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Palenque is in Chiapas, Mexico.

View of Palenque ruins

Get in

  • Bus from Mexico, or boat and minibus from Guatemala.

Get around

  • Combis - shared taxis. There are minivans constantly ferrying folks around.


  • Archeological ruins



You can get some Maya-style artwork from outdoor vendors who set up unobtrusively at the ruins.

Sleep, Eat & Drink

El Panchan is relatively near the ruins and has cabanas and small cabins and common sleeping areas with hammocks. A cabana with access to a common showers and bathrooms facility is 80 pesos, approximately 8 USD. The little Otulum river runs through the location. Don Muchos is a great restaurant there as well.

Get out

Other ruins in the general area are Yaxchilán and Bonampak. These can be arranged by day trip or overnighter with any agency in town.

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