Salto de Eyipantla

Top choice waterfall in San Andrés Tuxtla

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Twelve kilometers southeast of San Andrés, in the eponymous village, a 250-step staircase leads down to the absolutely spectacular Salto de Eyipantla, a 50m-high, 40m-wide waterfall. To avoid the steps (and a soaking), you can also enjoy it from a mirador (lookout). Follow Hwy 180 east for 4km to Sihuapan, then turn right to Eyipantla. Frequent TLT buses (M$15) and shared taxis (M$30) run from San Andrés, leaving from the corner of Cabada and 5 de Mayo, near the market.

Part of Mel Gibson’s movie Apocalypto was filmed here.