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The Cataratas de Agua Azul (Spanish for "Blue-water Falls") are found in the Mexican state of Chiapas. They are located 69 kilometers from Palenque by the road that leads towards San Crist骲al de las Casas.

This waterfall consists of many cataracts following one after another as can be seen in the photo. The larger cataracts may be as high as 6 meters (20 feet) or so.

The water is as blue as it looks in the pictures, and has a high mineral content. Where it falls on rocks or fallen trees it encases them in a thick shell-like coating of limestone. This can be seen clearly in one of the minor falls. Some fully coated log shapes can also be seen inside the fall, as well as coating on the rocks.

During much of the distance the water descends in two streams, with small islands in the middle. [Wikipedia]

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