I love Uaxactun and the ancient observatory there, reputed to be the place where the Maya perfected their calendar. The ruins are very peaceful, magical and off the beaten track of tourism. I also really like the community of Uaxactun which is a subsistence community, without regular electricity and piped water. There is one telephone (shared by the community), no internet and no hot water . At the same time Compamento El Chiclero, while basic accommodation, is comfortable, clean and friendly. Amazingly, there is also a free museum at the hotel with an exceptional collection of ancient ceramic items. .The owner, Neria Herrara, is a native of Uaxactun, and has long been involved in promoting and educating others about Petén and Uaxactun. The food is excellent as well with the most flavorful tortillas ive eaten in guatemala. do bring mosquito repellant as in all parts of Peten.
- Also Known As:
- Campamento El Chiclero Guatemala/Peten