El Petén Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in El Petén - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Tikal 3

Lake Petexbatún 2

Monumento Natural Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo 2

El Mirador 1

Sayaxché and Ceibal 1

El Zotz 1

Uaxactún 1

El Remate 1

Santa Elena 1

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Biotopo Cerro Cahuí

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

With around 1,500 acres of rainforest, Biotopo Cerro Cahuí near El Remate is one of the most accessible wildlife reserves in El Petén.


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Upriver about 10 miles (17 km) from Sayaxché are the impressive ruins of Ceibal, frequently rendered "Seibal" in English. The site takes...

Dos Pilas

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Dos Pilas is about 7 mi (12 km) west of the northern end of Lake Petexbatún. The nearest town is Sayaxché. Dos Pilas was founded in...

El Mirador

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

El Mirador, once equal in size and splendor to Tikal, may eventually equal Tikal as a must-see Mayan ruin. It's just now being explored,...

El Zotz

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

El Zotz is where you'll find the remnants of a Mayan city, guarded by bats and monkeys and a few park guards. On a clear day you can...

Ixpanpajul Parque Natural

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Ixpanpajul Parque Natural is a private nature reserve sitting on a large stand of primary rain forest. Hiking the suspended bridges of...

Museo Lítico or Stelae Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Museo Lítico or Stelae Museum has stelae found at Tikal and interesting photos from early archaeological excavations. ...

Museo Tikal

  • Museum/Gallery

Museo Tikal has a replica of Ha Sawa Chaan K'awil's burial chamber and some ceramics and bones from the actual tomb (the jade, however,...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The Late Classic ceremonial center of Nakúm lies deep within the forest, connected to Yaxhá via 10 mi (17 km) of jungle trails that...

Punta de Chimino

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Southwest of the town of Sayaxché is the remains of the fortress of Punta de Chimino, 2½ mi (4 km) north of Aguateca. It was the last...


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