Palenque is one of the most notable cities of the Classic Maya period, seat of a powerful dynasty that dominated the mountains of northern Chiapas and the plains of Tabasco; territory that some researchers have now recognized as the kingdom of Lakamhá. The pre-Hispanic site is one of the most impressive archeological cities in the world.
To know this town is to discover the soul of the Mayan world, understanding myths, rituals, beliefs and admire the majestic architecture of our ancestors. The town of Palenque Pueblo Mágico is located 6 km from the archaeological zone and the national park, it offers lodging services, restaurants, stores and markets.
Combining the history and mysticism of the Mayan culture, this area offers an infinity of attractions of singular beauty: waterfalls, rivers and the interaction with the indigenous Lacandon communities that invite us to carry out adventure activities. All framed by the greenery of the evergreen jungle.
There are so many secrets of Palenque that will leave you wanting to come back to this wonderful land full of myths and contrasts: the rituals, the architecture of a wonderful culture and its rich and varied vegetation. Here we mention what you shouldn’t miss when visiting this city:
Palenque's gastronomy includes pre-Hispanic ingredients, such as chili, corn and cacao, as well as special touches to the wide variety of dishes that make up the vast culinary legacy of the Mayan ancestors. Enjoy a gastronomic experience and don't miss the following recommendations:
Palenque is a city with a hot and humid climate with abundant rainfall. We recommend you to take into account the following:
To get to Palenque, there are several ways, either by land or by air. Here are some of them:
Approximate flight time: From Mexico City 1 hr 40 min.
Take the Pan-American Highway 190 to Ocozocoautla, when you reach the detour in the direction of Highway 145 to Mexico, take the deviation to Huimanguillo, until you reach the short road of Raudales Malpaso Highway 187, passing through Huimanguillo to Cárdenas, then Continue in the direction of Villahermosa Tabasco on Highway 180 towards Chetumal along Mexico Highway 186 until you reach the Catazajá junction, there you take the detour from Pakalná Highway 199 to the town of Palenque Chiapas.
Note: on this road there are 3 toll booths that are crossed (Ocozocoautla - Huimanguillo - Villahermosa and the approximate cost is $ 350.00)Kilometers traveled: 391 km Approximate time: 5 hr.
With its characteristic hospitality, the people of Chiapas offer the best of themselves to visitors. The varied ethnic composition of the State is one of its greatest assets, so getting in touch with its people is a better understanding of one of the most complex areas of Mexico.