On the route between the Petén Province and Río Dulce lies a wonderful isolated ecolodge, Finca Ixobel (www.fincaixobel.com; tel. 502/5410-4307), which is about 100km (62 miles) away from both Flores and Río Dulce. Accommodations include a campground, dorm rooms, and private thatch-roof bungalows. Plus, there's an inviting lake for swimming and plenty of nearby rainforests, caves, and rivers to explore.

A few very inexpensive options, catering to the backpacker crowd, are right in El Remate. I recommend simply walking around to see which one best fits your fancy and budget. One good option is Hotel Mon Ami (www.hotelmonami.com; tel. 502/7928-8413).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.