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About Palenque

Palenque National Park.  This protected area provides protection to the rainforests that surround the ancient Mayan city of Palenque. The contrast between the archeo...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Villahermosa, Tabasco, at 145 Km.
    San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, at 191 Km.

  • Airport

    Villahermosa International Airport 'Carlos Rovirosa Pérez' - Tabasco

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Villahermosa-Palenque at 145 Km; San Cristóbal Chiapas-Palenque at 191 Km; Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas-Palenque at 259 Km.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car, public transportation and tour operators.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Motiepá Trail and a Cultural Center for Conservation.

  • Schedules

    Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $108.66 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

Palenque in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Comfortable cotton clothing, T-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes, hat, cap are recommended.


Services within the PA

Information modules
Interpretive trails

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Villahermosa, Tabasco, at 145 Km.
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, at 191 Km.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$108.66 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

Of the 87 birds of prey recorded in Mexico, 50 have been identified in Palenque National Park, making it the place with the largest number o...

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Archaeological zone, Motiepá trail, Motiepá cascado viewpoint, Centro de Cultura para la Conservación, howler monkey and scarlet macaw.

Representative species of PA

Black Howler (Alouatta pigra), Deppe's Squirrel (Sciurus deppei), Lowland Paca (Agouti paca), White Hawk (Leucopternis albicollis), Green Vi...

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You can see more representative species of Palenque on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not extract flora or fauna
2. No campfires
3. No swimming in the waterfalls.
4. No climbing vines
5. No feeding wildl...

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  • PA office address

    Carretera Palenque, Zona arqueológica Km. 4.5 C.P. 29960, Palenque, Chiapas.

  • Phone

    +52 (916) 688 11 69

  • Email

    Without information

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