We intended to walk down the road to the junction in order to catch a colectivo to the historic site, a few meters down the road however, a white pickup leaves the driveway of a ranch. So we soon get to meet Adriana who descides to pick us up. I’m always surprised about the way folks in Latin America just simply offer their help without even being asked ! We hat time for some chat: She used to live in Cancun, but followed her husband here to the “wilderness” – at least from the sound of it, this is what Palenque is for her . Nevertheless she started her business and will be opening her own hotel in Palenque. So keep your eyes open for Adriana’s .
Adriana is taking us to the gates of the historical area of palenque from where we take a colectivo to the ruins. Here we get surrounded by a crowd of (supposed-to-be) guides who all want to show us the site. At the official counter they offer us a 1,5h tour to the main ruins for 1000 MXN (53.59 USD) and for 2000 MXN (107.17 USD) you can get a tour which includes some sites in the jungle (2,5h). Thanks, but no thanks.