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Copal Waterfall

Max. Altitude 966m
Min. Altitude 865m
Incline 15%
Total Time 2h
Distance 20m
Time 3 min.
Distance 644m
Time 45 min.

Activity Description

Water is key to life in Mashpi, and there’s nothing like an invigorating dip full of nature’s energy at the end of a hike! The water temperature tends to hover between 18 and 20 °C (64 and 68 °F), which is perfectly refreshing after warming up with the first part of your hike. Note: Don’t forget your swimsuit if you want to swim!

This medium-difficulty trail will take us on a magical walk through primary forest, where many of the centenarian trees of the Reserve managed to survive the logging period. The copal tree (Dacryodes cupularis) is perhaps the most emblematic of these trees, and its resin is actually used by local communities as a natural anaesthetic as well as an incense. The trail will lead us down to a waterfall, where an enchanting curtain of mist billows out from its base.

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