The “Mayan Train” will run from Palenque in Chiapas to El Triunfo, Tabasco, Campeche, Campeche, up to Mérida, Izamal (Yucatan), Cancun, Quintana Roo. Then it descends to include some areas in central Yucatan, Bacalar, Q. Roo, Calakmul, and Candelaria. In all five states will have a section of rail running through them. There will be 18 stations. 1,500 kilometers of track are planned.
If you’ve made it to San Cristobal de las Casas, good for you! Too few tourists get to this part of Mexico. Or maybe it’s better to keep the riffraff out, and there are just enough tourists. The entire state of Chiapas is culturally different from the rest of Mexico.
If Palenque is the magical capital of the state of Chiapas, San Cristobal is its mystical capitol.
The archeological site of Palenque is much different and for many, has more character than the more well-known and easier to get to sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.