The best place to stay if you want to see the ruins with few other tourists in it. You can get up early in the morning before the busloads of tourists get there and then go back late in the afternoon when they have all left again. There is a small grassy area for pitching tents that can get crowded at night. Parking is in front of the restaurant. Electricity at some sites. 50Q/pp
There is secure parking in the hotel grounds, but they don’t allow camping. This is a good place to stay if you have a vehicle and want to go to the Candelaria caves. They have terminals for internet but no wifi.
The view is insane, but tent camping is on uneven ground between the cabins. Ok for small tents, but difficult for larger tents, and there is nowhere to setup a cooking area. Outside food and drinks are not allowed in the common area. It's cheapest to stay in a cabin and cook on the patio, however the food at the restaurant is quite good and not too spendy. Reportedly they are building more accommodation.
Excellent park, but the camping area is a bit of a walk from the parking lot. Rangers are really friendly and there is great hiking. Chances of seeing a quetzal are slim, but the cloud forest is amazing. Electricity available in the office. No showers, but you can go for a swim if you like.
This is a nice little coffee shop with a decent sized parking lot right near the center of town. Fairly private given the central location. Paying 40Q. Can pay an additional 10Q for power and 5Q for wifi... Or get a cup of coffee and get the wifi free. Cheaper weekly rates available for 30Q a night. Nice friendly owner. They also own the lot across the street that can accomodate larger rigs. Food and drink not half bad either...
Campground right at the entrance to Tikal. 50 Q per person. Cute Camping with Palapa on every pitch. Shower and toilet clean, but had little water (cold) and light did not work. Common area with sink for dishes and washing near the bathrooms. Restaurants near by.
BE CAREFULL with the powerplant in the left corner, close to the palapas. It operated from 5.30 to 9pm, and in the morning started at 6.30am... not very authentic for a National Park and UNESCO site
A dairy farm near Cula that will allow you to camp on their property. Only room for one or two vehicle. Seems to be spots for tent campers as well. Bring your levellers- ground is quite slopey. Price was 100Q per vehicle. They also rent rooms.
Located centrall in the city, this lot has a 24 hour police guard. Shower & Toilet. Max 5 day stay and to be in by 10pm. Open again with minor restrictions A large parking lot of a grassy field offered by the tourist police. Very close to the city center. Officially you are allowed to stay up to five nights. Camping is for free. They want you to use your own sanitaries if you have ones because their own facilities need to be rebuilt. If you use their sanitaries they asked you for a small donation for renovation. Quiet during night. Comfortable climate on 1550 m altitude!
Charming tourist area with many hiking trails and suspension bridges.
This is an excellent, very clean, and spacious campground that appears to be underutilized but well maintained. There are large bathrooms that are cleaned twice-daily and two covered common areas. Both common areas have picnic tables and power outlets. One common area has sinks that are perfect for doing dishes, etc. It was raining during our stay and it was approved to put up our tent under the roof of the large common area.
Comment: Not closed. See the neighbour, they have the keys. 80 gtq per day for 2 people with camper van.
Nice resort with great grassy camping area. Gorgeous view of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlan. There's a pool (can be empty) and restrooms near the camping area. Price 60 Quetzales for two persons and a smal motorhome.
Full Hookups and small palapas with grills. Pools and Waterslides. Flush toilets, outdoor showers for men, private showers in the ladies bathroom. Closed on Mondays but someone should still be there to let you in.
Semuc Champey a second! Similar to the Rio On Pools in Belize it has here natural pools in the river levels. Perfect January-March and June-July. In April and in the rainy season the river swells and becomes too strong. We stayed here in September, the waterfall was like the Rhine Falls in Switzerland, absolutely monstrous! Admission is 50QZ/Person for foreigners. You can sleep in front of goal in several parking areas. 20QZ/Auto we were told. The area should be quiet. But we are on, because we could not swim. Dogs were also allowed! Access is via a gravel road in very good condition. On the paved road you have to point at N 15.82680 ° W 89.45043 ° north direction, turn to the point here.
One of the nicest spots on lake Atitlan. Pierre offers RV and tent camping and has several appartments to rent. Furthermore, he sells fresh tenderloin meat, seafood and wine. There are 3 lounge areas with hammocks, lounge chairs, BBQ and amazing views. Camping is 75Q per night (per vehicle). Call or email ahead as there are only 3 spots for RVs.
From the main road you have to drive 1.6km off-road to reach this place. It's the entrance/parking area to the Grutas and Tubing Tours. The road gets very steep, rough and narrow. 4x4 recommended (we were able to make it with our trailer, but that wasn't funny) We did't see any showers or restrooms, but it's probably available if you ask. They charged us 50Q (car & 2 persons) but not sure if that was an official price. It was raining all time so we only did the short (20min) guided tour for 25Q pp to the "small" cave (it's actually amazing huge!) Flashlight needed/recommended. Note: Driving distance from Santa Elena is about 4h (including a stop at ferry) roads where in really good shape, no potholes, some Tumulos (bumps)
It has beautiful cabanas, but a bit expensive with 200QZ for 1 person or 300QZ for 2 people. Camping on the court would also be possible, but no agreed price. From here starts a the tubing trips on the river. These costs 250QZ/Person for about 6km on the river with lots of Caves!
Two dry caves and one for the tubing. You can sleep for PRO Auto 25QZ here. It has toilet and cold shower. Was a right on the street, but it looked clean and the people were very friendly. The cave tour is 50QZ for each dry cave, 60QZ for the wet cave. If you are visited every 3 160QZ/Person.
We slept here in the middle of sugar cane fields. A little weird, but you can look for other ways, it's all very twisted. It is also below rauffahren of the minds here. It has 100 evil ways. Was a bit noisy in the evening from the village, but later absolutely quiet. Path can be muddy when it rains, but it is very hard and grippy. Price: Free
We did not stay here, but on request it would have been possible. Guarded area with toilet facilities and all. Will probably nothing or not much more cost. The visit of the cool mask museum is also free!