Monday, March 30, 2009
El Cañon del Sumidero and Los Lagos de Montebello
The Cañon del Sumidero is an important place in Chiapa’s history and geography: during the Spanish conquest, a legendary group of indigenous resistors leapt from the top of the canon wall to avoid being captured; the river Grijalva has only been navigable since the 1980s when it was dammed to produce hydroelectricity.
Los Lagos de Montebello form a mysterious chain of more than 70 lakes that vary in depth and color. We only visited several, but it was interesting to note the different shades of blue, green, and gray.