There are only three hotels within Tikal park boundaries, and a camping area. All are near the parking lot, a few hundred meters from the Visitors Center, museums and shops. No Tikal village or town exists in or out of the park.
It’s important to note that there is no electricity in Tikal, hotels have generators that run part time. They also have some type of telephone communication and internet. There are no banks or ATMs in the park, the closest are located in Flores/Santa Elena.
Staying within the park is the most convenient option for visiting the ruins, especially at sunrise or sunset. However they are considerably more expensive than hotels in El Remate or Flores and there is limited selection. If you decide not to stay within the park it is still very easy to plan your visit, as buses travel steadily during the morning hours into the park and return throughout the afternoon.
Below are the lodging options available in Tikal:
Jaguar Inn – The most economical of the three hotels. Bungalows are set off to the side of the restaurant. All rooms have private bath, hot water, ceiling fans, and porch hammocks. Hammocks are also available for rent and a there is a small camping area behind the restaurant. Open for breakfast from 6am.
Jungle Lodge – The largest of the three hotels, offering three types of rooms, a restaurant and pool. Some rooms are slightly more secluded, located further away from the restaurant and pool, bungalows situated poolside are the most expensive. All rooms are spacious, with private baths and hot water.
Tikal Inn – The Tikal Inn offers simple rooms with private bath and ceiling fan, there is also a swimming pool. This hotel is the closest to the walking entrance to the ruins, although all hotels are situated very close to one another.