We flew with Taca air to Flores airport from Guatemala City . Its a short flight on what looked like a new plane.
There was a 30 Q. departure tax leaving G. City and a 20 Q returning.
Cost was $200.00 return. We booked it long ahead.
We took a cab from Flores airport to our hotel in El remate. It cost $10.00. There are taxis you can get in El Remate to take you around the area...such as Tikal if you would like.
The one we had had cool purple tinted windows!!! Made the sunrise evem more spectacular!!Ha!!
Many people think the only option to get to Tikal and Guatemala from Mexico is by flying. It is possible to take a bus. There are regular buses from Cancun and Tulum that go to Chetumal where it is possible to get a bus to Belize city. At the boarder in Santa Elena you will have to pay a still $50 Conservation Fee, but there are few hastles. Once in Belize City take a bus to Belmopan, the very tiny capital. From here you can grab a bus to San Ignacio in the Cayo district and then a short bus ride to the boarder Benque Viejo del Carmen. Go through customs and walk across the bridge into Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala and grab a bus to Flores, Guatemala. Ask the driver to drop you off at El Cruce, "The Cross", where you need to head north to El Remate by walking or by a mini taxi (they are quite frequent). From El Remate "the dead end" you can stay the night and then take the noon bus to Tikal two and half hour drive north. In Tikal stay at the Jaguar Inn or the other two hotels. You can get a bus back to El Remate or even Flores if you would like to continue to head south to Guatemala City or just to El Cruce and head back into Belize.
When leaving El Remate to visit Tikal, leave early in the morning because traffic will be very light in the late afternoon. A really old school bus will probably make the trip from Flores to Tikal and pass El Remate around 7 am. It will be coming back from Tikal to Flores in the afternoon.
Ask the owners of Casa de Don Luis when it the bus passes for Tikal. You can pick it up right in front of their restaurant.