Posted on Journey Wonders Blog Page, on March 7th 2019, by Sarah Hughes.
The blossoming town of Palenque in the state of Chiapas, Mexico is a perfect home base to explore the area. The Palenque ruins, jungle treks and visiting stunning Palenque waterfalls, including the Agua Azul waterfall, are just a few of the things to do in Palenque.
On our recent visit to Chiapas we did all of this and more. Leaving us wondering why it had taken us so long to visit this spectacular state full of so much natural beauty.
The Town of Palenque
We have seen some guide books refer to the town of Palenque as “a sweaty, humdrum place without much appeal.” While we agree that it may not be a top destination itself, it’s clear this little town is working hard to create a more appealing home base for the many wonderful sights in the area.
In fact, Palenque has earned the title of a Pueblo Magico by the Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism.
In order to get the most out of your visit to the Palenque Ruins we highly recommend having a guide like the one we had through Karma Trails. You will learn about the ruins and history of the Maya which makes the whole experience much more rewarding and enjoyable.