The archaeological site in Palenque is considered a national treasure. Discover stunning Maya temples and palaces. Admire fine sculptures and carvings dating from about A.D. 500 to 800.
Palenque is in the northern part of the state of Chiapas, Mexico. It was an important Maya city and a significant inland trade center from where the Mayas controlled a large territory. Note that the ruins are smaller than others in the country but the buildings were some of the most interesting and beautiful constructions of the time.
Walk around the Maya metropolis and see numerous temples and palaces with wide courtyards, artificial pools and ornamental fountains. Discover the most famous ruins, including the Templo de las Inscripciones (Temple of the Inscriptions), the Palacio (Palace) and the Conjunto de las Cruces (Temple of the Cross Complex). Learn about innovative architectural techniques used in the ancient Palenque city, such as roof corbels, which improve the structural stability of the buildings and create larger interior spaces.
Explore Palenque National Park, which surrounds the archeological site and is home to emblematic Chiapas’ species. A short drive away, visit the famous waterfalls, called Cascadas de Agua Azul, Cascada de Misol-Ha and Cascada de Roberto Barrios. Pay the entrance fee and enjoy swimming and photography in these beautiful places. Agua Azul and Misol-Ha have particularly blue waters due to their rich mineral content. Stop off at the Ecoparque Aluxes (Aluxes Eco Park), about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the ruins. This non-profit organization rescues endangered animals from the area.
Reach Palenque by air or road. Take a direct flight or bus from Mexico City. You can also take buses from other cities, including Villahermosa, Cancun or Oaxaca. Find the Maya ruins about 6 miles (9 kilometers) from the town center . From here, take one of the many colectivos (local buses) that go to the ruins during the day. The town of Palenque itself is very modest.
Ruins, Historical Buildings and Waterfalls
The Agua Azul and Palenque Chiapas waterfalls tour will allow you to know in part the entrance to the Lacandon jungle, the weather lends itself to swim the turquoise color of its waters, the Mayan city of Palenque and its history will surprise you a tour of Chiapas that you definitely have to take.
Live an unforgettable experience that will captive all of your senses! Our adventure start with the magnificent archeological zone of Palenque that was declared by the UNESCO World Heritage since 1987.
The Tour in San Cristóbal begins between 03:50 and 04:30 a.m. (We pass only to central hotels (They must inform by mail in which hotel they will be staying)) from there they make the tour for Agua Azul (1 hour and a half), then to Misol Ha (35 minutes), Archaeological Zone of Palenque (1 hour and average) and return to the Center of San Cristóbal around 10:30 p.