Just stayed here for 2 nights. Nov 2012.
One night would have been absolutely enough.
I arrived in on the over night bus from Tulum, giving me time on day 1 for a quick sleep and trip to the ruins.
The next day I visited Agua azul and Misol Ha and had wished I was going on from there directly to San Cristobal Las Casas.
However, I had already booked the room and my bus ticket, so had to stay another night in El Panchan.
I had a room in the first floor of the back building, which probably has around 10 rooms.
I could clearly hear the toilet movements of my neighbors, which - let's face it! - after all those bean dishes, wasn't the greatest noise to wake up to.
The rooms are spacious, have big bathrooms and are generally quite clean and Ok.
They a not luxurious, romantic or dreamy. They are rather dark and a bit jungle dusty (which is to be expected).
They are a bit better than hostel standard, but are in a quirky location close to the ruins.
There is an interesting mix of people in el panchan.
The dreadlocked hippie, drumming types, as well as holiday travelers and also Mexicans away for short mini breaks.
The Mexican mini-breakers were fun to watch. The ladies were dressed to the nines in stilettos and body-con dresses (in the jungle!!) while their guys were in full on cowboy gear.
Don Muchos doesn't have great food, but provides interesting people watching and some great live music.
All in all Margarita and Ed's and Don Muchos are good value for money, but one night is really enough!
- Also Known As:
- Margarita And Ed`s Cabanas
- Margarita & Ed`s Cabanas Hotel Palenque
- Margarita Eds Cabanas Palenque