municipality of Chiapas, Mexico

Catazajá is a small and sleepy village of 17,000 people (2015) in Chiapas, Mexico close to Palenque. There is a big lagoon with wildlife next to the village.

Lagoon walk in Catazajá


Many travellers will come through this village because the ADO bus station is closed in Palenque so the only inexpensive way to Campeche or Mérida from Palenque is via the village.

Get inEdit

Taxi from Palenque city. From the ADO bus station it should take about 20 minutes.

Colectivos are available from Palenque city.

Get aroundEdit

Crusero de Playas Bus Station in Catazajá



The Catazajá lagoon has a great variety of aquatic species, the most important being: manatees, otters, snook, carp, tenhuayacas, guabinas, prawns, turtles and a unique species called pejelagarto; a lot of iguanas can be seen in its surroundings.






Go nextEdit

There is not much of a choice besides taking the local long distance buses which pass the bus station "Crusero de Playas" just outside the village along road 186. Around every four hours during the day there's a bus to Mérida and Campeche.

There is also a taxi stop close to the bus station if you are heading for Palenque.

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