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Lacanja Chansayab is a Lacandon sub-community who sustain themselves with the natural resources of the biodiversity of the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the only site still inhabited by the descendants of the Mayan people, who continue to preserve their traditional cultures. They are also the loyal custodians of the remains of ancient Mayan culture located in the nearby Bonampak Archeological Zone.

Flora
Constituting a great extension of evergreen highland jungle, the Lacandon jungle is refuge to more plant species than all of the northern Mexican states. It is calculated that in just one hectare of the Lacandon jungle, there are 267 species of plants, of which 160 are trees.

These include trees such as mahogany, rosewood and cedar, and plants such as tree ferns, bromeliads, orchids and many more epiphyte plants.

Fauna
The Lacandon jungle is home to a wide variety of species endemic to the humid jungles of Mesoamerica and various animal species that are under threat or in danger of extinction such as the jaguar, harpy eagle and red macaw among others.

Cultural aspects
In the margins of the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, there is a site still inhabited by the descendants of the Mayan people, who continue to preserve their traditional cultures. They are also the loyal custodians of the remains of ancient Mayan culture located in the nearby Bonampak Archeological Zone.

Services
ï Accommodation in comfortable cabins built on stilts among the vegetation by the banks of the Lacanjá River.
ï Dining services in palapas typical of this region, where you can savor local food made by the women of the family.

Conservation methods
It was the first camping site to install a wastewater treatment plant. Moreover, it uses water and energy saving systems.