This is the place to go if you want to be embraced by the natural beauty of the southern Mexican jungle.
Palenque is a very small town, but its heart is the national park, where one of the most important Mayan cities is located.
The archeological site is nestled within the deep jungle, down walking trails covered in local flora. Once you get there, you’ll find the pyramids and Mayan palaces raised in a clearing.
Palenque’s ruins are considered among the most important archeological sites of the Maya civilization since they combine key constructions dedicated to religious rituals, military purposes, and scientific research.
There’s also a vast collection of hieroglyphics and the sacred tomb of King Pakal. To live a unique experience, climb all the way to the top of one of the pyramids and see the jungle from above. You’ll get to witness the trees moving, revealing the life in them — including jaguars — see colorful birds flying over the treetops, and hear the roar of the howler monkeys.
Palenque National Park can also be explored on foot, and there are regular guided trips to go hiking and birdwatching.