Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sumidero Canyon (Cañón de Sumidero), Chiapas

More than 3000 of my feet to the river below
As we headed inland from the Pacific side of the isthmus (see map at the bottom) we made a pit-stop in Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Right outside of this large city is a national park containing a 3000'-deep river canyon (Sumidero Canyon). There is a road that climbs to the top of the canyon that we explored via bike. The canyon was so spectacular from above, that we decide to shell out a few bucks ($9 each) for a boat ride through the canyon the next day. It was a cold and cloudy day, but it was still spectacular, and worth the money. Since it was cloudy, our pictures don't do it justice. But, we DID get to see some crocodiles. Our first wild crocodile sighting.

Crocodile in the Sumidero Canyon

Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico

We passed through Tuxtla on our way to San Cristobal de Las Casas where we spent 4 weeks taking Spanish classes.