Hotel Casona de la Isla
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... we had high expectations for these Mayan ruins! We arrived in Flores the night before and signed up to do the sunrise tour of Tikal, for which we had to get up at 3am. Anyone who knows Megan well will know that this is not an ideal situation for her and after hearing the howler monkeys waking up in the jungle, I think Megan has a new spirit animal!
We entered the jungle in the dark and climbed to the top ...
... still managed to get that heap up to speeds that had Alex and I looking at each other waiting for a firey end to our journey. Fortunately, that didn't happen and we arrived in the Tikal area. It was about a 20 km ride from the entrance to the ruins area. The road ran through the jungle in a conservation region. Along the way we saw caution signs for animals crossing for tapiers, jaguars, turkeys, and even snakes?? I wanted to see one with the ...
... pesci. I pesci noi li abbiamo presi, e tanti, e non ci resta che tornare a El Remate per recuperare qualche ora di sonno in riva al lago; ci incamminiamo verso l’entrata, facendo una piccola deviazione fuori dal sentiero per ammirare uno splendido esemplare di tucano nascosto nella giungla. Direi che è stata la classica ciliegina sulla torta, e questa giornata non poteva essere migliore di come in effetti è stata.
Dopo una siesta rifocillante e uno splendido ...
... a happy bus - we had good seats so we just kept our heads down.
At the Tikal site, about 30 of us from two shuttles were herded together for a walk to Temple IV. The Tikal site, unlike Chichen Itza in Mexico, is in an uncleared jungle. Whilst there are paths between the various temples and ruins, they make their way through thick jungle. Perhaps it was because it was dark, but the Howler Monkeys sounded uncannily loud and it's not a ...
... and back to the border so we managed to shrug the initial taxi pushers off and head for a service station, some shade, a big bottle of water and a sit down. From there we could get our bearings and Mark ventured off to find a reasonably priced taxi to take us to Tikal. The guy was lovely, he almost pulled the whole back seat out trying to find the seat belts for us, he then parked in the shade for Indi and I whilst Mark headed off to an ATM.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casona de la Isla Flores
This was a nice hotel. The rooms were comfortable. One of our ceiling fans did not work but the air conditioning unit made up for that. The location of the hotel is perfect, right by the river. The view was amazing. I did not particularly like the food in this hotel but I only had a burger and fries. That's not really enough to pass judgment. Overall, I had a great experience here and would definitely stay again.
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