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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Xibalba Palenque
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. Found the staff to be more than friendly, to the point to saying 'hi' on my way out or in to the hotel. I would definitely come back to this hotel and I'm not the type to go back to a hotel I've been to before.
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... highly recommended by Ernesto!). We drove along narrow bumpy roads to what seemed like the middle of nowhere and finally arrived to a absolutely stunning set of pools and waterfalls! We could see local boys and girls hanging around swimming. It felt like we were the only tourists there! We jumped off a branch into the main pool which was really cool! Perfect time for a beer in the pool but no sooner had I got one that the skies opened and it started pouring with rain!!!! ...
... to the border. Once stamped out of Guatemala, it was a further thirty minutes and a small boat ride across a river before a taxi picked us up and took us to the Mexican border control. Happily the Mexican roads were better paved and some three hours later we arrived safely in the town of Palenque. With my eye on time and keen not to miss out on the beauty of San Cristobal de las Casas, before I headed north, I booked a tour which would take me to the ruins ...
... bus to the ruins that leaves about every 30 minutes. It should cost about $2 for the 30 minute ride and that is a lot cheaper than a normal tour group. The small van/bus stops at the national park entrance for someone to collect another national park entrance fee. The bus continues and takes everyone to the park entrance. I can't remember how much the entrance is to get inside the park, but it was not ridiculous. There are tour guides that try to ...
... of bus break downs, rain down pours, stomach bugs, creepy crawlies, highway high jacks, being dropped at the Mexican boarder, & 2 1/2 hours on a very rutted dirt road. So- we started off by our bus driver bing half an hour late to pick us up. This pus us both in a great mood to begin with. We then spent the next couple hours driving like crazy around Mexican roads, overtaking people on blind corners (and meeting someone on one of those corners- so swerving like mad) to get to ...
... the carvings around this city you can see Pakal had one leg shorter than the other, because of all the interbreeding. Back then, deformities were considered beautiful, and they used to wrap up babies foreheads so that their head shape would grow with an elongated back and a flatter forehead. This was done for the first 2 years! We visited other constructions in the tour, which included their home, which had the kings bed (which was ...