Camino Real Tikal

Lote 77, Parcelamiento Tayasal, San José, Petén, 17002, Guatemala

To experience the natural beauty of the jungles surrounding Lago Petén Itzá without sacrificing international-style hotel creature comforts, you could head to the Camino Real Tikal. It's possible to spend several days at this large hotel between El Remate and the village of Jobompiche without exhausting the possibilities—kayaking, boating, hiking in a private reserve, swimming in the pool, lounging in the lakeside hammocks, and experiencing a traditional Mayan sauna. The real jewel here, of course, is the lake, which you can cruise on a complimentary boat tour at sunrise and sunset. This is a more pleasant place to be than the rooms, most of which beg for renovation. A dozen three-story thatch-roof villas set high on the hillside hold the rooms, which have porches with lake views. Inquire about the renovated rooms, which are much nicer, and also the breakfast included for just a bit extra. Tikal park is about 45 minutes away by car.


  • largest international-style hotel in the Petén
  • lots of lake fun
  • plenty of on-site activities


  • fairly remote
  • without a car, you're stuck to so-so dining
  • most rooms tired and dated
  • lots of steps may pose problem for mobility-impaired guests


Phones: 502-7926–0204 | 502-2410–5299-reservations


72 rooms
Rate Includes: BreakfastAirport shuttle available. Complimentary lake cruises