Nututun Hotel, Palenque ©Solange Hando
On the edge of the jungle, Nututun claims a quiet riverside location, just a five minute drive from Palenque, one of the great archaeological sites in Mexico. After a hot day exploring the Maya ruins, the Nututun pool complete with jacuzzi is sure to be a welcome sight.
History aside, Nututun is just an hour away from the beautiful Agua Azul waterfalls, one of the most scenic spots in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
Reception Area, Nututun ©Solange Hando
The thatched open-sided reception doubles up as lounge area close to the river, with accommodation on one side and on the other, the Don Manuel restaurant with balcony overlooking the water.
Besides the swimming pool and bar, Nututun amenities include a spa for beauty treatments, massage, wrap and Aztec sauna. There's also a gift shop and camping area.
Lush Garden, Nututun near Palenque ©Solange Hando
Hotel accommodation is in bungalows and low rise buildings scattered in spacious grounds among palms, hedges and lawns.
It's only a few steps to the river where guests can kayak or swim. There, away from it all, little disturbs the peace but the occasional call of howler monkeys or crickets after dark.
Twin Room at the Nututun ©Solange Hando
The Nututun hotel has 74 rooms from standard (up to 4 guests) to suites, furnished in traditional style with warm bedding and cool walls. Rooms are comfortable and spacious with all modern amenities, including telephone and TV, while suites also have a minibar, large shower room and bath tub.
Rooms have garden or pool view, some with private terrace. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
Dawn on the Chacamax River ©Solange Hando
At breakfast time, early guests can watch the sun rise all pink and gold over the water as myriad tropical birds welcome the new day.