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 ...
... no dramas. I finished up surprisingly sun burn free except for a little bit on my feet.
Back at the lodge around 2 we just carried on drinking, in the bar, around the pool table or in the pool itself. I eventually found some food too. Eventually others in the lodge got involved too, and I made my way into and around various groups shooting the **** and bantering before calling it a night after bar close sometime after one. ...
... creates the magnificent blue-green pools and small waterfalls.
After hiking back down the other side of the viewpoint, we met up with the water itself. The clear pools of water open up before you. Some areas are deep enough to dive into from high points on the limestone shelf ( I left that up to Sam, I was too chicken). There are fish swimming in them, and waterfalls to hang out under — even smooth rock watersides. Semuc Champey is a natural water-park in the middle ...
... 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 ...