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Getting There

By Minivan -- Scheduled and independent minivans ply the route between Santa Elena/Flores and Tikal throughout the day. Any of these will drop you off in El Remate. Fares from Flores to El Remate run around Q20 to Q40 per person.

By Car -- El Remate is located about a mile north of Ixlú on the road between Santa Elena and Tikal. The road is well paved from Flores and Santa Elena, as well as to Tikal and the Belize-Guatemala border, 60km (37 miles) to the east.

Getting Around

El Remate is tiny, and you can easily walk anywhere in town. Some of the hotels listed below are located a mile or so north of the village, on the road that circles Lake Petén Itzá. If you're in El Remate, you'll most likely want to go to Tikal, visit Santa Elena and Flores, or explore the region.

By Taxi -- Taxis charge between Q150 and Q200 for the one-way trip between El Remate and Tikal, and between Q100 and Q150 for the trip between El Remate and Santa Elena or Flores. The higher rates are for a minivan that can hold anywhere from six to eight passengers. A taxi is your best option if you decide to explore the area around the lake. There are often taxis hanging around town. If not, your hotel can call one for you. Be sure to have your hotel set a fair price, or be prepared to bargain, as the first price you are quoted is likely to be above the going rate and subject to some negotiation.

By Minivan -- If you don't have a car, the best way to get around is by minivan. Scheduled and unscheduled minivans ply the route between Flores and Tikal throughout the day. All of these pass through El Remate, dropping off and picking up passengers. You can get a minivan at almost any hotel in El Remate, or walk a few hundred yards out to the main road to Tikal and flag one down. The ride takes about a half-hour to either Tikal or Flores, and the one-way fare is Q20 to Q40 per person.

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.