Centro de Interpretación Uyotot-Ja

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Centro de Interpretación Uyotot-Ja information

Location
Reserva de la Biosfera Pantanos de Centla , Mexico
Address
Carretera Frontera-Jonuta Km 12.5
Telephone
+52 913 106 83 90
More information
www.casadelagua.org.mx
Prices
admission M$25, reserve fee M$25
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun
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The reserve’s visitor center, the Centro de Interpretación Uyotot-Ja , or ‘Casa de Agua, ’ is 13km along the road to the town of Jonuta, beside the broad, winding Río Grijalva. Here a 20m-high observation tower overlooks the awesome confluence of the Grijalva, the Usumacinta and a third large river, the San Pedrito – a spot known as Tres Brazos (Three Arms). Guides lead you round a nature trail and displays on the wetlands. Boat trips (two hours, up to seven people M$500) are available into the mangroves, where you should see crocodiles, iguanas, birds and, with luck, howler monkeys. March to May is the best birding season.