Day 23: Cañon del Sumiero

Chiapa de Corzo Travel Blog

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boarding the Cañon del Sumidero boats

12 kilometres outside of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, near the village of Chiapa de Corzo, lies the Cañon de Sumidero. A 25 kilometre long canyon which is sealed off by a dam at the northern end.

The resulting reservoir has largely flooded the canyon, so that you can now take nice boat trips through the canyon.

It was stunning. We felt so humble sitting in the tiny little boat sailing in between these massive canyon walls (at one point over a kilometre high). And after each twist came an even more breathtaking view. As we were floating in between these huge canyon wall in our little boat I expected to see a couple of Argonaths after each next turn, but I realised they are in a different country...

The boat trip was somewhat tough. I think the sailor wanted to travel the 70 kilometres that this trip comprises from the village to the dam and back in as little time as possible. So the two 125 HP engines were revved up and our little boat pounded over the waves.

But it was definitely worth the bruises, even if we felt even worse after the trip than we did before.

We decided that it was time for some good, proper food, so we went for a normal restaurant, eating a steak and lots of vegetables, instead of our normal diet local cheapo cheapo Mexican grub.

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boarding the Cañon del Sumidero b…
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Cañon del Sumidero
Cañon del Sumidero
Cañon del Sumidero
Cañon del Sumidero
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our travbuddies on the trip
our travbuddies on the trip
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