Departamento del Petén Travel Guide

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Parque Nacional Tikal

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Flores

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El Remate

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Sayaxché

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Tikal

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Tikal

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Parque Nacional Tikal

Flores

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  • Canopy/Zip-Lining close to Flores

    Flores Things to Do

    A short 5-minutes ride from Flores the natural park Ixpanpajul is located. They offer several activities in the wild nature such as swinging through the forest on a Zip-Line from tree to tree. They call it Tarzan-Canopy-Tour and offer this activity also at night. As we found this out we wanted to try this before leaving Flores! It was an amazing...

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  • La Lancha Lodge

    Flores Hotels

    Lake Peten Itza, Flores, Guatemala

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    Flores Restaurants

    What a nice place! After some hard bus rides through Guatemala we stayed a few days on the wonderful island Flores. There we went EVERY night and some days even for lunch (too bad they dont do breakfast) to the Villa de chef restaurant. Right at the shore of this beautiful lake, with romantic sunsets almost garanteed and an atmosfere that is...

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El Remate

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  • Recent travel warnings

    El Remate Warnings and Dangers

    During my current trip I have found that the recent US travel advisory about drug violence in northern Guatemala and Tikal area is not directed at tourism. Other travelers I was talking to did not feel threatened, and all services are functioning as normal, buses etc. Dangers really seem to be exaggerated. On another note, the food at La Casa De...

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  • Taxis

    El Remate Transportation

    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!!

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  • Taca Air

    El Remate Transportation

    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.

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Sayaxché

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  • Combi from Santa Elena through to Coban

    Sayaxché Transportation

    Combi Vans, a shared minevan usually packed full of human cargo inside and with baggage on the roof, ply the highways from Flores/Santa Elena through to Coban on a relatively new highway system. Just before I took this route, many here on VT argued that it would be hard going on a gravel road, taking many hours, but at the time of our trip a new...

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  • Across the River

    Sayaxché Transportation

    As I explained, the minibus dropped us on the "wrong" side of the Rio De La Pasion. To reach Sayaxché, it is but a short boat ride across the river (cost: 28 cents).I wonder how many people who read this tip have crossed from Chiang Khong to Houayxai. It was exactly the same experience, although a world away. Actually El Remate reminded me a lot of...

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  • Minibus from Flores to Sayaxché

    Sayaxché Transportation

    All bus from Flores actually depart from lively Santa Elena, across the causeway.I took a tuktuk from the hotel to the bus station. There, I found the minibus to Sayaxché easily. I was alone when the bus started, but we made a first stop in the rowdy market and then stopped again and again in the town's outskirts. Pretty soon we were jammed full....

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Tikal

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  • Visiting the Park

    Tikal Things to Do

    Actually Tikal is well worth the visit, in spite of the US$22 we had to pay as foreigner (compared to the US$2.00 locals pay). The pyramids are impressive and the tour is fantastic. We decided not to pay for a guide, since it was so expensive (US$60.00) but dought a map (about US$2.00) and went about the park without problems.Heat in April is...

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  • Camino Real Hotel

    Tikal Hotels

    Lote 77 Parcelamiento Tayasal Tikal Guatemala, T

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Tikal

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  • Visiting the Park

    Tikal Things to Do

    Actually Tikal is well worth the visit, in spite of the US$22 we had to pay as foreigner (compared to the US$2.00 locals pay). The pyramids are impressive and the tour is fantastic. We decided not to pay for a guide, since it was so expensive (US$60.00) but dought a map (about US$2.00) and went about the park without problems.Heat in April is...

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  • Camino Real Hotel

    Tikal Hotels

    Lote 77 Parcelamiento Tayasal Tikal Guatemala, T

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Top Departamento del Petén Hotels

Flores Hotels
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Sayaxché Hotels
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El Remate Hotels
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