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Visiting Tikal from Belize –Things to Know Before You Travel

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Getting to Tikal from Belize

Getting to Tikal from Belize

Tikal is probably the most famous ancient Maya city to explore in the world, now a UNESCO World Heritage Center complete with soaring pyramids, grand plazas, and thousands of elaborately carved monuments, altars, and huge temples. Located in the northeast corner of Guatemala, visitors usually find it more convenient and comfortable to find lodgings in San Ignacio Town and travel to Tikal during a day trip.

Why Visit Tikal from Belize

Guatemala is a developing country, where Spanish is widely spoken. Belize is a friendly, English-speaking country with affordable but modern accommodations. Visitors to San Ignacio Town in western Belize can easily access Tikal during a quick day tour, as the journey only takes approximately 90 minutes, allowing for plenty of time to see all of the impressive sights in Tikal.

Here are 9 things to know about Tikal:

A UNESCO World Heritage Center, Tikal is one of the most beautiful and majestic Mayan cities that archeologists have so far uncovered

From San Ignacio Town, Tikal is only a short 90-minute ride away

Everyone who visits Tikal loves Tikal

If you’re vacationing in San Ignacio or Cayo District in Belize, visiting Tikal is an easy way to add another stamp to your passport

Parts of the original 1977 Star Wars film were shot on location in Tikal

The entire Tikal site spans more than 60 square kilometers (23 square miles)

Guided tours to Tikal are plentiful and affordable

The overland trip from Belize to Tikal passes through some of the most beautiful jungle scenery in the world

Tikal has 7 magnificent pyramids that visitors can climb


Where to Stay in San Ignacio Town

With beautiful modern amenities, Cahal Pech Village Resort is a great place to begin your adventures in western Belize and beyond. With close access to a number of Mayan sites in Belize, as well as to Tikal across the border in Guatemala, Cahal Pech is truly the gateway to amazing adventures in the heart of Cayo District.

Cahal Pech Resort also offers Tikal Tours, with English-speaking guides and professional drivers, providing affordable and convenient day or overnight trips to Tikal and points beyond in Guatemala.

If you are visiting Cayo District in Western Belize and are interested in exploring the amazing wonders of Tikal, let Cahal Pech Village Resort do all of the planning and arrangements for you.

Questions about Tikal in Guatemala? Send us an email or call 239- 494- 3281. We will love to help you plan your Tikal Tour!

 

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