Zuzul is the most popular spring in La Chinantla and Cuenca del Papaloapan region. The water flows from a vertical cave in the middle of the spring. This phenomenon makes the water look in different shades of blue.
Keep in mind that the water is spring water so it is colder than river water. There are stairs to be able to walk down to the spring safely. It also has a trampoline of more than 5 meters where only the most daring (and children of the town) dive.
In case you think the spring water is very cold, walk about 100 meters following the water current until you reach the mouth of the spring water where it meets with the waters of the Valle Nacional river. Be careful here because strong currents form when the two streams meet. So, we recommend you not to swim so close to this part. There is a beach next the river in case you like to take a sunbath.
Consider that on Easter holidays, Zuzul is very crowded. A lot of people go to this popular water spring to escape the high temperatures that are recorded during this time of the year. This tourist destination has all the services such as bathrooms, dressing rooms, restaurant and more.
Zuzul is located in the Chinantec village of Vega del Sol. Vega del Sol also has another spring that is 150 meters away from Zuzul, right at the entrance to the town and next to the bridge. Another attraction of the community is the seasonal waterfalls that form during the rainy season.
Besides the natural attraction, in Vega del Sol you can visit ex-prisons used in the Porfiriato, visit the trees from where rubber is extracted and enjoy the Chinantec gastronomy. To learn more visit the section of Vega del Sol.
If you wish you can stay in one of the cabins next to the river and next to the spring. You will also find a restaurant in the place.
Price: $30 MXN per person. In low season the entrance is free.
Cabins: $500 MXN per cabin. It has one double bed and one single bed.
How to get there: Vega del Sol is 40 km from Tuxtepec, approximately 50 minutes by car.
You can also arrive by public transport that connects the city of Tuxtepec and Valle Nacional. You get off at the deviation towards Vega del Sol and take a collective van that will take you to the community that is 2.5 km away. You can also walk but it will take about 30 minutes.
More information: Ecotourism center “Zuzul”
Calle Revolución without number
Vegal del Sol
Tel: 283 101 7247