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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:

·    11 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

·    Nine 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 people

·    Rustic dining rooms where meals, composed of traditional dishes, are served

·    Center of environmental learning, and social services offered the local community

·    Nature paths

·    Stores selling food and crafts

·    Small landing strip for twin-engine airplanes

·    Swimming areas in the river

·    Telephone service by satellite

·    Wireless Internet

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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