Here, Ayutla River, with its cold and clear water, and Santa Maria River, with its warm and earth-colored waters originating in Guanajuato, collide. In spite of the close proximity of their headwaters, Ayutla and Santa Maria are very different rivers. The riverbed of Ayutla is rocky and forms deep pools for swimming, while Santa Maria is sandy and shallow. Ayutla flows in the shade of willows, while Santa Maria flows beneath ancient cypress forests.  Another important feature of Ayutla River are citrus and mango orchards that sit above its banks and offer good camping locations.

This is the perfect place to visit with the family, especially in summer, when the rivers are calmer and allow you to swim.


We suggest that you stay in the cabins or one of the campgrounds located on the banks of Ayutla River. The cabins are very comfortable and campgrounds are equipped with bathrooms and grills, as well as camping equipment such as tents and sleeping bags that one can rent at a very affordable price.


  • Camping
  • Walking
  • Swimming in the river
  • Bird watching
  • Nature photography


From Jalpan de Serra, take Federal Highway 69 (Jalpan – Río Verde). At kilometer 26, turn left to the road that will take you to the community of Ayutla. There, along the main street, you will find the campgrounds. You can also continue along Federal Highway 69 and stop at the bridge that crosses Adjuntas to see it from above.