Our goal was to not experience all of our meals at the hotel, so we decided to go into the town of Palenque for dinner. Since I wasn’t sure exactly where the “colectivos” dropped off its passengers in town, we opted to be big spenders and have the hotel call a taxi. . Cost to town was 40 Pesos (USD $4).
Once we were in town, we walked around for 6-7 blocks until we finally found an ATM where we got some Pesos to buy dinner. The town of Palenque is pretty bland, sort of a hodge-podge of buildings. Ok, it’s a little dodgy! Seemed like an assembly place for backpackers who are heading off for other parts of Mexico. It reminded me a lot of Tena, Ecuador that sits at the bottom on the east side of the Andes.
Saturday night downtown in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico
Using our trusty Lonely Planet guide book we headed for the best restaurant in town, a beautiful open air place named Restaurant Maya Cañada. The service was great. We both had steak for around $10 USD each. Before we left, the restaurant had filled to capacity. We knew we had made the right choice.
The dessert was the best part. Check this out:
Half a coconut shell filled with coconut ice cream topped off with a chocolate bar.
After dinner, we walked to the bus station to pick up our tickets for the bus the next day to San Cristobal de las Casas. Since I had originally purchased them on line before leaving the states it was just a matter of getting our boarding passes printed. I didn’t want to chance having to stand in a long line the next day. We would spend the next a.m. visiting the musuem at the ruins before leaving for San Cristobal in the afternoon.
Next-A brief visit to the Musuem of the Ruins in Palenque
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