Lonely Planet review
A bit of a trek but well worth it, Las Nubes is a heavenly retreat among scores of cascades and rapids on the turquoise Río Santo Domingo. Some of the river pools are great swimming spots – it’s M$20 per person to swim here if you’re not staying the night. A swinging bridge straddles a fierce section of water-carved canyon, making an excellent vantage point from which to swoon over the grandest waterfalls. There’s an adrenaline-pumping zip-line (M$75), and you can spelunk and rappel from February through June. A 15-minute hike up to a mirador rewards you with blue-green jungle views.
Fifteen well-built cabañas have hot water and pleasant porches, and an open restaurant serves meals (breakfast and lunch M$50, dinner M$90), but no alcohol, though you can bring your own.
Las Nubes is 12km off the Carretera Fronteriza, 55km from Tziscao. From Transportes Tzoyol in Comitán, there are four daily combis (M$60, 3½ to four hours) between 7:30am and 4pm, and four daily returns. From Embarcadero Jerusalén, just east of the Las Nubes highway turnoff (and on the combi route), you can raft to the compound for about M$2000 (two to six passengers).