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What to wear in/around Tikal?

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What to wear in/around Tikal?

Hello all,

More questions!

We will be arriving in BZ on Tuesday and heading straight to San Ignacio (hoping to stay at Aguada - thanks, Hopeful!). Spending two nights there and then two in Tikal (at the Tikal Inn - ditto).

Not sure if we should plan to wear light pants/heavy shoes & socks during our Tikal tours/walks for if shorts/shoes/socks is more appropriate & comfortable. The pics of the grounds look quite trimmed, but not sure if there are surrounding areas which would require longer gear?

We know it is going to be hot and humid, so trying to work it all out!

Lastly, is it worth it to fly from Flores to San Pedro to save time and get to the beach? Can't wait for the Lobster Fest!

Thanks in advance

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Leaving this Tuesday morning!


Cypress, Texas
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2. Re: What to wear in/around Tikal?

Shorts, walking shoes, hat or cap, and drinking water. It's all groomed trails with no brush.


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Thanks so much AvianQ!

The Dalles, Oregon
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Shorts and wicking shirts and really comfortable shoes should be fine. It is possible to get off the groomed trails - lots of deer paths to explore. Just be careful not to get lost! I often wear very lightweight long sleeves and long pants early morning and evening for bugs. Or just plan to pack along bug stuff in case they bug you. Happy trails!

San Ignacio, Belize
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A full Camelback comes in handy, along with Teva's. Sunblock if you wear a tank top, which I would recommend.

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