Jaguar Inn

Parque Nacional Tikal, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala

This hotel has the feel of a backpacker's lodge, only not at backpacker prices, but it's in the park, and despite the less-than-luxe mattress you'll awaken to birdsong. Jaguar Inn has a decent if overpriced restaurant with shaded outdoor seating. Rooms of different sizes have tile floors, fans, and wooden furnishings, with Guatemalan fabrics. You can also camp here on a crowded platform for about Q110 (US$15) per person, including complete supplies and use of bathrooms and showers. The inn optimistically promises electricity from a generator 24 hours a day, but hot water is only available from 6 am to 9 am, and 6 pm to 9 pm. The hotel will pick you up in Melchor near the border for US$90 one-way for two persons.


  • conveniently in the park
  • 24-hour electricity
  • camping available


  • basic rooms somewhat jammed together
  • hot water limited to three hours in the morning and three hours in the evening
  • no swimming pool
  • very pricey for what you get


Phones: 502-7926–2411 | 315-359–4926


30 rooms and camping
Rate Includes: No meals