"Tropical Edifices and Animals" Tikal by craigcameron

Tikal Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 25 photos

Return to Mayan heartland

I first visited Tikal over 11 years ago when I was on a round the world trip. Tikal was one of the major highlights of this trip and burned into my memory along with strong feelings about the rest of Guatemala and it's people. On my first visit I was not only on an extended world trip but on a personel voyage as well ( sounds wanky but hey it's the truth). This time I was on a 2 week holiday with my partner. Having found a cheap charter flight to Cancun we managed a 2 week circuit through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

2nd time around

It is said that returning to a special place always is a bit of a let down. This being my 2nd visit to Peten, however under much different circumstances. Tikal will never fail to to impress. With it's unique combination of Mayan edifes and its spectular varity of tropical wildlife that now reside in and around the ruined city.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning buldings, flora and fauna.
  • Cons:Tour groups from Cancun
  • In a nutshell:Exiting mix of a dead culture and a vibrate living natural world
  • Last visit to Tikal: Jan 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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