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.