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driving time from Cancun to Palanque

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Ontario
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driving time from Cancun to Palanque

Is it safe to drive to Palanque if you rent a vehicle? How long of a drive is it? What's the going rate at hotel in Palanque if we decide to stay overnight? Should we book ahead at a hotel or will we get a room if we just show up at a hotel?

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1. Re: driving time from Cancun to Palanque

Non-stop it takes about 10 hours. Realistically it would take you closer to 11, maybe 12. You might consider an overnight in Campeche. Note that there are reports of roadblocks by protesting teachers at the moment so make sure you have current info before starting out. You should be able to get a hotel just by turning up at Palenque - there are hotels of all budgets. We really enjoyed the Nututun.

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2. Re: driving time from Cancun to Palanque

thanks for that info. I'll keep it in mind if we decide to go.

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3. Re: driving time from Cancun to Palanque

We did this journey last week but spent a couple of nights in Merida. The journey from Meridat ook us longer than expected, we left Merida at 10am but didnt get to Palenque until 7.30pm when it was dark. The roads are safe to drive but not a good idea to drive when its dark due to the speed humps (topes) and sudden changes in quality of road surface. We did get slightly delayed by a teacher protest but we were guided around the block by locals, lucky for us as

the blockade lasted for 44 hours (the road was clear yesterday). If you plan to go on to San Cristobal that route had 7 hours of blockades. You can ask locals, the police and ADO bus garages (try to find out the route they plan to use). But most information was based on what happened yesterday and these blockades seem to happen without much warning. Enjoy the trip

4. Re: driving time from Cancun to Palanque

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