Hotel Ciudad Real Palenque
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... saw some toucans and Edgar painted our faces with the berry of one of the plants. Once back we hopped back on the bus and left Palenque at 12:15. We then travelled to the farm of a local family in Roberto Barrios. Their farm is located next to the river and here we were having lunch. The ladies were shown how to flatten out and cook our own corn tortillas. Apparently if you make a round tortilla you are worthy of marriage! Dylan on the other hand got to carry a 30kg bag ...
... you'll be pleased to know there was a Mayan Ball Court like the one in that programme we watched! (see pictures for us attempting an action shot haha) We then walked down through the rainforest to the Queens Bath waterfall which was very pretty.
As we were leaving the park a Mexican woman asked if we would have a picture with her little girl, the next minute the rest of the family arrived and ...
... around it. The place had no wifi or much technology at all and it fitted snug into the jungle! Really cool experience. The next day we walked to the Palanque ruins which an ancient Maya site. 59 paso to enter and it was a beautiful walk through the jungle past waterfalls and large green trees which opened up to the famous archaeological site. It's estimated ...
Great night sleep - woke up feeling refreshed and rested and ready for the packed day! We decided to get another room so we didn't have to check out which was great! We first headed to the Parque Nacional of Palenque for a hike in the jungle uncovering Mayan ruins under vegetation (it is estimated that less than 10% of the City has been explored..). We went through a cave and saw mini bats, hung from a Tarzan swing and ate ants! We then went to explore Palenque ruins (my ...
... started winding steeply up the hillside that all the tourist books had written about being the spectacular backdrop to the site.
This place was quite different to Chichen Itzá, there wasn't the huge modern, concrete entrance. It was more like a shelter with a couple of turnstiles taking you to a path under the jungle canopy. Eventually we were met by a wall of stairs, at the top of the stairs was a huge clearing, maybe the size of 5 football ...