Cascadas Agua Azul | Wild Camping

Mexico

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Verified:
10 months ago
Altitude:
226.0 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
Calderescapes

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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This is the parking lot for the tourist park for Agua Azul. Camping is free.
You pay twice to enter the park : 25p per person and 40p per person (kids don't pay) and park in the large lot of the left.
There are pay bathrooms during the day, some are free at the secondary road on the right.
Lots of vendors selling their wares, drinks and food including restaurants.
Great site. Falls are fantastic. and it's a nice half hour walk all the way up the river past lots of little falls.
No cell reception, but you can have free wifi at some restaurants. 15pesos for 3h in the farmacia the bendicion.

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spent the night here, it was a great, quiet spot. nobody approached us to ask for money to spend the night, just lots of kids who were curious and wanted to hang out with us, or who wanted to sell us things (chocolate, bracelets, plantains, etc).

very short walk to the falls. lots of restaurants to choose from if you're hungry!

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Parking in the centre of town for Agua Azul. Absolutely no problems on the drive up from San Cristobal (lots of warnings along the road on here). We arrived just after sunset and didn’t end up needing to pay to get into Agua azul the next day because they give you tickets as you enter the town and they had finished for the day. We arrived just after 7pm. We were going to sleep in the large lot in the centre of town but a kid ran up to us offering camping for 50mxn on some grass with banos so we said yes. He ended up directing us to a grass patch right at the entrance to Agua azul so we got to sleep there with the sounds of the river. We probably could’ve parked there for free but felt it would be rude to say no to paying and park in that spot as it’s only a small amount and we wanted to be friendly to the locals so that overlanders are continued to be welcome there. You can absolutely park in the lot for free though. We felt we had more privacy where we were a little more tucked away.

The entire town felt really safe and friendly and we spent 3 days there (not once paying for Agua azul) and had a great time. Lots of restaurants selling similar things and fairly priced compared to the rest of Mexico. 5 for 40mxn empanadas everywhere are a must try. Some people going around selling bananas and fruit but otherwise come stocked with food and veggies because you won’t find them here. Several public banos around some for 5mxn and I think one was free. Park doesn’t have an open or close time like El Chiflon so you can swim anytime of the day. This was our FAVOURITE spot on Mexico hands down. Truly beautiful. Tours come around 9/10am so enjoy it in the morning to yourself but lots of pools to swim in privacy.

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stayed her in the parking lot by the cascades where all the restaurants are. Used La Cheiba restaurant wifi until it was timed out. I will try another restaurant that does not time out the wifi.
parking entrance fee is 40 pesos to enter Agua Azul town and another 40 pesos for waterfall use. Nice and quiet at night.

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Stayed here one night, absolute calm and ok spot. No one bothered us, we even slept with open backdoor due to the heat.
Place is free! But entrance to the falls is 2 times 40p/p.
Waterfalls are beautyful! It is touristy and you feel it with all the vendors along the river,
BUT after the loneliness of Chiapas we didn’t really mind and the area is huge so you can have a pool niche for yourself for hours. We went up the river the next morning and were swimming and enjoying some pools for 3 hours and didn’t see anyone.
We tried 2 restaurants for dinner and breakfast. We felt like it was good price/value especially with the empanada offers and the locals were happy for having customers. Also late evening walks are nice, because all the shops are closed and all the tours are gone

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very fine to stay here. cascades are just a few hundred meters away and beautifull! quiet at night, there is a guard as well. you are in the middle of the village. but shops and restaurants are closed at 5 or 6.
We paid two times 40 pesos pp.

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Parking en autonomie sur du gazon plusieurs petits restaurants et magasins au en alentour. 120 peso pour l’accès au chute et passer la nuit pour 2 personnes et un VR 24 pied

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You can camp here for free. Really quiet and you are right next to the falls. No reception but you can buy wifi

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We arrived at late noon and stayed for one night at the main, levelled parking lot. We also paid the two fees per person (2x20$), no extra fee for camping. The falls are really nice, good swimming too. A lot of vendors and restaurants along the path to the upper fall. Would avoid weekends.

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Really enjoyed the stay here. It’s very quiet and the falls were not too busy. It’s very nice waking up here and having the waterfalls to ourselves!

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Arrived to Agua Azul around 5.30pm and then camped for free in the parking lot! Very comfortable evening, plenty of flat spots and quiet after dark. Visited the falls the next morning as well, what a deal!

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really beautiful and quiet place. stay 2nights thuesday and wednesday. hupper and lower spot to swin are the Best. children ask for 5pesos multiple time in days.

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we had a great night here (on week day)
locals passing by were all nice and polite
police pickup turning around
lots of space, very Tranquilo. we were expecting the worse so this spot was a good surprise (and free)
the waterfalls are nice, like Roberto Barillos but bigger and more blue, but you can't climb everywhere and all the shops reminds you how touristic it is. anyway we had good times, swimming and jumping in the upper part of the falls.

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Stayed 1 night

Dreamy Agua Azul! Had this on our agenda for a while.

Great to wake up to the falls and have it to yourself before tour buses and combis come!

No cell signal- WiFi for sale at local tiendas in the car park

ENJOY it’s beauty!

* Side note *
We FOR SURE crashed our DRONE here... It flew away and never came back. Super strange situation as it did not return to home point. Our time will forever be tainted, had trouble with connections in this areas could be our drone but the locals said that the same thing had happened to two other people RECENTLY. Be careful if you’re a pilot!! Someone found our drone all mangled and asked for $ for finding it...

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somos viajeros en moto .Estuvimos acampando en el la zona del estacionamiento y nadie nos pidió dinero por estar ahí .
Pasamos la noche tranquilos sin problemas. Hay baños cerca pero cobran algo así de MXN 5 por cada vez que lo usen.

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Just be careful, a local has come to claim 50 pesos... don't give it... is free

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Yes,we already paid twice- 25p.p & 40p.p; no camping fee; we parked at the big parking lot; the night was calm until 5 a.m when some locals? drive by with loud music for more then an hour;
it's very touristic there and after the last rainy days the river/ the falls were muddy brown and not blue- so we wasn't so much impressed and left after one day

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We had to pay twice. 25 pesos per person at the first check and 40 pesos per person at the second check. I expected only 50 pesos each, like all the stories before, but even with arguing I couldn't change a thing.

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A estrada de Palenque até as Cachoeira está em boas condições e sem bloqueio de pessoas. Pagamos $50,00 pesos por pessoa para entrar, o local é ótimo para acampar e pode ficar quantos dias quiser. Seguro e tranquilo

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Lugar super tranquilo, el predio es enorme y la gente local sumamente amable. Las cascadas son muy bonitas, ideal para pasar varios dias!!!

Super quiet place, the property is huge and the local people extremely friendly. The waterfalls are very beautiful, ideal to spend several days!

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Beautiful place. 40pesos per person to enter park, and free to camp. Maps.me may take the route that bypasses the second ticket ‘arch’, but you do, and should, pay. The first ticket booth was closed.

Grassy area seemed more level, towards the basketball court.

Great place to take a dip after a sweaty drive...

However, if it has rained in the last two days, it’s a muddy torrent, and while still a spectacle, not nearly as nice and can’t swim in it. Try to check the weather first if possible

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I didn’t planned to stay overnight, but when we arrived the beauty was SO breathtaking that we decided to sleep on the parkinglot and really enjoy a long dat there... felt a bit strange after 6pm with EVERYBODY gone, but also safe... it’s a fun expierence -> I highly recommand iT :-) Take in concideration -> baños everywhere , but after 6pm they’re ALL closed and you’ll have to pie behind a tree :-D take food for the night, nothing is open then!

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We arrived at the waterfalls and were blown away by the beauty of the place! You need at least a whole day to enjoy and wander, swim and relax... so we asked and could stay on the Parking for free... felt really safe! Do iT!!!!!

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At the entrance to "town" you pay 40 peso pp. overnight parking on the big central grass field is included. There are picnic tables and surprisingly trash bins. police checks the area frequently. multiple banos ( 5 pesos ) surrounding the area ( the blue house has clean ones ) but they close at night.

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We spent one night here without problem. They doesnt charge any extra fee

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Lovely falls. Decent camping in the main car park. Large open area with shade from the trees. We didn’t pay anything to camp, just the 40 peso entry pp.

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Arrived here at around 7pm. Parked on the lot a man came to sell us the tickets. We paid 40 Pesos / person. He said staying in our Van here is included. Also entrance fee for the next day. Night was good and quiet!

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They now seem to be charging a fee for parking overnight in the main lot too.
3 men came up to us (same men who work at the entrance) and said it was 50 to park overnight.
They said they had a vigilante at night so we happily paid. Not sure if it was true or not but we felt really safe here at night!

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40 pesos par personne l’entrée au site, camping GRATUIT. Attention il y a 2 péages, seul le premier est payant, le second check votre billet. Ombre ou soleil, au choix et espace vert pour se garer. Aucun service à part toilettes payantes. Pas de wifi gratuit (possible dans un restaurant pour 25 pesos de l’heure).
Calme la nuit, on se laisse bercer par le bruit des chutes. Des dizaines de restaurants et stands de souvenirs. N’hésitez pas à monter pour vous baigner tranquillement, beaucoup moins de monde et l’eau est plus claire.

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Spent the night here. Entry was 30 pp, toilets are 5 and regaderas (showers) 10. We didn't use the showers but they are probably cold and dirty, judging from the outside.

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Didn’t feel super safe here. It was very dark at night and we were told we could safely park in the parking lot over night. However when my husband went outside around 9pm (our roof had a leak so he was seeing if there was a safe haven from the rain), a man came out from right behind our motorhome as if he was at our bikes. He claimed he was the police. He smelled strongly of booze and wore plain street clothes. He did ha e a radio/walkie talkie but was quite sketchy. Wouldn’t recommend this place as we didn’t feel safe. Nothing happened to us but not a good feeling.

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impec pour une nuit et une petite baignade , pas hésiter à grimper en amont de la rivière , beaucoup de moins de monde et l'eau est plus clair .

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Beautiful cascade worth visiting. Slept on the parking lot for free. Few large buses visit daily so it very accesible to big rigs.

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Parking lot at falls. LOTS of locals trying to sell stuff here. The falls are more brown than blue. Big rigs no problem to camp, but the road in from the main present trouble for long units (tight switchbacks).
Fairly noisy as you're camping in a little Puebla... Dogs, kids, etc.

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We arrived hoping to tent camp, however it is rainy season and Agua Azul camping was a muddy mess. No privacy, all camp spotswide open to public view. We opted to get a cabana, which are overpriced. After negotiation we paid 225 pesos for a room that smelled horribly of sewage. Also, the waterfalls were more brown due to rainfall so best to plan your trip when it's not rainy season.

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Paid fee for park and toll road but camping is free. Many food vendors. Were allowed to use restroom in empty cabana but no working light fixtures so dark even during day. Heavy smell of sewage when we were in camping area #2.

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hay q pagar 40 pesos por persona + 20 pesos persona por uso d la carretera.
despropósitos con el turista.

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stayed there for the night after visiting the cascadas, quiet at night, safe

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40 pesos/ea, not too busy today but quite touristy. Stunning spot with many pools to explore. Go behind the falls at the main pool :)

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We paid 30 pesos/person for the entrance. We assume that the fee changies on weekends.

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we arrived here after 10 but the night guards were very nice and showed us the parking lot. we payed the next morning only the entrance fee of 40 pesos per person.

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This is the parking lot for the tourist park for Agua Azul. camping is free. You pay to enter the park: 40p per person and park in the lot of the left. there are pay bathrooms during the day. Lots of vendors selling their wares, drinks and food including restaurants. great site. falls are fantastic. and it's a nice half hour walk all the way up the river past lots of little falls. no Wi-Fi or cell reception.

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