Do I need to be in good physical condition in order to visit Palenque?
Touring the Mayan archaeological compound of Palenque or Yaxchilán, demand a physical effort greater than that required for other tourist destinations, therefore it is advisable to work out and to some exercise to strengthen your legs and to tune your cardiovascular system. In this manner you will better endure and utterly enjoy your tour through these pre-Hispanic Cities.
What kind of clothes should I take to Palenque?
Light and cool items of clothing are recommendable. Although, try to use long sleeve shirts and full-length pants in order to avoid possible stings from the insects populating the forests of Chiapas.
Use sport shoes for excursions. Disregard those having a flat sole because the zone is pretty slippery. It is also necessary to carry raincoats and umbrellas for rains are rather unexpected.
Can I shoot and take pictures of the archaeological compounds?
Yes, you will have no problem whatsoever regarding your tourist pictures. However, if your endings are commercial you need to ask for a special permit at the offices of the National Institute of Archaeology and History, located on Hombres Ilustres Street, unnumbered, in Tuxtla Gutierrez.
Directory of Hospitals and Clinics
SS, General Hospital of Palenque
Services: emergencies, internal medicine, consulting rooms, amongst others.
Address: Prolongation Juarez unnumbered, Centre of Palenque.
Telephone: (52-916) 345-1443