The crew of SV Ad Astra joined the crew of SV Maple in exploring the Mayan ruined city of Tikal and the modern lakeside town of Flores in Guatemala.
We love Mayan ruins and have seen Uxmal, Chitchenitza, Tulum, Coba, and Ek Balam. Without a doubt, Tikal, is the most impressive yet. A blend of the cool wooded walkways of Coba, the huge expanses of Chitchenitza (without the crowds!) and the detailed architecture of Uxmal - with much more wildlife! Spider monkeys and howler monkeys common above (watch the monkey bombs!)
We stayed at the Jungle Lodge inside of Tikal - highly recommend it - but if you can bring your own food and beverages - the restaurant has good service but quite over priced for the quality.