Fodor's Expert Review Jungle Lodge

Parque Nacional Tikal, Tikal, Petén, Guatemala Fodor's Choice

Perhaps the best accommodations in Tikal, this lodge's cobblestone footpaths will lead you through a tamed jungle (but not so tame as to deny you a hello from a spider monkey or an iguana) to remodeled bungalows, painted with elegant interpretations of Maya motifs. The original structure was built almost 60 years ago to house archaeologists working at Tikal; those rooms are now the budget options with shared baths. If your budget allows, choose one of the bungalows or suites instead. The Jungle Lodge remains an affordable option in the park, but recent upgrades have made some rooms more luxurious—with outdoor showers, Jacuzzis, and other tropical amenities—and more expensive. The food is underflavored and overpriced: stay here and eat elsewhere (the two other park hotels have restaurants).

PROS

  • dynamic interiors and exteriors
  • Edenic jungle gardens
  • swimming pool

CONS

  • more expensive than other options in the park
  • dining options underwhelming and overpriced
  • electricity and water are turned off at set times of the day

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Countryside
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2477–0570

HOTEL DETAILS

49 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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