Mayan-themed lodge with an unbeatable location right beside the entrance to Tikal, allowing you to experience the Mayan ruins in peace and quiet.
Jungle Lodge is shrouded by rainforest in Tikal's archaeological park, right beside the entrance to the ruins themselves. Its location is undoubtedly its main attraction - it's the only hotel this close; there are a couple of back-packer hostels but otherwise the nearest option is a 45-minute drive away.
This is a long-standing property which has been renovated tastefully to a good standard, with wooden floors and sturdy polished furniture, all enhanced by discreet Mayan artwork. The fan-cooled suites and guest rooms occupy whitewashed cottages dotted around the tropical garden; each room has a porch with chairs where you can relax and observe monkeys, toucans and other exotic species which populate the grounds. There is also an attractive swimming pool fringed by tropical foliage: a delicious spot to cool off after a hot and tiring day looking round the ruins. The restaurant serves good, traditional buffet fare, or you could choose to eat at other small establishments nearby.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
“Nothing wrong with Jungle Lodge, but a more basic property (again, as indicated by Caroline)- quid pro quo is it is right next to Tikal so was definitely the right place to stay.”AS, Harpenden
"Ideal for the ruins, helpful staff. Lack of electricity early in the morning was interesting when departing!"CT, Horsham
“Best feature of Jungle Lodge was its setting within easy walking distance of Tikal site and grounds full of wildlife.”DH, Newton Abbott
This is fantastic, The lodges were clean and very comfortable and secure against the monkeys knocking on the door at 4.00 am. Lovely restaurant with great selection of meals and breakfasts - all were great I have been in 4star lodges in Africa and Asia which were not as good as thisPE, Btromley
"Better than described."GJ
Not Bad for a Remote Place The Jungle lodge is a cabin style resort close to the entrance of the ruins at Tikal. The place is about an hours drive from Flores airport and is remote. The individual cabins are relatively spacious, clean and with good beds and a good bathroom but lack air conditioning. There is an old ceiling fan. The windows have mosquito mesh and there is a mosquito net in the room. The place needs a bit of refurbishing. There is no fridge, mini bar or tea making facilities in the room. The reception and dining area is big and there is a souvenir shop but no snacks or drinks of any description unless you order them on the menu. Reception is so-so and not exactly helpful. The dining room staff are friendly but hint broadly about tips. Food is expensive and average. The wine and other drinks are fine but expensive for Guatemala (Suggestion: Stock up on snacks and drinks before you get here and before you enter the park.) The power supply can be erratic but there seems to be a stand-by generator. Wi-fi is free but only works in reception and pool area. The pool area is nice and has a happy hour on drinks.GF Exeter
"Great location and the chance to watch monkeys swing in the tree outside my hotel room! The food was also outstanding although there was somewhat of a language barrier I still had a wonderful time here."NL, London
Higher standard than expected
“Tikal – the jungle lodge hotel was of a much higher standard than I expected and I would recommend anyone visiting Tikal to stay inside the park, as the best times to visit were early morning and evening. I had the Gran Plaza all to myself for sunset one evening.”AW, Angel
"A highlight was staying so close to Tikal and seeing the ruins at dawn when fewer tourists were around.”JS, Fulham
We weren't expecting top standards but the hotel was adequate. We often found the reception desk unmanned, including when we arrived and left. The room was fine and breakfast was adequate. The great thing about the hotel is that it is within the park so only a short walk to the Mayan site and there are birds and animals all around, so for us it was the right choice of hotel.GU, Dorchester
"The Lodge is as described simple but nevertheless the best place to stay. The restaurant was closed when we arrived at 21.15 and electricity is restricted to 6.00 - 9.00, 12.00 - 14.00, 7.00 - 10.00."LF, Bristol
I would highly recommend this lodge style hotel, as long as you dont require air conditioning ( which wasnt necessary when we visited ) Also the electricity went off at night- but this added to its charm. The small swimming pool was delightful with the sounds of the jungle all around. The staff were great.EP, Bodmin
Perfect location for early start at Tikal, avoiding all traveling to and fro. Good accommodation and restaurant and pools to relax in after active day.JLB,London
“Ice-cold towels particularly appreciated after the tour at Tikal!”AJ, Switzerland
"Very nice and superb location. We appreciated the wildlife in the gardens and nearby.”MT, UAE
Good location in the park. A very pleasant place to stay surrounded by trees and bird life.JF, Sherbourne
Very convenient location for the ruins.DE, Wilmslow
Great pool for relaxing after the rains.NK, Beaconsfield
Excellent restaurant and fabulous location. Lots of wildlife. Great that we could walk to the Tikal Archaeological Park.SW Telford
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