Palenque

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Palenque is the archeological remains of a Mayan city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century.

It is located near the Usumacinta River in Chiapas state, about 80 miles (130 km) south of Ciudad del Carmen.

Palenque is smaller than some of the huge Mayan sites of Mesoamerica, but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings produced by the Mayans.

It is estimated that less than 10% of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 
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Winíka Hábitat

Offering a terrace and views of the river, Winíka Hábitat is set in Palenque in the Chiapas Region, 6 km from Palenque Archeological Zone. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$59

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Posada Nacha`n - Ka`an

Posada Nacha`n - Ka`an is located 500 metres from Palenque main square and 10 km from the archaeological site. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all rooms. The rooms here will provide you with a fan, TV and satellite channels. Average score from 418 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$8

 
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Hotel Xibalba

Xibalba offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, set around a central courtyard with typical Mayan sculptures. Situated in central Palenque, it is 8 km from Palenque Archaeological Zone. Average score from 312 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$32 - $58

 
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Chan-Kah Resort Village

Located in a jungle setting in Palenque, this resort village is 60 km from Cascadas Agua Azul Natural Park. It features outdoor pools, a tobacco shop and air-conditioned bungalows. Average score from 392 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$69 - $134

 
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Hotel Paraíso Inn

Auto Hotel Paraíso Inn is located 12 minutes’ drive from Palenque’s Archaeological Site and 5.5 km from the city centre. The Hotel is set in the forest surrounded by tropical gardens. Average score from 107 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$65

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel Boutique Quinta Chanabnal

Hotel Boutique Quinta Chanabnal

Set in tropical gardens, Hotel Boutique Quinta Chanabnal is 5 km from Palenque Archaeological Site. Resembling a Mayan palace, it offers outdoor pools with waterfalls, free Wi-Fi and spa. Air-conditioned suites feature flat-screen cable TV and a... Average score from 84 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$150 - $413

 
$1509.6
Hotel Paraíso Inn

Hotel Paraíso Inn

Auto Hotel Paraíso Inn is located 12 minutes’ drive from Palenque’s Archaeological Site and 5.5 km from the city centre. The Hotel is set in the forest surrounded by tropical gardens. Average score from 107 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$65

 
$659.3
Hotel Chablis Palenque

Hotel Chablis Palenque

This Palenque hotel is located in "La Cañada" eco-tourism part of Chiapas, Mexico and is within a 15-minute drive of the Archeological Zone of Palenque. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a hot tub. Average score from 821 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$51 - $84

 
$518.6
Winíka Hábitat

Winíka Hábitat

Offering a terrace and views of the river, Winíka Hábitat is set in Palenque in the Chiapas Region, 6 km from Palenque Archeological Zone. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$59

$598.4
Hotel Nututun Palenque

Hotel Nututun Palenque

Set next to the River Chacamax, this hotel offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with garden views. The Mayan ruins of Palenque are just 11 km away. Average score from 151 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$43 - $94

 
$438.2
Hotel Ciudad Real Palenque

Hotel Ciudad Real Palenque

Located a 15-minute drive from the stunning Palenque ruins, Hotel Ciudad Real Palenque offers a large outdoor pool and a sun terrace with hammocks. The 3 on-site restaurants serve international cuisine. Average score from 195 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$44

 
$448.2
Hotel la Aldea del Halach Huinic

Hotel la Aldea del Halach Huinic

Hotel la Aldea del Halach Huinic is set in tropical gardens on the edge of Palenque National Park, 2 km from Palenque centre. It offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi zone and free on-site parking. Average score from 688 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$45 - $102

 
$458.2
Tulija Express Excellent City Hotels

Tulija Express Excellent City Hotels

Set next to Palenque's Chulavista Square, this hotel features an outdoor pool, a games room. Palenque Airport is 3.3 km away. All air-conditioned rooms at Tulija Express Excellent City Hotels offer a seating area, coffee maker and full bathroom. Average score from 130 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$46 - $107

 
$468.2
Chan-Kah Resort Village

Chan-Kah Resort Village

Located in a jungle setting in Palenque, this resort village is 60 km from Cascadas Agua Azul Natural Park. It features outdoor pools, a tobacco shop and air-conditioned bungalows. Average score from 392 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$69 - $134

 
$698.2
Suits Del Bosque

Suits Del Bosque

Suits Del Bosque is set in Palenque, 5 km from Palenque Archeological Zone. Agua Azul Waterfalls is 31 km away. All units feature a seating area. There is also a kitchen, equipped with a fridge. Average score from 107 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$79

$798.2
Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque

Hotel Villa Mercedes Palenque

Set in tropical gardens in Palenque, this hotel has 2 outdoor pools and a Mayan-style spa. Located in a collection of charming thatched buildings, rooms feature satellite TV and a private bathroom. Average score from 125 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$60 - $124

 
$608.1
Piedra de Agua Palenque

Piedra de Agua Palenque

Next to a river in the jungle, Piedra de Agua Palenque is 3 km from Palenque Archaeological Site. The property has 24-hour reception and offers an outdoor pool and hot tub, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Average score from 262 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$100 - $91

 
$1008.1
Axkan Palenque

Axkan Palenque

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Axkan Palenque is located in Palenque and is surrounded by lush gardens. The property offers free parking and free WiFi in communal areas. Average score from 211 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$47

 
$477.8

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Visual Arts
Sculpted reliefs and other artistic features. World Heritage Sites says: "The elegance and craftsmanship of the construction, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs illustrating Mayan mythology, attest to the creative genius of this civilization."
Combination
Archeological Sites

World Heritage Site Archeology

"Palenque is an incomparable achievement of Mayan art. The structures are characterized by a lightness which resulted from the new construction techniques and drainage methods that were developed in order to reduce the thickness of the walls. The expanded interior space, multiple openings, and the use of galleries give the architecture a rare elegance, richly decorated with sculptures and stucco of a type never previously seen."
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Natural
Waterfalls
Hiking and Trekking

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