Palenque

Palenque is a journey through the origins and mysticism of the Mayan culture that still reverberates from the past with the elegance of its ceremonial centres. In the north of Chiapas lies the ancient town of Palenque, which the Mayan founded as the village used to discover the natural wonders.

 

South to the archeological zone of Toniná, a road surrounded by waterfalls. You can find the remains of the two ancient pre-Hispanic villages, Bonampak and Yaxchilán in the southeastern portion of the Lacandona Jungle.

 

To come here is to put yourself in the midst of the magnificent jungle, where you will have to experience the sound, the scent, and the feeling of being outside the world, a real jungle, where you will be welcomed by the screaming of saraguato monkeys and the footprints of the legendary jaguar. It is not surprising that Palenque, the Mayan Jungle, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

A road framed by waterfalls, leads South to the archaeological zone of Toniná. If you head Southeast, passing through the famous Lacandona Jungle, you will find the remnants of two majestic pre-Hispanic cities: Bonampak and Yaxchilán.

Coming here means placing yourself inside the heart of the magnificent Lacandona Jungle, where you’ll experience the sound, smell, and the out-of-this-world-feeling of being inside the jungle, a real jungle, where you’ll be welcome by the howling of Saraguato monkeys and the footprints of the legendary jaguar; continuing to a refreshing and purifying swim in any of the many crystal-clear turquoise waterfalls you will encounter along the road. No wonder why Palenque, the Mayan jungle, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.