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ECOTOURISM CENTRE
CAUSAS VERDES LAS NUBES
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ECOTOURISM CENTER CAUSAS VERDES LAS NUBES
An Ecotourism Center considered the paradise of Chiapas with 26 cabins, located in Maravilla Tenejapa, Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas

The Ecotourism Center Causas Verdes Las Nubes (the Clouds,) is one of the most successful ecotourism center of Chiapas and it is a natural wonder in the middle of the Lacandon Jungle, in the municipality of Maravilla Tenejapa. The center is located 120 kilometers (three hours) from Comitan de Dominguez and 50 km from the Guacamayas, by the carretera Fronteriza (border highway.) This ecotourism center has as a main attraction the powerful Santo Domingo river that forms diverse waterfalls of turquoise color and that offers excellent, strong currents for rafting. When arriving, the visitor is met by the impressive turquoise color of the water, deriving from the dissolution of lime rock and carbonate calcium; and enormous amounts of nutrients from algae and other microorganisms.

The Santo Domingo river is one of the greater branches of the river Jataté. Throughout its course, several waterfalls are formed, which render spectacular beauty to this Southeastern part of Mexico. A journalist pointed out, that this is "without doubt a wonderful place, and after you see it once, its image never leaves your mind." The river narrows in many places for later to emerge in high waterfalls, an image that will leave any traveler astonished. The zone in which the Santo Domingo River is found has a humid and warm climate with abundant rains in summer.

Most of the inhabitants of the municipality Maravilla Tenejapa are native Indians and speaking one tongue only, they are predominantly Tzotziles and Tzeltales. The cooperative or ejido of Las Nubes was created by a presidential resolution in 1980. It is located in a well-known region of the Lacandon Jungle and has 276 inhabitants. The ejido Las Nubes has been working for more than five years with ecotourism, based on the principles of cooperative organization and the handling and conservation of natural and cultural resources and the preservation of the environment.

The landscape surrounding Las Nubes is simply gorgeous, a scenery of tall hills that are not suitable for farming or houses, leaving the landscape intact. Here, one finds diverse varieties of flowers, such as: Begonias, orchids known as the flower of May and gigantic trees characteristic of a tropical forest. Moreover, there are birds such as the toucan, water ducks, herons and kingfisher, only to mention some species.

The center is ideal for trekking, swimming, camping and the enjoyment of the flora and fauna.

Tourist services:

·    Restaurant

·    26 cabins

·    Palapas

·    Paths

·    Bathrooms

·    Hammocks area

·    Parking

·    Ecological footpaths spanning 1800 hectares in the Lacandona Jungle

·    A viewpoint “Vista Hermosa,” the highest place where visitors can arrive

·    The scenic spot “Vista Hermosa,” the highest point for visitors to enjoy the view

The cabins and the services have been constructed respecting and protecting the nature and creating a minimum of ecological impact in the zone. There is particular awareness, that the Santo Domingo river is completely non-polluted, and its water is used for human consumption.

The cabins have a double bed and an individual bed, a complete bathroom There are rules for the recycling of garbage and when all lights are to be extinguished. This is in order to save energy and not to disturb the night animals of the region. Also, it is prohibited to collect plants and to use the footpaths after ten o’clock at night. Breaking these rules will result in fines.

The center has wireless Internet, but there is no television or telephones.

Restaurant:
In the restaurant one can enjoy of a pleasant atmosphere, as well as of delicious regional dishes prepared with care.

How to get there?
Located at 120 km from Comitan de Dominguez, on the Pan-American Highway 190 and then to the Southern Frontier Highway (carretera Fronteriza del Sur) going towards the Ejido Jerusalen. Then, there are 13 km (7.8 miles) of dirt road leading to the ejido Las Nubes, and from there, 20 minutes to reach the first waterfall and the Las Golondrinas suspension bridge. The adventure increases from this point on, offering three options: To go to the Causas Verdes waterfall, the Selva Loma Bonita path, and the Santa Margarita lookout, a favorite of rock-climbers.


For prices, reservations, availability and bookings, please contact us at: visit@luxuriousmexico.com

       

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Ç Chiapas, Maravillas Tenejapa, Las Nubes, Causas Verdes Cabins 1 - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0406
  Chiapas, Maravilla Tenejapa, Causas Verdes Las Nubes Ecotourism Center, Cabins
Ç Chiapas, Maravillas Tenejapa, Las Nubes Falls - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0406
  Chiapas, Maravilla Tenejapa, Causas Verdes Las Nubes Ecotourism Center, Waterfalls
Ç Chiapas, Maravillas Tenejapa, Las Nubes Falls 1 -  Photo Secretaria de Turismo de Chiapas
  Chiapas, Maravilla Tenejapa, Causas Verdes Las Nubes Ecotourism Center, Waterfalls
Ç Chiapas, Maravillas Tenejapa, Las Nubes Falls 6 - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0406
  Chiapas, Maravilla Tenejapa, Causas Verdes Las Nubes Ecotourism Center, Waterfalls
Ç Chiapas, Maravillas Tenejapa, Las Nubes, swimming in the Santo Domingo River - Photo by German Murillo-Echavarria 0406
  Chiapas, Maravilla Tenejapa, Causas Verdes Las Nubes Ecotourism Center, swimming in the Santo Domingo River

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