on July 16, 2005
Rakshita's is one of several options available from the family that runs El Panchan. Nestled in the jungle among tall trees and lush flowers, a winding stream trails around the cabanas and dormitory. All of the beds in the dorm were full when I arrived, so I was left with the Venus cabana for 120 pesos, around $11. Everything here has a hippie feel, including my colorfully painted cabana. The double bed was comfortable and outfitted with clean sheets. A nice porch with a jungle view is shared with the neighbors next door. The most interesting feature is the tiny bathroom and shower with walls that don't quite reach the palapa roof covering. I highly suggest staying in El Panchan to get a feel for the jungle and an early start to the ruins.
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