Lagunas de Montebello: The National Park was created on December 16th, 1959, to conserve the soil, forests and lakes of this place and build a touristic centre. It has several lagoons whose impressive colours go from green to blue turquoise. The inspiration provided by the matchless beauty of Montebello is due not only to the water bodies, but a lavish vegetation that stand among high species of pines, oaks, sweetgum trees that produce the American incense, all decorated with epiphytic plants, which create wonderful hanging gardens.
There you can see frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles and some varieties of snakes. Also mammals such as deer, armadillos, white tailed foxes, anteaters, opossums and even some endangered species like the puma and jaguar. As for the birds, both, regional and migratory, such as the mallard, the chachalaca, the dove and the bird with beautiful feathers: Quetzal.
Montes Azules: This Biosphere Reserve is part of the known Lacandonian jungle with wet weather conditions, warm and semi warm ecosystem, predominantly warm humid climate, where other two protected areas in Chiapas are located: Chan-Kin, where important species of trees are safeguarded, such as mahogany and “Ramon” and animals like ocelots and howler monkeys, and Lacantún considered ecological complement of the reserve, where different wild species still presist, totaling approximately 3,400. Also Animal groups beside indigenous communities that live in this forest: The Lacandonian Mayan people, a population that barely exceeds the 500 inhabitants are recorded in four locations: Metzabok, Naha, Bethel and Lacanjá-Chansayab. Most concentrated In the latter
In all the reserve, we find high diversity of fauna with several threatened or endangered species like the jaguar, harpy eagle and the scarlet macaw.
Cascadas de Agua Azul: These waterfalls are formed by the tributaries of Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers, forming not very deep canyons with vertical cliffs that give rise to these blue and white waterfalls. They are at the north of Chiapas, in the municipality of Tumbalá at 64 km from the city of Palenque. The water has that beautiful blue color due to the salts of carbonates that are dissolved in it. The vegetation is of lush forest mountain type, in parts covered by the river. It is common to see petrified trunks of fallen trees.
Cañón del Sumidero: It is a very deep narrow canyon located at 5 km from Tuxtla Gutierrez, the Capital of Chiapas. This canyon is a cliff whose height goes a little beyond the 1,000 m above the water and stands on the bed of the Grijalva River, which has a depth of over 250 meters and flows into the Gulf of Mexico. The fault line was opened about twelve million years ago in the Sierra North of Chiapas. It is among the most spectaculars in America, with walls rising more than 1,300 meters from the depths of the throat. In its southern entrance, the canyon begins in Chiapa de Corzo, and flows into the artificial water storage, the “Hydroelectric dam Manuel Moreno Torres”, popularly known as "Chicoasén”.
Because of its great ecological wealth and being one of the most imposing canyons in the world, on December 8th, 1980it was declared “Canyon National Park” and it was also nominated to be one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature" as the unique representative of Mexico in this international competition.