Waterfalls and Ruins
Trip Start Dec 25, 2012
50Trip End Aug 02, 2013
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Heading into town, we walked down the not so pretty but very colourful main strip. The town square was filled 'full time travellers' draped in dreadlocks and harem pants selling their hand made jewellery with the music from their marimba bands permeating the air.
After listening to the howler monkeys growl most of the night, we joined a small group of people waiting out the front of the hostel for the 'colectivo' up to the Palenque ruins
Note: To get a tour guide to take us around the park was RIDICULOUSLY priced, 960 peso or US$100!
Our last day in the Forrest took us up a very windy road. With every turn the bus made my stomach made a turn of its own. Her face turned green and then out came a plastic bag, I closed my eyes but that would not hide the smell. I have never been so happy to reach a destination!
The smell of fresh air and the sprays of cold water as we passed behind the awesome falls of the Misol-Ha was just what the doctor ordered. Then finishing it off with a dip and sit in the cold crystal clear rapids of the Agua Azul made the queasy ride up worth it!