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About Metzabok

Metzabok Wildlife Protection Area.  This area protects the ecosystems and natural resources of the territory of the northern Lacandon Maya people; it contains an impressive lag...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Palenque, Chiapas, at 93 Km.

  • Airport

    Villahermosa International Airport 'Carlos Rovirosa Pérez' - Tabasco

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Metzabok is 93 km from the city of Palenque and 105 km from the city of Ocosingo, Chiapas. From Palenque you can get there by taking the bor...

  • Transportation facilities

    To get to Metzabok, a private vehicle is required, as public transportation only arrives at the Metzabok junction.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    In order to visit Metzabok it is necessary to hire local guides, because you have to cross by boat to get to the main attractions. There is ...

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

    Visit to the lakes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $46.23 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

Metzabok in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Long-sleeved shirt, field pants, preferably quick-drying, field boots or tennis shoes, hats or caps are recommended.


Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Internet connection
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas
Family houses

Food service near the PA

It is possible to order food with the families living in Metzabok.

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Palenque, Chiapas, at 93 Km.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$46.23 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

In the town of Metzabok is located one of the three original communities of the Maya Lacandon ethnic group, with uses and customs that are s...

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The cave paintings at Tiznaba Cave, Metzabok viewpoint, Metzabok Lake and Hoton K'ak Lake.

Representative species of PA

Jaguar (Panthera onca), Black Howler (Alouatta pigra), Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis), Red...

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You can see more representative species of Metzabok on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

The consumption of drugs or alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
1. Contributes to conservation
2. Take care of your natural and cult...

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  • PA office address

    Carretera San Cristobal-Yajalón Km. 86, Barrio Lindavista, C.P. 29950, Ocosingo, Chiapas.

  • Phone

    +52 (919) 688 4565

  • Email


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Gobierno de México
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