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Río Cacahuano, Chiapas, Mexico (area: Far West; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

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Class: III; Ave. Gradient: 3 m/km; Portages: none; Length: 8 km; Time: 1:30

Season: July to November; Rafts? no; Highlights: quick and easy; Crux move: catching the water

Water Quality: decent; Water Temperature: cool

PI: balneario access (220 m); TO: Amador Hernandez


The Río Cacahuano is a small, mostly lazy, stream with an amusing name (meaning "bat crap"). It's a delightful corridor of cool spring water in the hot and humid Malpaso basin.

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize guidebook.

Flow Notes: There is no online gauge. This stream will need plenty of recent rain to be runnable. You can check the flow at the highway bridge, km 152.5.

Accommodations: There are hotels to the south, in Ocozocoautla and Berriozábal, and to the north, in Malpaso Raudales.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: Not too many in this area.

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