It is so remote it took me 10 years to finally get to Tikal, its not on the beaten track and there were stories around about buses getting targeted by robbers looking for backpackers and their money. The second time around I made a break from where I was living in Roatan Honduras. A visa run if you like. To get my passport stamped and refreshed. The route along the way deserves a mention.

San Pedro Sula, crossing the border at Corinto onwards to Puerto Barrios and Livingston a break neck speedboat to punta gorda under the cover of darkness and waves I will never forget 007 style. El Rincon Flores and Tikal itself. to be continued...