"Misol Ha Waterfalls (1)" Palenque Off The Beaten Path Tip by DSwede

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  The Falls of Misol Ha
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  • The Falls of Misol Ha - Palenque
      The Falls of Misol Ha
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  • The path behind Misol Ha - Palenque
      The path behind Misol Ha
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Many people have commented on Misol Ha, but I believe it is worthy of yet another entry. The 30m tall cascades are quite impressive, thundering down into a large pool.

The large pool has some ropes across the rocks indicating where it is possible to swim. The water is cool and refreshing!

If you want, you can follow the path around the back side of the falls and enter the cave or simply see the falls from the other side. To do this, you must traverse on the path behind the falls. The spray and moisture will get you damp, so protect your electronics and cameras. The path is paved and has a handrail for some of it, but the water is free flowing over the top of it. Your shoes will get very wet, so either wear proper footwear or go barefoot. There should be a guide in the small cave who will provide you with a short tour and flashlight. It is free, but be polite and give the man a tip.

The falls are about 19km south of Palenque center. To get there, you can either hire a taxi, take a tour, or if you are driving yourself:
Take Carretera Federal 199 south, while on the highway, the signs are well marked and will take you all the way.

The park will charge ~5pesos to drive down the access road. Once you're at the waterfalls, they will again charge ~10pesos for parking.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 15, 2011
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