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 ...
... with no issues. Indeed a few people stayed on the water side too long, and it is with a bizarre humour we encouraged them to jump when usually it'd be the other way around ("Don't do it, life is worth living! etc etc). Here I got chatting to Robin. I'd briefly bumped into him early as he was with another hostel doing things in the opposite order. It looks like he is now a day behind me.
Back in town we decided to break with the lodge and ...
... t expecting (there was an alternative route - 5 minutes on a flat path - which we weren't told about until the way back!). The pools were absolutely beautiful and we spent 2 hours exploring, swimming and relaxing. We spent one more night at the hostel in our lofty semi-private bed (up a ladder in the dorm) before leaving on another 9 hour bus journey the next day to Antigua - more tales to come! Lots of love, Victoria and Russell ...
Damn it they're heading to same hostel as us! Of all the hostels on Antigua, what are the chances! Bus took while to get going picking people up, think gonna be an interesting journey! Totally not comfy, headrest too low to really fall asleep and no leg room. Got to ...