Palenque ruinas, Palenque

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Observe and inspect impressive ruins and intricate Mayan carvings, surrounded by dense jungle, at Palenque ruinas. At just 2.5 sq km (1 sq mi), the site is fairly small compared to some of the more revered indigenous ruins. That said, archaeologists estimate only about 10% of the city has been excavated, leaving potentially thousands of structures still covered by jungle. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the site and its rich documented history. Consider hiring a guide to teach you about the site’s interesting history. Put Palenque ruinas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Palenque tourist route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The most beautiful ruins of Yucatan plunged into the jungle, to see! Recommended to visit with local guide but try to bargain the price as much as possible!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Top interesting an experience in the middle of the jungle, a palace that unparalleled with buildings that leave just amazed one.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Save Chitzen Itza and go to Palenque and Uxmal. Palenque ruins are located in the jungle. Beautiful plants, beautiful view points and delicious jungle sounds. Do not go at opening time on their doorstep because then you stand in line, but come just half an hour/hour later. Then you can so get in there and it is still quiet. In the afternoon it will be busier.
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Where to stay in Palenque

Most travelers visit Palenque to explore the adjacent Mayan ruins, so most accommodations sit close to the archaeological site. If you choose to stay there, you'll be surrounded by jungle, so bring appropriate clothing and insect repellent, and prepare to pay a bit more for food and drink at the restaurant attached to your digs. If the conveniences of modern society appeal more to you, opt for the city center, or look for rooms in the adjoining neighborhoods of Santa Cruz or La Canada.
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