Hostal Hermano Pedro Tikal
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Hermano Pedro Tikal El Remate
Hostal Hermano Pedro in the small village of El Remate is a very good option for low budget travellers. Accomodations are basic but the place is really nice, and so is Arturo the owner.
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... than any noises emanating from the jungle. The drive up was slow, the maximum speed limit here seems to be 40kph, enforced by viscous speed humps. But watching the sunrise above the jungle helped pass the time. Tikal is unique among the main Mayan sites, being wholly located in the middle of pristine jungle, protected as a national park. Here Jaguars still roam, monkeys rule the treetops,and along with the birds and insects, provide the soundtrack of the jungle. A myriad of ...
... to go by bus, but as we would have a long wait I approached him and agreed a fare for him to take us to the border with Guatemala.
We had a slight diversion en route due to a road closure for an easter procession, but were at the border fairly quickly. This was to be our last overland border crossing, other than USA / Canada but we expect that to be less hassle (and less corrupt hopefully!). The Belize exit was simple enough, paying our departure tax, there was a ...
... their main. They did not like this. Not even one little bit. And this is where the cringe starts. The woman marched over to the poor waiter (who was, at this point, actually running between tables the poor lamb) and demanded to know where her food was. Poor stressed and slightly sweaty Spanish speaking waiter said something back to her in Spanish which only served to incense her more. She started shouting at him about him not speaking English and when he replied (in Spanish) she just ...
... century B.C. to the 10th century A.D. The ceremonial centre contains superb temples and palaces. Remains of dwellings are scattered throughout the surrounding countryside with thousands of architectural and artistic remains of the Mayan civilization from the Preclassic Period (600 B.C.) to the decline and eventual collapse of the urban centre around 900 AD. We climbed to the top of the largest temple and had amazing views of ...
... by our hostel. We didn´t feel like we were having the lack of information thanks to a very helpful local guy, working in the information center, who gave us some tips about what to see inside the park.
First of all, we hiked for approximately 20 minutes to get to the viewpoint up in the mountains. It was quite a steep uphill, but nothing we couldn´t handle. However, we took it easy because the path was very slippery and the last thing we wanted to happen was any ...