Tikal Practicalities Reviews
Tikal Practicalities May 27, 2006
Some info that might come in handy if you're planning on visiting Tikal:
Visiting hours are from 6 o' clock in the morning till 6 in the evening. Lots of people stay after hours (which is not allowed) to see the sunrise on top of one of the pyramids.
Entrance fees are 50,- quetzales for foreign nationals and 15,- for Guatemalan nationals. The museum charges a separate entrance fee (Q 10,- for foreigners and Q2,- for Guatemalans). It is small but worth the entrance price. Tickets are valid for one day and are bought at the main entrance of the park. They should be presented at the ticket stand near the area of the ruins (where you can also purchase maps and picture-books about the site). Tickets bought after 3 o'clock are also valid for the next day (ask for this, no-one told us voluntarily).
At the visitors centers is a scale model of the site. Check it out. It helps with some orientation (it's easy to get lost in the park). Also, there are some small restaurants in front of the visitors center. They offer better and cheaper food than at the visitor's center itself.
Part of the Guatemala & Belize 2006 travel blog
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