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Cañón del Usumacinta

Chiapas and Tabasco

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About Cañón del Usumacinta

Cañón del Usumacinta Wildlife Protection Area.  The mighty Usumacinta River, which carries rainwater from Guatemala and the Lacandon Tropical Forest of Chiapas, crosses this protected area...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Ciudad de Tenosique, at 10 Km.

  • Airport

    Villahermosa International Airport 'Carlos Rovirosa Pérez' - Tabasco

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    You can arrive from Villahermosa by federal highway 186 to Escarcega, 140 km away, take the junction of federal highway 203 to the municipal...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private buses, cabs and foreign routes.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    State highways, two marked trails that can be traveled by vehicle, rural roads and a waterway along the Usumacinta River.

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  • Schedules

    Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $46.23 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

Cañón del Usumacinta in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Visit the Protected Area during the dry season and during festivals and regional fairs.
  • We recommend appropriate clothing for hot climates, appropriate footwear according to the activity, insect repellent, hat or cap.


Services within the PA

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

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Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Local community clinic
Market / Super Market
Telephony signal in the locality (Ros...

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Nearest locality to the PA

Ciudad de Tenosique, at 10 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.

More about Cañón del Usumacinta

Interesting facts

The word Usumacinta comes from Nahuatl: ozomatli, 'monkey'; diminutive-reverential, tzin; 'land', tlal; 'land or place of monkeys'. The Usu...

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The Corregidora Ortiz ejido has cabins and interpretive trails. The tourist stop in San Carlos, place where the bridge called Boca del Cerro...

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Representative species of PA

Jaguar (Panthera onca), Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii), Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Keel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratu...

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You can see more representative species of Cañón del Usumacinta on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Register when entering the Protected Area.
2. Give notice of the activities to be carried out for safety and in case of emergency. <...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 26 #187 Colonia Luis Gómez Zepeda, Tenosique, Tabasco. C.P. 86901.

  • Phone

    +52 (934) 342 1253

  • Email

    Without information

PA social networks
Gobierno de México
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