Welcome to Laguna Miramar
Ringed by rainforest, pristine Laguna Miramar, 140km southeast of Ocosingo in the Reserva de la Biosfera Montes Azules (Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve), is one of Mexico’s most remote and exquisite lakes. Frequently echoing with the roars of howler monkeys, the 16-sq-km lake is bathtub-warm and virtually unpolluted. Rock ledges extending from three small islands make blissful wading spots, and petroglyphs and a turtle cave are reachable by canoe. The area is rich in wildlife. As you swim you might find yourself being ogled by spider monkeys, tapirs, macaws and toucans; butterflies are also prolific. Locals fish for mojarra (perch), and will assure you that the lake’s few crocodiles are not dangerous. Well, not that dangerous anyway! Take note though: getting to the lake can be a real mission. Don't bother coming unless you have several days at your disposal.