Los Gardenias: "El Remate is convenient to Tikal" Top 5 Page for this destination Parque Nacional Tikal Hotel Tip by windsorgirl

Parque Nacional Tikal Hotels: 24 reviews and 34 photos

  Lake Peten Itza
by windsorgirl

If you would like to visit Tikal from Belize and plan to stay overnight (which I highly recommend), consider staying in the small town of El Remate. It is located on the shores of Lake Peten Itza and is only 36kms from the entrance to the National Park.

You can enjoy a swim in the lake, a visit to the jungle reserve, Biotopo Cerro Cahui or shop for local handicrafts, especially woodcarvings.

Staying in El Remate is much cheaper than staying in the park and more convenient than staying in Flores. There is a 530 am shuttle that will get you to the park by it's 6am opening. Inquire at Casa Don David for shuttle tickets. We also booked our return bus to the Belize border at Don David.

Unique Qualities: We had hoped to stay at Don David, it has lovely rooms with private bath and hammocks on the shores of the lake, but they were expecting a tour group and the inn was full. They referred us to Los Gardenias across the street and for half the price, we found newly remodelled and impeccably clean rooms with private bath. A single room cost 80Q or $10US/night.

Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: On the Tikal Highway, 36kms south of the park entrance.
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 15, 2005
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