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El Panchan: An Excellent Place In Palenque

There are several decent places to stay around Palenque. El Panchan has several selections of accommodations with-in itself. Located several kilometers away from the main entrance to the Ruinas de Palenque, El Panchan is set in the rain forest. For about $8 US you can stay in a cabana that has two beds and a bathroom, including a shower. For much less you can hang your hammock, but the hut is a great value. Also at El Panchan, Don Mucho is a pretty good restaurant, with good breakfasts and descent lunches and dinners. They have good vegetarian selections as well. At night expect the torches to be lit and some live music.

To get there and away it is quite easy to take a colectivo that will come up and down the road taking people to and from the town of Palenque to the Ruinas de Palenque.

One thing I don’t like about this place is that they don’t seem to be very environmentally friendly. It is located in the rain forest but I don’t think that precautions were being taken to preserve and conserve. Maybe I’m wrong.

Cheap and Good Value

Rain forest setting

Excellent Restaurant

Close to the Ruinas de Palenque

Friendly, Laid-back Atmosphere

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Architecture, Archeology
  • Written December 13, 2003
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El Panchan is Close to Palenque

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