Tikal Campground | Established Campground

Guatemala

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Last Visited: almost 2 years ago
GPS: 17.22527, -89.61132
Altitude: 224.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Cold
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Description

Campground right at the entrance to Tikal. 50 Q per person. Cute Camping with Palapa on every pitch. Shower and toilet clean, but had little water (cold) and light did not work. Common area with sink for dishes and washing near the bathrooms. Restaurants near by.

BE CAREFULL with the powerplant in the left corner, close to the palapas. It operated from 5.30 to 9pm, and in the morning started at 6.30am... not very authentic for a National Park and UNESCO site

Same place as 'Camping at Tikal'

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As described.. Nothing special but a fine place to stay over before going to the ruins early in the morning.. had to go to the Jungle Lodge for WiFi, which was free but super slow.. no phone service at all in the park until you climb up one of the pyramids ;)

Reading the other entries now I wish I’d gone up to Uaxactun!

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Same spot as “Camping in Tikal” point. There are only 2 choices:
- Jaguar inn, where even the owner told us their internet sucked and where you basically park in a very small gravel parking lot (no difference from sleeping before the entrance of the park - except you pay 50Q/p) and where minibuses enter all the time to pickup or drop tourists groups...
- Tikal Campground, large grassy area and calm where you can have your space and play with your kids (weren’t bothered at all by noise of the electric power station)
We took eyes closed the second option and went back to the entrance to pay the campground.
If you want internet just go have a soda or coffee to the restaurant, wifi is pretty good and you get 2h for free. Probably it’s even on at nights and don’t need password

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Nice, grassy campground. Good for visiting the archeological sites. Very quiet.

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Huge grassy field at the entrance of Tikal ruins.
Incredibly quiet after 6pm. Saw parrots and coatis in the camping ground
Toilets for the campers open after 6 pm. If you want to use them earlier have to ask the guard.
Perfect place to visit the ruins before the tourist buses arrive.
Stayed 2 nights.
Don't forget to pay for the camping at he entrance of the park 17 km before the ruins ...

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Good spot to camp 50/pp. Place for parking all manner of vehicles. Showers and bathrooms are clean, but water is cold. Miguel the groundskeeper will lock up your bags in his shed while you are touring the ruins. Free WiFi at the cafe next to the museum

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Camping right next to Ruins. 50 Q per night. you can camp inside the hut for shelter. Prepare insect repellent.

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The mayan ruins are awesome, will look into the camping tonight

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If you want to camp there, you don't need the ticket for the NP. But you have to buy the ticket for the NP at the first gate about 18 km before.
The conditions for the park entrance have changed at the end of March 2017 : it is valid for 1 day and not for the afternoon before.
Showers and toilets were closed in the morning.

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We do not recommend this place.
It is very expensive for what you get: No electricity, no water, cold basic showers, no internet.
The advantage is to be in the park, but it is SO noisy as the powerplant for the Jaguar Inn is right on the left hand corner... close to the palapas. They operate from 5.30 to 9pm and in the morning starting at 6.30am... you cannot here any animals during this time... and its louder than staying parked along a highway

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We were disappointed. Do NOT park to your left where the palapas are. The generator for Jaguar Inn is located there and they will operate it until 9pm or later and in the morning starting at 6.30am. 50Q/person is too much money for no electricity, no internet, no water and a noisy environment.
Showers very basic and cold.

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Paid 50Q per person. Parked our van in a wide open field. Bathrooms clean with toilet seats and cold water showers. No lights so dark at night.

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We made the fault to stay at the official campground instead of camping at the Hotel Jaguar. The price is the same but you don't get the good showers and the wifi. The guy who is responsible for the campground was drunk and the restrooms were closed, when we arrived. Go to Jaguar

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Good facilities for visiting the ruins! Our experience with the sunrise tour was pretty terrible. Probability of seeing sunrise is minimal, lots of people there at top of temple 4 being pretty loud, and on top they charge you for guide and then for a separate pre-6am ticket, on top of normal entrance. Ended up just feeling ripped off and it negatively impacted our experience at Tikal. Just go at 6am on your own (or with guide if you prefer), park was still pretty empty at 6am. Another tip- Drive in after 4pm and before 6pm in order to avoid paying an extra days park entrance fee

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Large grassy field, palapas, flush toilets and cold showers, 50 Q p.P. per night.

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Campground right at the entrance to Tikal. 50 Q per person. Common area with sink for dishes and washing near the bathrooms. Restaurants near by. No lights in bathroom, bring flashlight at night.

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Cold Shower & toilets, the ladies was spotless but there was no lights. No wifi but you could go to the hotel across the road and pay for it and use their restaurant.

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campground facility in the ruins, but offers nothing locally.

Price: $ 13.00

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Cute Camping with Palapa on every pitch. Shower and toilet clean, but had little water (cold) and light did not work. 50QZ/Person/night. Good starting point for the ruins or visit Sunrisetour.
It should not come in here before 16 o'clock, or pay for 2 day admission to Tikal Park! For the Sunrisetour you have the best looking for a guide right at the large parking lot in front of the camping at the information booths. We have 50QZ/Person (40 at the end because we were 5!) He paid in order for us to pyramid at 4 o'clock in the morning leads. With 2-3h leadership it would have been 100QZ. When Jaguar Inn vis-a-vis it 25USD/Person! When you have to park early in the morning around 4am again shell out 100QZ/Person!
For the sunset or even a full moon you have to ask at the information desk. Apparently you can make at no extra cost ...
Dogs absolutely not allowed, it was difficult to hide them from the ever reciprocating guards!

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Large grassy field behind the museum with palapas and tents available to rent. Bathrooms with showers, no electricity, no wifi.

Price: 50Q/person ($6.29)

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Camping on meadow, quiet. Toilets and showers available. Water tank can be filled limited. 100 Quetzal / night 150 Quatzal / person park entrance

In the National Park

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Huge grassy field right next to the parking lot of the archeological site. New and shady palapas at sites. Very clean area. Clean bathrooms, cold showers. Fee can be paid either at the ticket office or the campsite Guardian (who spends the whole night in the area).

(50 Quetzal / person)

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