El Remate is a quiet and friendly village which is located on the eastern shore of Lago de Peten Itza, halfway between Flores and Tikal. The place holds plenty of attractions and interesting things to do, from breathtaking ruins, mysterious cave, best bird watching spots, fun water activities and so much more. Since El Remate is a centrally located community, it offers a good opportunity for travelers to conveniently visit Flores or head to Tikal.
When it comes to transportation, getting to El Remate is easy as there are minibuses going to Tikal which pass through the village. You may also catch any bus going to Belize border and get off at Puente Ixlu village or El Cruce wherein you can take a 2 kilometer walk down the Tikal road. There are three local buses which pass through El Remate when you want to return to Flores. But it is best to book at reliable travel agencies to have a well prepared and amazing vacation. Duende Tours offers great adventure tour packages to all destinations in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala and more.
Since the place is nestled along the eastern shore of Lago de Peten Itza, El Remate the quant village affords something for everyone. You can choose from a wide variety of dining choices and lodging and get to see beautiful surroundings and panoramic vistas of the lake as well as its famous formation known as the Crocodile Hill or Cerro Cahui which resembles like a giant croc gliding on the lake.
In this gallery, you can try browsing amazing photos of El Remate. You can see from the photos that the place is so relaxing and very beautiful.
To help you plan your activities on your vacation to El Remate I have listed here some excellent things to engage in to make your trip an enjoyable one.
Here are the top things to do in El Remate:
Watch wood carvers
If you are fond of art then watching wood carvers do amazing work is an excellent activity. Most of the locals in the place carve and they make use of exotic hard words such as Mahogany to create an animal figure or amazing Mayan figurines.
Take a boat trip to Lake Peten Itza
A boat trip to Lake Peten Itza is a great opportunity to explore the rich tropical environment see different water birds and watch the beautiful sun setting.
Go bird watching
Biotopo Cerro Cahui is actually a tropical rainforest. The place is noted as the best birding location in El Remate and highly recommended for bird watchers. The place is hilly and offers scenic views of Lake Peten Itza. Get to see many different species of birds flying around you.
Go hiking and swimming
Biotopo Cerro Cahui also provides a small swimming area and hiking trails. This activity is best for adventure lovers. And even share the roads with many kinds of animals.
Camping out is a good option for budget travelers, it is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the wild. You can find El Paraiso Hostal Y Camping just off the southern edge of town. The place is perfect for camping as it is ideally located on a hillside. Not to mention that you can enjoy homemade food.
Explore magnificent archeological sites
Visiting Remate is provides a great start in exploring Tikal and other magnificent archeological sites such as Yaxha and Ixlu.
Yaxha’s tallest structure offers panoramic views of lagoons and forest. The site also comprises of plazas, ball courts, temples and palaces which are very interesting to explore.
More enjoyable activities
You can also enjoy fun outdoor activities such horseback riding, kayaking, zip-line ride, mountain biking as well as other relaxing activities. Check out our website – onejungle.com for more exciting adventure travel packages and options.
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