In a fabulous setting on the Laguna Yaxhá, El Sombrero features solar-powered, mosquito-netted bungalows with wraparound screened windows, most with lake views, scattered around the woods. A pleasant thatched clubhouse/dining room is attached to the kitchen. El Sombrero is 2km from the ruins and 9km from the highway. It can pick up guests (call ahead) on the main road.
You could also camp here or sling a hammock for Q80. Lancha (small motorboat) tours to Topoxté are offered (Q200) as well as night crocodile observation tours, horseback riding (Q75 per hour) and overnight trips to Nakum (one/two persons US$250/400), El Naranjo, Holmul and other lesser-known Maya sites in the vicinity. Bikes cost Q50 to rent for a half day.