Hostal Hermano Pedro Tikal
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I decided to visit El Remate for a couple of nights so that I could capture sunset at the Maya site of Tikal and also make an early start at the ruins the following day. El Remate is a small village on the shore's of Lake Petèn Itzà, mid way between Flores and Tikal. Its proximity to Tikal, variety of accommodation and fabulous lake side setting …
Nous rejoignons la frontiere Guatemalteque a bord d un pick up. Une fois les paperasseries administratives remplies, et les 30 dollars US de frais de sortie payés (apparemment le belize a du mal a retenir sa population et demande donc de payer pour sortir du territoire...), nous faisons la fortune d´un taxi qui nous fait payer 15 dollars une course …
With a new, wooden and mosi proof room secured, we spent the rest of the day chilling by the lake, jumping off the pier to swim and watching the local boys trying to fish. After a siesta we hired a couple of Kayaks and headed out to the other side of the lake.
That night we walked up the main street, which consisted of about 50 metres of …
... with caution (can't remember the Spanish words for this one)” or “Zona Escola (school zone)” but that didn’t deter Eddie from driving between 80 – 100kms per hour. I kept on sliding from my seat and had to hold on for the first 5 hours of the drive. He also decided that this drive was the right time to teach his little mate how to drive up the mountains, at least his little mate drove at normal speeds.
We get to Santa Elena ...
... but of course could be relit unlike a waterlogged torch. At the end of the cave there was a narrow but tall room with a small pool about 2m across. "Who wants to jump?" asked the guide. What?? You could scramble up the rock face at the back of the room and make a 3m jump into the pool provided you were careful not to jump into the other side or low ceiling..in the light of 12 candles. A mad Danish girl went first so David felt obliged ...
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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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