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Camping sites for South & Central America
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The highlight of our visit to Guatemala was Tikal. Tikal is considered by many to be the most spectacular of all the Maya cities and temple complexes so far discovered. The site is dominated by five great temples that tower upwards 60 metres or more above the forest floor. (Web: www.tikalpark.com/)
Hotel Marina y Yatch Club Nana Juana - Rio Dulce
GPS 15° 39' 28.6"N / 88° 59' 29.3"W
The entrance is next to the Shell station (which is south of the bridge), on the southern side of the service station.
Cost US$20 per vehicle/per night.
A waterfront hotel located on the south side of the Rio Dulce and overlooking the waterway.
Parking/camping is behind the hotel itself, on the road, in front of a long line of boat sheds.
Facilities include toilets and hot showers, wi-fi, restaurant, bar, swimming pool.
The manger was French and could speak good English which was a help.
Tikal Ruinas Camp - Tikal National Park
GPS 17° 13' 30.4"N / 89° 36' 39.9 "W
Cost approx US$7/person/night.
Basic facilities - water, toilets, cold showers.
This National Park camp ground is situated near the entrance to the ruins, in a large open grassy area, with some shade.
***Note: Had a great guide, Luis Ramirez (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) who turned out to be brilliant. He not only could speak perfect English (albeit with an American twang) his knowledge was wide spread and profound (he has a degree in Environmnetal engineering) and he has been a guide here for over 20 years.****
Hotel El Sombrero - Lago de Yaxha
GPS 17° 03' 15.5"N / 89° 23' 16.1 "W
Turnoff is 33km west of the border.
Hotel is about 400 metres off the dirt road (and near the entrance to the Yaxha National Park and ruins.
A small hotel that overlooks Lago de Yaxha.
Camping area down near the lake edge. Small grassy area but little shade.
Facilities include toilets, cold showers, restaurant/bar.
No swimming in the lake though - it's inhabited by crocodiles.
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