Palenque Journals

If you go down to the woods tonight...

A September 2001 trip to Palenque by Spida

Quote: Palenque is the most enjoyable place I visited, not least for the amazing atmosphere and horrendously friendly hippies.

If you go down to the woods tonight...

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Rakshita's cabanas, waterfall ruins.

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Either huts or hammocks (amacas), and I did the latter. The community is built into the rainforest, rather than the rainforest being cleared to make it. There's something quite special about sleeping here, and it dosn't feel too exposed as you have a roof over your head, but thereare no walls to 'fence you in'. But don't be alarmed by the wailing in the morning, as there are meditation sessions more or less throughout the day, although I think they make the early-morning one the loudest! They have quite a few activities and alternative therapies (which I think are free). The hammock cabana at Rakshita's is beautiful, but you need to be careful of the animals - all the proprietors are very protecti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 3, 2002

Rakshitsa's
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Palenque, Mexico

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Bangor, United Kingdom