Chiapas’ Laguna Miramar (1999)

By John Noble From the archives (July 1999) Chiapas, Mexico — Beautiful, pristine Laguna Miramar, 100 kilometers south-east of Ocosingo, is the largest lake in the Lacandon jungle. It is becoming known — and accessible — to the outside world thanks to a successful community ecotourism project by the village whose territory borders its western …

Lagunas de Montebello National Park

Photo: Roberto Llebig, Lago Lagunas de Montebello National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Lagunas de Montebello) is locate in Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, comprising 59 multi-colored lakes in a pine forest and two Maya archaeological sites. It was the first national park in Chiapas when created in 1959, and in 2009 the park was …

Sumidero Canyon

Photo: Rod Waddington, On the river Chiapas – The spectacular, 1-kilometer-deep Sumidero Canyon (Cañón del Sumidero) was the stage for an epic battle between the Spanish and the Chiapanecan Indians, who chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to the invaders. More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building the Chicoasén Dam, …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest), and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

Chiapas

Photo Chiapas is bordered by the states of Tabasco to the north, Veracruz to the northwest and Oaxaca to the west. Video Elsewhere on the Web Chiapas 2010 Parks La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve Sumidero Canyon Lagunas de Montebello National Park Planeta.com México Mexico Links Exploring the Maya World

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Golfinas Publisher’s note: This feature was originally written in the early 2000s and is being updated. Suggestions are welcome. On Chiapas’ southern Pacific coast, the 357,824 acres (144,868 hectares) La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve is a coastal ecosystem of mangrove estuaries, semi-deciduous tropical forest, and seasonally flooded forests. Given the diversity of habitats, …

Palenque Round Table 2017

What’s new from INAH on YouTube? VIII Mesa Redonda de Palenque 2017 – Chan Ch’e’en, EL CIELO Y EL POZO: Sustentabilidad de las ciudades maya VIII Palenque Round Table 2017 – Chan Ch’e’en, THE HEAVEN AND THE WELL: Sustainability of the Mayan cities The VIII Round Table of Palenque was dedicated to the discussion of …