El Panchen is a must. Why stay in ugly Palenque town when you can stay for cheaper in the heart of the jungle?! 4 of us shared one room with two doubles for 60 pesos each. Everything is basic as you'd expect but what do you really need when you're surrounded by breathtaking nature and glimpses of howler monkeys in the trees overhead. There's a handful of little bars and cafes that play live music in the evening and be prepared for the late night extravaganza at Don Muchos restaurant, it's a show-stopper, and free! To arrive take the bus to Palenque then either a collectivo or taxi 10 mins to El Panchen. Collectivos run to/ from the ruins all day and start from about 6am if you need to get to the bus station early when you leave.
- Also Known As:
- Jungle Palace Hotel Palenque