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


  • FREE unlimited WiFi in common areas (one guest computer also available)
  • FREE lg. bottled water in every room
  • Easy USB charging connection in every room
  • All rooms have private bath and warm water showers, the majority have A/C
  • Laundry service available (extra cost)
  • All rooms have private bath and hot water showers, the majority have A/C
  • We arrange tours to Tikal, Yaxha & other Maya ruins
  • We arrange reliable transportation to Flores, Tikal, Antigua, Guatemala, Belize & other destinations


Our restaurant is open daily from 6:30am-9pm.

Group stays are easy to organize! There is a comfortable gazebo for relaxing, which can also serve as a meeting area. The hammocks normally hanging in the gazebo are easily removed and we furnish sufficient seating and tables. Construction is hexagon shaped with an 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 Tikal Hotel!

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Tikal hotel La Casa De Don David

If you are visiting the Tikal and Flores area of Guatemala, we welcome you to our one-of-a-kind piece of paradise. La Casa de Don David guesthouse & hotel in El Remate is located just 15 minutes away from the entrance of Tikal National Park.

A family owned and operated establishment, we – David (with over 45 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

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Sample Guest Room

At Tikal hotel La Casa De Don David we operate differently from other hotels – our rates start from just $20 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 Wi-Fi.  There’s also free purified water, not to mention there are beautiful gardens, a friendly, helpful staff and a great atmosphere! Everyone likes the lake view Mirador overlooking the beautiful Lago Peten Itza, with a 150 meter zip-line drink and dessert-delivery service on the “Tucan Express” from the restaurant.

Superb Reviews

Tikal hotel La Casa de Don David is proud to be a top-rated hotel in El Remate on TripAdvisor, earning Certificates of Excellence for nine years: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020!  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 just read the 400+ reviews on Trip Advisor to learn what our guests say and to see why we earn Trip Advisor awards of excellence.

Beautiful Location

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The lovely sunset view from our restaurant

We are conveniently 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

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