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The lake is accessible thanks to a successful ecotourism project in the small Maya community of Emiliano Zapata, near its western shore. If you arrive independently, ask for the Comité de Turismo or El Presidente. Through this representative you must arrange and pay for the services you need: a guide plus the day-use fee and rental of a cayuco (traditional canoe) for exploring the lake comes to M$400 a day. Sleeping bags, hammocks and tents are available to rent (M$200 per person) and, for groups, local women can be hired to purchase and cook your food at the lake. Bring cash to cover your expenses. The 7km walk from Emiliano Zapata to the lake, through milpas (cornfields) and forest that includes caoba (mahogany) and the matapalo (strangler fig) trees, takes at least 1½ hours and can be very muddy (the walk can take much longer if the mud is in an especially thick and sticky mood) – good closed shoes are highly recommended.


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