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Chiapas, San Cristobal and Palenque: Villa Mercedes Palenque

Villa Mercedes Palenque

This peaceful resort-style accommodation is surrounded by the same lush tropical forest which engulfs the Mayan archaeological site at Palenque, just 10 minutes' drive away. Attractive thatched and white-washed single-level bungalows are scattered throughout the grounds, which are distinguished by flowerbeds and well tended lawns.

Each bungalow houses 5-6 guestrooms (there are 92 rooms and suites in all) and has a veranda with hammock. Rooms are quite small and simple: this is not a five star property as the owners claim, but an adequate mid-range hotel where the highlight is a pleasant, decent sized swimming pool with loungers which will be welcome after a day spent in the humid heat encountered while exploring the ruins. There’s also a Mayan spa, fairly average restaurant and a bar.   

Things to do nearby


Visit Palenque, ruined Mayan city


Walking tour of San Cristobal de las Casas

Mayan city

Visit remote Mayan ruins

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