Welcome to Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre
A vast expanse of seasonally flooded forest cut through by slow-moving rivers, this 3340-sq-km park in the northwest corner of El Petén forms the largest protected wetlands area in Mesoamerica. For many, this kind of deep jungle, middle-of-nowhere experience is Guatemala at its very best. Birders, nature-lovers, and those looking to bask in the simple things will love it here.
Though its northwestern reaches are threatened by petroleum extraction operations and drug-running activities, it remains a haven for endemic wildlife.