As the name suggests, Jungle Lodge is hidden within lush, tropical vegetation, but its close proximity to the Mayan site of Tikal is what makes this property particularly exciting; just half a mile from Tikal's central plaza you couldn't get much closer.
For anyone looking to explore the Mayan site of Tikal then the Jungle Lodge is an obvious choice. Sitting within the national park of Tikal itself, this lodge is perfect for anyone wishing to escape the crowds and see the ruins at sunrise or sunset.
Just half a mile from the entrance, Jungle Lodge is conveniently located so you can spend less time travelling and more time exploring. The hotel is surrounded by exuberant tropical fauna and an abundance of wildlife, making it a must for anyone who loves birdwatching or being amongst nature. Watch colourful macaws and mischievous monkeys from your room and listen to their unique sounds both day and night; there really is nothing like it. There is also a temple shaped swimming pool which is ideal for cooling off in the middle of the day and basking in the nature that surrounds you.
Despite being in the middle of a jungle, the rooms are modern, spacious and come with a private bathroom. Hot water is available but is limited in supply - not to worry though, in the heat and humidity of the jungle, a hot shower is certainly not a necessity. There is no air-conditioning, although the ceiling fan ensures rooms are well ventilated, but a stay here is really all about connecting with nature and going back to basics.
The true highlight of Jungle lodge is the location in Tikal National Park. You can walk to Tikal and it is popular to visit the temples at sunrise and sunset. A 45 minute drive down a dirt track will take you to theuax Mayan ruins of Uaxacton. During your stay, keep your eyes peeled for Toucans, Agoutis and families of coatimundis, a rather cute-looking, rusty brown, raccoon-like creature.
When to visit
El Mirador Mayan Ruins by Helicopter
Soar over the jungles of Guatemala by helicopter, to reach the remote, northern corner of El Petén. Here, the Mayan ruins of El Mirador lay hidden amongst the dense forest, and can only be reached following a 5-day trek or 90-min helicopter flight.
Full day Yaxha and Topoxte
This full day tour will take you to explore the wonderful Mayan sites of Topoxte and Yaxha, accompanied by a private guide. As well as the pyramid temples of Yaxha and the island site of Topoxte, there is plenty of wildlife to observe.
Sunrise at Tikal
Enjoy an early morning excursion to the impressive temples of Tikal and soak in the sounds of the jungle as the sun rises over its towering structures. Climb temple 4 for stunning views and the chance to enjoy 360-degree views over this magical site.
Sunset at Yaxha
Discover the magical Mayan site of Yaxhá near Tikal and watch the sun set on the horizon. Relax and soak up the spectacular panoramic views of the jungle and the beautiful Yaxha and Sacnab lagoons.
Temples of Tikal
Experience one of the Maya world's most impressive and evocative temple complexes, Tikal, and feel like a true Indiana Jones. Tikal is arguably the greatest of all Mayan cities. Enjoy a fascinating private guided tour with your very own archaeology guide.