Magical Town Palenque

Santo Domingo de Palenque is the Pueblo Mágico  that possesses one of the most representative zones of the Mayan culture and will instantly become one of your favorite destinations. Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the archaeological zone, surrounded by a majestic tropical jungle, will captivate you with its architectural and sculptural jewels, its natural charms and its warm atmosphere.

Nearby are the famous Agua Azul Waterfalls, a paradise hidden in the jungle that, thanks to the Otulún, Shumuljá and Tulijá rivers, has beautiful waterfalls and natural pools. Delve into the depths of the Lacandon Jungle and explore the archaeological sites of Bonampak and Yaxchilan, other wonders that preserve the best of pre-Hispanic culture. In addition, this region will give you the opportunity to meet the Lacandon people, proud heirs of Mayan greatness.

How to get to Palenque:


It is located 259 km from Tuxtla Gutierrez, it is recommended to take the highway to San Cristobal de Las Casas and then return to Federal Highway 190 to the junction with Federal Highway 199 leading to Ocosingo. From Villahermosa it takes 2 hours and 50 minutes.

What to do:

  • Tour the spectacular Mayan city.
  • Visit the Alberto Ruz L'huiller Site Museum with one of the best collections of Mayan art in the world.
  • Visit Los Aluxes Park, a regional fauna conservation site.
  • Enjoy the varied places of La Cañada.
  • Taste the gastronomic proposals that fuse Mayan tradition with culinary trends.

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