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Velo de Novia

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The waterfall Velo de Novia in the park of del Chiflon

The watefall El Velo de Novia, one of four waterfalls in the El Chiflón


If you are a nature lover and you like adventures, you cannot miss visiting the Velo de novia ecotourism center, located in the municipality of Tzimol, in the state of Chiapas. This place offers you the opportunity to admire one of the most impressive waterfalls in Mexico, with a height of 120 meters, which is formed by the bed of the San Vicente River. The name bridal veil is due to the fact that the waterfall has the shape of a delicate white lace that contrasts with the green of the vegetation.

But the bridal veil waterfall is not the only attraction of this ecotourism center. Here you can also enjoy other smaller waterfalls, such as Sigh and Angel Wing, which form natural turquoise pools, ideal for cooling off and swimming. In addition, you can walk the trails that take you through a forest full of orchids, bromeliads, sabines, sapodilla and cedars, where you can observe the local fauna, such as birds, butterflies and reptiles. You can also explore a little-known archaeological area, where it is presumed that there are vestiges of an ancient civilization.

If you're looking for adrenaline, the Velo de Novia ecotourism center also offers activities such as mountain biking, zip lining, and scenic viewpoints. And if what you want is to relax and disconnect from stress, you can stay in one of the 12 cabins that have all the services, or camp in an area designated for this. You can also taste the regional and national dishes prepared in the on-site restaurant, or buy typical crafts in the store.

The Velo de novia ecotourism center is open every day of the year, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The entrance fee is 50 pesos per person, and the cost of the activities varies depending on the option chosen. To get to the place, you can take federal highway 190 from Tuxtla Gutiérrez or San Cristóbal de las Casas to Comitán, and then take the detour towards Tzimol. The ecotourism center is located about 20 kilometers from this town.

Don't think twice and come and see this wonderful place that will make you feel in contact with nature and history. The Velo de novia ecotourism center awaits you with open arms to give you an unforgettable experience.