Magical Town Palenque

Santo Domingo de Palenque is the Magical Town that has one of the most representative areas of the Mayan culture and it will become one of your favorite destinations instantly. named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the archaeological zone, surrounded by a majestic tropical forest, will captivate you with its architectural and sculptural gems, its natural charms and its warm atmosphere.

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

How to get:


It is located 259 km from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, it is recommended to take the highway to San Cristóbal de Las Casas and then we return to federal highway 190 until the junction with federal highway 199 that leads to Ocosingo. From Villahermosa it takes 2 hours 50 minutes.

What to do:

  • Tour the spectacular Mayan city.
  • Know the Alberto Ruz L’huiller Site Museum with one of the best collections of Mayan art in the world.
  • Get to know Los Aluxes Park, conservation sites for regional fauna.
  • Enjoy the varied places of La Cañada.
  • Try the gastronomic proposals that merge the Mayan tradition with culinary trends.

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