What is the Best Way to Experience Tikal?
For national monuments (such as Tikal),
When Is the Best Time to Visit Tikal?
The Maya site of Tikal is inside the Tikal National Park, which opens at 6:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm daily. There is lodging available inside the park for overnight visitors.
Best Way to Get to Tikal?
If you’re in Belize, there are a number of different ways to reach the remote jungle site of Tikal.
International flights depart daily from the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City to the town of Flores in Guatemala. From Flores, private operators offer services to Tikal (about 45 miles/70 km).
Where Is Tikal Located?
Tikal is located within the Tikal National Park in the northern district of El Peten in the country of Guatemala. The entire area is now a nationally-protected biosphere and consists of dense jungle. The nearest inhabited town is Uaxactun, approximately 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Tikal.