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Río Chocoljá, Santo Domingo branch, Chiapas, Mexico (area: East; click here for the Chiapas table of rivers)

Class: III/IV; Ave. Gradient: 5 m/km; Portages: 1; Length: 15 km; Time: 3:30 hours

Season: mid-June to February; rafts? no; Highlights: travertine falls 1–6 m high; Crux Move: Cascadas de San José

Water Quality: fair; Water Temperature: medium

PI: Nueva Zamaria (310 m); TO: Chocoljaito access

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

The Santo Domingo branch of the Río Chocoljá is a wonderful advanced section of whitewater close to Palenque with numerous travertine drops.

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

Flow Notes: Expect runnable fl ows at least June–January and possibly other times after rains.

Nearby Tourist Attractions: the ruins at Piedras Negras, Bonampak, and Yaxchilán, down the Fronterizo del Sur highway.

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