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Tikal National Park is located within the 6,000 square miles Maya Biosphere in the northern part of Petén, Guatemala. The park is located 63 Kms from Flores with paved road access, from Guatemala City a 7 hr drive.  Flores is the governing city of Petén the northern state or department of Guatemala. Most tours to Tikal start from Flores or El Remate village which is located half way between Flores and Tikal ruins. There is no Tikal town and no stores for shopping other than souvenirs. The Ruins area contains about 24 sq. kms. About 80% of the structures are still unexcavated. Only 40 per cent of the ruins within the park have been mapped. There are 220 square miles of jungle all around the ceremonial center. Tikal National Park is Open everyday from 6:00 am. - 6:00 pm.
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Green Breasted Mango Hummingbird

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