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Once the ceremonial, religious and social center of Tikal, this plaza is surrounded by huge temples, a palace, sculpted altars and a ball court.
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Tikal National Park, Guatemala
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

The park only sells you maps, besides the 150Q admission fee for foreigners, at 2 dollars. So we did not buy one. There are no maps within the park, but the only places worth visiting are the 5 temples.

Thank Alice V
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to grab an iced cold beer and walk around some of the best Mayan ruins anywhere! So hot. And you need to walk a bit to get here, as all the ruins (temples) are quite spread out in the jungle....More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed August 2, 2018

If you have a chance to go to Tikal, go! It is incredible. The rules are still pretty lax and they let you climb to the top of the tallest pyramid that has a maybe 4 foot terrace around the top and no railing or...More

Thank Cheda M
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Beuatiful Plaza Tikal, you can almost imagine the hustle and bustle of a time past. Wonderful ruins, some of which you can climb. Every trip through Tikal passes through here.

Thank rviolac
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Certainly the best part of Tikal. Spent over an hour exploring the plaza and probably needed even more time.

Thank selyoink
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This was the first sight we saw and it was incredible! The area takes you back in time and the pyramids are beautiful!

Thank Steve R
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Stunning maya temples located in the jungle of Guatemala. In can become a bit crowdy so go early in the morning.

Thank Kim B
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Aim to be here towards the later afternoon - that's when the big group tours will have left so you can get beautiful, clean shots without anyone in them.

Thank Christopher V
Reviewed April 13, 2018

Really impressive part of Tikal. Surprisingly not crowded in the morning at around 8 AM. There were just few people so our small tour group could enjoy this place and soak the atmosphere and enjoy the silence. The Temple of Jaguar is as a stunning...More

Thank duhoz
Reviewed March 23, 2018

The Great Plaza and the buildings that surround it are truly amazing. Although I was unable to climb to the top of one of the buildings the area is superb and it is not hard to work out what the place was like and how...More

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