One Hour In Mexico: Bordering Guatemala, This Lake Boasts Spectacular Views and Binational Collaboration

A visitor to Parque Natural Ejidal walks across a bridge at Lago Yichen, or Lake International, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. The park, also known as Parque Natural Ecoturistico Tziscao, is on the border with Guatemala.

Marissa Revilla, GPJ Mexico


In Chiapas, Mexico, the Tziscao community stewards their ancestral land and promotes the area and its lakes as an ecotourism destination. The park is known not only for its natural beauty, but also for the region’s traditional food and unique cross-border collaboration with Guatemala.

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