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“Camping tips in Tikal” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tikal National Park Campground

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Tikal National Park Campground
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11 reviews
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“Camping tips in Tikal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Okay so Tikal is amazing but rediculously expencive and not the most outdoor place to camp because it's by all the main buildings and a generator going until about 10pm however I believe taking the sunrise tour from anywhere other than sleeping there you will get to temple 4 late, so the cheapest way to camp is at the camp ground across from the Jaguare Inn through a big field lit with fireflys in the night, great little cabanas to keep you dry and if you wake at 3:30 your tour will be the only people to actually be on temple 4 for the amazing jungle awakening, sunrise in rainy season is misty and bland but the wildlife is worth it.... So camping is okay, two day max in my opinion, 50Q per person and if you don't have a tent 85Q per person for a misquito net hammock totally comfy and sleepable! Your allowed fire to cook food but good luck!!! I reccomend to a budget backpacker bring PB and J and breakfast bars because fires are almost impossible to light with jungle wood and just not a practical way to cook, Jaguare inn, like their unfortunate camping situation is not very good, camping is horrid there, te campground you want is Across the street but food there is so expencive!!!!!!! So plan this trip but camping is highly recommended, it will just be a little rough!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

They have done this right
Set up on elevated platform with a
Roof over all the tents.
Close to bath/showers. And dinning.
Walk to park entrance
Bath house is very clean and is kept that way by the staff.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Xerta, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Here was amazing and good for adventurists.Views are natural and this is the best place to be if you are planning a trip to study the Mayan history.There were many crowds with a lot of school groups who came here for studying the mayan history and I was glad to see this place in my life time.I Would highly recommend here to those passing through Tikal because it is a most see wonder on earth.Though Tikal was hot but is is pretty easy to find swimming pools everywhere.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

Tikal was the best historical sites I have visited for several resons, I have never had so much freedom to explore a site as I did at Tikal. There were few crowds even on Saturday and you have the choice to take a guided tour or to go on your own. Lots of good info avaliable from books or guess who go there on a regular bases. Sunrise was amazing, it came up behind several of the temples but took three days to see it because of fog. The sunset was nice but seen from the back of Temple IV. Some people can stay for four hours and see everything they're interested in but even after three days I could have been there longer. Transportation from Flores, two nights camping at the Jaguar Inn (using thier tent, air mattresses and blanket) and food/drink was only about Q350. About $45.00 US.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

its that it is the only way to see the temples the way they ought to be seen, at sunrise and sunset, on a budget. there is 2 lodges, but they are quite pricey for a backpacker budget. I had a truck so it was perfect. the local transportation does not get here that early, and if you want to feel as though you have it to yourself this is the ticket. I got up at 6am and jogged out to the grand plaza,climbed the temple. I had the place and the sunrise to myself for at least a half hour. it was the best half hour of my life.....

Room Tip: it is gonna be a bit noisy! esp at dusk. it is pretty cool tho. I will sleep when I am dead....lol
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Tikal National Park Campground
Address: Tikal National Park, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Peten Department > Tikal National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Tikal National Park
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At 70q a night for a tent, this is by far the most affordable option within the Tikal park. Hard to reserve in advance, but show up early and ask for the campground. ... more   less 

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