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Help me please! - Palenque or Oaxaca city for New Years Eve?

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1. Posted by louloul (Full Member 75 posts) 8y

Hi there

If you have any opinion/view on which place will be best to spend New Years Eve, please pass it on to me.

I'm not a big party goer so i'm not looking for that...I just want to be in a place that has a good atmosphere, friendly people, good food, some drinks/cocktails and some good music.

Which is best - Palenque or Oaxaca City?

Thanks for any advice you can give.


2. Posted by Roadcrew (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y

Hey Lou,

My vote is for Palenque only because to me it might be a little mellower compared to Oaxaca. In some parts of Mexico you might not even know it's the new year. I would imagine that Oaxaca would be a little more festive. Just my HO

3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 8y

I would seriously look into finding out about places to stay if you are going to decide on Palenque.
It is very small if i remember correctly and the first night i stayed there close to the ruins was basically just a hut.
After not much sleep and it being very hot i then treated myself to a hotel for 2 nights although due to the air con being on i ended up with flu.

Have you considered San Cristobal De Las Casas?

4. Posted by writergrrl (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

I just got back from Oaxaca and I rank it in my top ten of places I like to visit. Lots to do--or not do--if you want. If you want quiet you might want to consdier one of the B&B's that aren't right on the square.

A quick word--book soon! My uncle has a B&B in Tlalixtac (about 10k from the city) and they are already fillling up.