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Sima de las Cotorras (Sinkhole of Parrots) Tours

Sima de las Cotorras (Sinkhole of Parrots)
Thousands of green parakeets inhabit the trees at the bottom of this massive plateau, giving rise to its namesake—Sinkhole of Parrots. Each morning between 5:30 and 6 a.m., as well as each evening from 4 until 5 p.m., these colorful birds dart through the sky as they depart for and return from the outside world. Travelers can bear witness to this spectacle, which is unlike any other, and which hits its peak between March and October. Sinkhole of Parrots attracts more than 80 other species of birds, including honeycreepers, thrushes and woodpeckers, making it a destination for avian aficionados. 

In addition to an am impressive array of birds, travelers will find close to 50 ancient rock paintings nearly 70 meters below ground level. Visitors can climb down rocky cliffs to check out these images left by unknown artists between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. 

Practical Info

La Sima de las Cotorras is located in the Karst plateau in the municipality of Ocozocoautla. It is about a 90-minute drive from Tuxtla Gutierrez. Stone cabins are available for travelers who want to stay overnight and a restaurant with a limited menu is located on the sinkhole edge.
Address: Ocozocoautla, Mexico
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Sima de las Cotorras and El Aguacero Rappelling Adventure

Rappel into the depths of La Sima de las Cotorras (Spanish for ‘Sinkhole of Parrots’). This abseiling destination is tucked away in the forests of Selva El Ocote, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on a karst plateau in Chiapas. Experience an unforgettable adventure in nature with your guide, including a visit to Cascada El Aguacero, a waterfall reached via a series of stone steps.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Sima de las Cotorras

Partimos a las 4:45 am para llegar apreciar la salida de las cotorras al amanecer y si gusta desayunar en el lugar. La extensa naturaleza en los alrededores de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital del Estado, nos permite conocer cuevas que abren su boca y dejan ver una pequeña selva en el interior en donde anidan infinidad de cotorras y donde se observan pinturas rupestres representando guerreros, animales y manos. Este lugar es ideal para la práctica del senderismo, espeleología, escalada en roca, rappel y observación de flora y fauna.Es un hundimiento de la tierra de una profundidad aproximada de 140 m. y un diámetro de 160 m. en el que habitan un sin número de cotorras, al descender unos 20 m. por la sima, se localizan sobre la pared una gran cantidad de pinturas rupestres entre las que destacan huellas de manos pintadas de color rojo y negro, la mayoría de los árboles en el interior miden hasta 30 m. y son especies que no se encuentran en el exterior.
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Chiapas Rappel Adventure at Sima de las Cotorras and Aguacero Waterfall

This rappel adventure is a thrilling way to explore the natural beauty and cultural history of Mexico. Your expert guide will instruct you how to rappel safely and usher you into the famous sinkhole La Sima de las Cotorras (Sinkhole of Parrots), where you’ll see ancient art and get a different perspective on our planet. In addition, you’ll see part of Mexico’s Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.Also Enjoy an incredible trip visiting the Aguacero Waterfall and La Venta River Canyon, admire the incredible views of the canyon and enjoy of the nature in one of the most impressive reserves in Mexico and Chiapas, “Ocote Biosphere Reserve
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Sima de Las Cotorras - Waterfall "El Aguacero"

We will go in the morning from San Cristóbal de Las Casas to the spectacular subsidence formed thousands of years ago, with 160 meters in diameter and 140 meters deep will not leave you fascinated. We will live at dawn the natural spectacle by which it bears the name of the “Sima de las Cotorras”, when the first rays of the sun have arrived dozens of Cotorras will embark on the flight leaving their natural enclosure momentarily, an experience that you cannot miss. We will have time to have breakfast and tour around the surroundings of the Sima. We will continue our extraordinary journey towards “La Aguacada Waterfall”, a waterfall that is born from the “Cave of Enchantment” and how not to be delighted if, when it hits the rocks, it will spread its refreshing breeze on us in the form of downpour, a unique natural combination.
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