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Sumidero Canyon is near San Cristobal in the state of Chiapas. It is an awe inspiring canyon whose dramatic cliffs of up to one kilometer high and the river's depth of up to 100 meters deep dwarf anything in its presence. We took a boat ride along part of the canyon which was most enjoyable. Wild monkeys and iguana inhabit the area.

One scene which Andrew and I will never forget was Christmas Tree falls. It was fantastic. The waterfall consists of unusual rock tiers which were covered in green ground cover which looked like think moss, with purple flowers.  During the wet season when the rain fall is heavy, the fall's water looks like snow falling from the bows of a Christmas tree.

Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico

Sumidero Canyon

Christmas Tree Falls, Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico

A boat at the base of Christmas Tree Falls

Christams Tree Falls, Sumidero Canyon, Chipas, Mexico

Christmas Tree Falls

Iguana, Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico
Christmas Tree Falls, Sumidero Canyon, Chiapas, Mexico

an Iguana

The rock tiers forming the falls (pictured from below)

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