El Remate

Lake Petén Itza by Harris and Goller viaventure.com

Lake Petén Itza by Harris and Goller viaventure.com

A quiet place to stay for a El Petén adventure

Halfway between Flores and Tikal, El Remate is a quaint, centrally located community within easy reach of breathtaking ruins, mysterious caves, birdwatching, swimming and more.

Nestled along the eastern shore of Lago Petén Itzá, El Remate provides a variety of lodging and dining choices, plus scenic vistas of the lake and its famous formation: Cerro Cahuí (Crocodile Hill), with a silhouette resembling a giant croc gliding on the lake.

In addition to Tikal, just 33 kilometers away, these destinations, among others, are within easy reach of El Remate:

  • Biotopo Cerro Cahuí, a tropical rainforest of some 700 hectares. Noted for its birdwatching, this hilly destination also offers scenic views of Lago Petén Itzá amid the lush vegetation. It’s also an important watershed for the lake.
  • Actún Kan, a serpentine formation of limestone caves. Watch for bats as you enter this humid, slippery world of stalactites and stalagmites. (see page 106)
  • Parque Natural Ixpanpajul, a 450-hectare forest with 200 species of trees, 150 species of birds and around 40 species of mammals. A favorite attraction is the zip-line ride known as the Tarzan Tour.
  • Petencito Zoo, with a collection of jaguars, monkeys, macaws and other native wildlife.

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