours.
- You will have to go to Montebello Lakes, ask the driver where you can get off to go to the Chiapas Clouds.
- The driver will probably drop you off at a crossroads where you will have to wait for a motorcycle cab to take you to the ecotourism center.
How much does it cost to visit the Chiapas Clouds?
Here is a list of the costs you should consider if you want to visit the waterfalls of this place.
Las Nubes Chiapas Costs
- Entrance fee: $30 pesos per person (1.5 dollars).
- Palapa rental per day: $50 pesos ($2.5 dollars approximately) You can organize your own food on site. For this there is a palapa area with its own grill.
- Rafting: $1500 pesos ($35 dollars) from 2 to 5 persons
- Complete packages: $1600 pesos ($30 dollars). These vary and may include guided hikes, visits to the caves, and overnight stays in cabins.
- Camping: $100 pesos per person ($5 dollars). You will need to bring your own tent and equipment.
- Price of food: Consider about $150 pesos ($7.5 dollars) per person.
- Travel costs: If you use your own car you should consider about $1500 pesos for gasoline.
When to visit Las Nubes Waterfalls Chiapas
The hours of the chiapas clouds are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m:
It is best to arrive early to enjoy the whole day.
Although it will always be hot, the best weather is from November to February.
Rainy season: Avoid going from June to October, with the rain the water turns brown instead of blue and you can’t swim.
High season: If you don’t like crowds, avoid going on weekends, long weekends or vacations, especially Easter.
Avoid going from June to October, these months are rainy season.
Swimming is not allowed during this period and the colors of the waterfalls cannot be appreciated as in other months.
What to do in Las Nubes Chiapas
One of the most beautiful attributes of Las Nubes, Chiapas, is that there is room for everyone. Are you an adventurer? There are extreme sports.
Do you want something quiet? Swim in the natural pools, watch the waterfalls and enjoy a good meal.
Do you want new experiences? Spend the night in nature. Believe it, for sure, you will find something according to your tastes.
Here’s what you can do in Las Nubes Chiapas
Visit Las Nubes Waterfalls Chiapas
In the Las Nubes ecotourism center you can visit the Las Golondrinas waterfalls.
These are the waterfalls that have made this place famous since they are the ones that resemble clouds. They also stand out because all kinds of birds live in their hollows.
It is beautiful to visit this waterfall at sunrise or sunset when the birds fly in complete synchrony over the falls.
Taking pictures at the Suspension Bridge
Another thing worth doing in Las Nubes Chiapas is to cross the suspension bridge.
We recommend taking the time to take amazing pictures and admire the spectacular scenery.
Visit the Mirador Vista Hermosa
To reach the Mirador you must walk a path of approximately 800 meters (uphill). The view from this viewpoint is very beautiful and therefore the effort you will make to get there is completely worth it.
The tour is also worthwhile because it allows you to admire much of the fauna and flora of the place. With a little luck you will be able to observe macaws and toucans.
Enjoy the natural pools
In addition to admiring the scenery and taking incredible photos, you can also swim here.
This place has a natural spa that has formed around the ecotourism center and which can be enjoyed during your visit.
Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!
Where to Eat
Las nubes ecotourism center has its own restaurant. Local dishes and a general menu are available.
Restaurant prices are as follows:
- Breakfast: $100 pesos
- Meals $150 pesos.
The ecotourism center has barbecue grills and allows access to food so you can bring your own food.
Where to Sleep
If you do not have your own or rented car to reach this place, our recommendation is to stay in San Cristobal de las Casas and use the Excursion to the Clouds from San Cristobal.
Hotels in Las Nubes Chiapas
If you have a car and want to stay at Las Nubes you have 2 options:
- Cabañas en las Nubes Chiapas: $1,000 pesos per night, for up to 4 people.
- Camping area: $100 pesos per person. Includes bathrooms and showers.
There are no hotels as such.
To stay near Las Nubes Chiapas
You can rent cabins in Tzisco, a village in the Montebello Lakes that is approximately 2 hours from the ecotourism center Las Nubes bes Chiapas.
Or the other option is to stay at the Guacamayas cabins.
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Tips for visiting the Chiapas Clouds
Here are some tips to make the most of your visit
Wear comfortable, lightweight, non-cotton clothing. This type of fabric tends to get quite damp, and in the face of year-round humidity it can become uncomfortable. Also, if you want, use your swimsuit as part of your aquatic clothing and footwear to avoid slipping.
Carry all necessary cash. We are in the jungle, there are no ATMs or much technology available for miles around. Budget well and carry what you need.
Bring everything you need with you. Access to Las Nubes is complicated, so there are no stores or places where you can do last minute shopping.
Here it is very common to spend vacation periods enjoying all these sites. If you come in high season, prices can double and demand increases. There are more people and the place fills up. Take it into account for your visit.
Put the phone down for a while. The signal is lousy, seriously. But you can hire a local wireless Internet service for $20($1 dollar) pesos per hour. We recommend that it be for very specific cases. It’s okay if you are offline for a while.
Take care of the site and facilities. In the end, it belongs to everyone and the more we take care of these sites, the longer we will be able to enjoy them.
Now you know everything you need to know about Las Nubes, Chiapas.
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