...a friendly, family-run hotel near Tikal


  • FREE WiFi (one guest computer also available)
  • FREE bottled water in every room
    One meal included (breakfast or dinner) in the price of every room
  • All rooms have private bath and hot water showers, the majority have A/C
  • Laundry service
  • We arrange tours to Tikal, Yaxha & other Maya ruins
  • We arrange reliable transportation to Flores, Tikal, Antigua, Guatemala, Belize & other destinations

Great for groups

Group stays are easy to organise! There is a comfortable gazebo for relaxing, which can also serve as a meeting area. The 8 hammocks normally hanging in the gazebo are easily removed and there is sufficient seating area to accommodate 30-40 people comfortably. We cater to university & high school groups, missionary groups and others who have low key activities that will not affect other hotel guests. We can arrange various types of tours and lectures – let us know your interest & we’ll see what we can do!

Welcome to our hotel!

Front of the hotelIf you are visiting the Tikal and Flores area of Guatemala, we welcome you to our little piece of paradise, La Casa De Don David guesthouse & hotel in El Remate. Located closer to Tikal park than Flores, we are just 15 minutes away from the entrance.

A family owned and operated establishment, we – David (with over 30 years living in Petén), Rosita and Kelsey – offer a clean, modern and comfortable place to stay, with home cooked meals and lots of helpful information and services – find out more about us…

Great Prices

At La Casa De Don David we operate differently from other hotels – our rates start from just $26 per person per night (based on double occupancy) and this is 15-25% less than the authorized INGUAT (Guatemala Institute of Tourism) rate for our hotel.

However, we don’t scrimp on quality – our rooms are clean and comfortable, you have access to FREE WiFi or a guest computer for the duration of your stay, and there’s a meal included too – not to mention the beautiful gardens, the friendly, helpful staff and the great atmosphere!

Superb Reviews

We’re proud to be a top-rated hotel in El Remate on TripAdvisor, earning Certificates of Excellence for eight years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019! We were also ranked #6 of 25 on TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2013 top places to stay in Guatemala! In addition to that, we have great reviews in Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Moon Guides, Le guide du routard, and other guide books!

You can also see what some of our guests thought in our online guestbook

Beautiful Location

We are located halfway between Tikal and Flores, along Lake Petén Itzá in the village of El Remate. The Tikal National Park entrance is just 15 minutes away. Collective or private minibus service is available for pick up and return at our entrance. See how to get here

We also offer tours and activities – find out more about our tours here

Our Maya Garden

To see more info of activities in our Maya Garden –

In English – Coming Soon!

In Spanish