Tikal

 

Tikal is a large archaeological site and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northeastern Guatemala.

It was perhaps the largest and most important cities during the Mayan Classic Period. Today it is surrounded by jungles and known for its remoteness. Some of the temples are still being uncovered, and visitors can watch archaeologists at work.

The sight of the temples poking through the jungle canopy is spectacular, and visitors can climb to the top of a few of the temples and get panoramic views.

Tikal is vast, making hiking an essential part of the experience, but the trees provide shade along the wide trails as you trek from one ruin to the next.

The jungles around the site also shelter a diversity of wildlife, including large populations of monkeys and birds.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Jungle Lodge Tikal is located in the tropical destination of Tikal. It features a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk that can arrange hiking and other activities. Average score from 446 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$103

 
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Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal is located in Tikal, just 1 km from the main square. It features free WiFi and beautiful tropical gardens. Average score from 389 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$41

 
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Maya Zac Peten Jungle Lodge

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the lake, Maya Zac Peten Jungle Lodge is located in El Remate in the Peten Region, 25 km from Flores. Tikal is 27 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 47 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$55

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Hotel La Mansión del Pájaro Serpiente

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the mountain, Hotel La Mansión del Pájaro Serpiente is situated in El Remate, 22 km from Flores. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$55

 
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Hotel Villas Magen

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Villas Magen is located in front of Salpetén Lagoon and 3 km from El Remate in the shores of Petén Lake. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$49

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
La Casa de Don David

La Casa de Don David

Set in El Remate, 22 km from Flores, La Casa de Don David boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The hotel has a terrace and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 38 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$35

 
$359.0
Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal

Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Jungle Lodge Tikal Hostal is located in Tikal, just 1 km from the main square. It features free WiFi and beautiful tropical gardens. Average score from 389 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$41

 
$418.3
Hotel Villas Magen

Hotel Villas Magen

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant, Hotel Villas Magen is located in front of Salpetén Lagoon and 3 km from El Remate in the shores of Petén Lake. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$49

 
$498.1
Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal

Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal

Hotel Jaguar Inn Tikal is located inside the Tikal National Park surrounded by the jungle and 10 minutes’ walk from the Tikal Mayan Ruins. It features free Wi-Fi at the restaurant and archaeological tours. Average score from 316 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$37

 
$378.0
Hotel y Restaurante Las Gardenias

Hotel y Restaurante Las Gardenias

Hotel y Restaurante Las Gardenias is located in El Remate, just 100 metres from the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Peten Itza. It offers an on-site restaurant and lush gardens. Average score from 58 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$27

 
$277.8
Tikal Inn

Tikal Inn

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Tikal Inn is located within Tikal National Park. Free WiFi access is available on site. The functional accommodations boast a rustic-style décor and offer views of the surrounding garden. Average score from 541 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$45

 
$457.4
Hotel y Restaurante El Muelle

Hotel y Restaurante El Muelle

Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, Hotel y Restaurante El Muelle is situated in El Remate in the Peten Region, 22 km from Flores. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$34

$347.3

Highlighted Interests:

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Combination
Archeological Sites
Tikal was a Maya city of great power and size, the largest of Maya cities during the "Classic Era" over 1000 years ago. Amongst the many Maya sites in Central America, Tikal is perhaps the most breathtaking because of the scattered impressive buildings which have been restored in an area with many more ruined buildings still enveloped by the jungle.
Natural
Tropical Forests
One of the pleasures of Tikal is its remote, jungle setting. There are plenty of tall trees to provide shade along the wide trails as you trek from one ruin to the next, and great vistas from on top of the ruins. Among the wildlife that can be seen are spider moneys, Toucans and other exotic birds, and Coatimundis (a raccoon-like mammal).
Other Interests:
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
Wildlife and Plants

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