Tikal Connection is a leading ecotourism enterprise, serving as link between the communities of Pet?n and travelers that have a growing demand for tourism products that benefit local people in Pet?n.Pet?n is very well known as the Heart of the Mayan World. It was once the center of the ancient Maya civilization, enhancing the Maya Biosphere Reserve that shelters the second largest tropical rainforest of the hemisphere, with an area of 17,000 sq. Km. It is a refuge for more than 300 bird species, ocelots, howler monkeys, jaguars and other impressive fauna, much of these endangered species.
We support the concept of low impact tourism in protected areas and National Parks as an economic alternative to the communities established in the areas as opposed to poaching, illegal loggin and looting of cultural treasures.