CENTRE LACANJÁ CHANSAYAB
A group of cabins
located in the heart of the Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas
Lacanjá Chansayab is a native community Lacandona located at
the outskirts of the Biosphere Montes Azules (Blue
Mountains) and near the Archaeological Zone of Bonampak.
Here, one finds waterfalls and rivers, and descendants of
the Maya, the ethnic group "Lacandones," who still conserve
their traditions and are faithful guardians of the vestiges
of the great Mayan culture. The zone has a humid, warm
climate with rain all year. The community is located in the
municipality of Ocosingo.
The Lacandon jungle is one of the most significant places
that unveil the biological wealth of Mexico. It has trees of
up to 60 meters of height that serve as home to hundreds of
species of ferns, orchids and bromeliads, in addition to
being a refuge for the diverse species of birds and mammals
that inhabit them.
In this magical and exclusive place one finds the
"Ecotourism Centre Lacanjá Chansayab," where the services of
lodging and restaurant are offered in the middle of a wild
nature, surrounded by lush vegetation.
This zone is ideal for camping, trekking through the forest
visiting the waterfalls of Moctuniha and the archaeological
vestiges of the Mayan culture, swimming, rafting in the
Lacanjá river and observing the flora and fauna. The
trekking is guided by expert natives Lacandones,
connoisseurs of the region, through nature paths into the
exuberant vegetation of the tropical forest.
From the Center it is possible to visit the Archaeological
Zones of Lacanjá and Bonampak and the waterfalls of Las
Golondrinas, in addition, Frontera Corozal is only 40
minutes away, a village where boats depart for visits to the
Archaeological Site of Yaxchilan.
The community of Lacanjá-Chansayab is located on the border
of the northern part of the Lacantún Reserve. This community
is home to the largest number of Lacandones, approximately
754 individuals. Here, lodging is offered and tents can be
pitched. In general, it is the Lacandones themselves who run
the services. Most of the natives working with tourism have
invested their own money while there are some that are
receiving support from governmental institutions such as the
Secretariat of Tourism of the State.
The tourism offer is:
cabins. The cabins have three independent rooms; each one
with two double beds, private bathroom and all the necessary
amenities for a comfortable stay. These cabins are all built
in different areas of the community
rustic cabins: These cabins are inside the forest next to
the Lacanjá river, they are rustic and the bathrooms located
approximately 50 meters from the cabins are shared. The
rustic cabins have beds with mosquito netting and the
necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. There are cabins
with a double bed and cabins with bunk beds for four or six
dining rooms where meals, composed of traditional dishes,
of environmental learning, and social services offered the
selling food and crafts
landing strip for twin-engine airplanes
areas in the river
service by satellite
How to get there?
The Center is located
188 km from Palenque, on Federal Highway 199. On the road
Fronteriza del Sur go to the crossing of San Javier, after
13 km from the crossing you will find the community.
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