Welcome to Santa Elena


If you're up for a little DIY adventure, head 4km outside town to the Mulchic pyramid; locals can tell you how to get there.

Santa Elena makes a great base to explore the nearby ruins of Uxmal, Kabah and those along the Ruta Puuc.


Top experiences in Santa Elena

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We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Santa Elena activities

$106 Cultural & Theme Tours

SILLETEROS: HISTORY AND TRADITION

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Parque Arvi, Santa Elena, Medellin, Antioquia DepartmentWe pass on the bus next to Santa Elena main square

$50 Kid Friendly

Ebike Medellin - Electric Bike tours through Santa Elena and Arvi Park

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Mirador Cerro VerdeEnjoy an uphill ride with the power of our electric bikes, the beautiful sight of the mountain and the fresh air that will fill you with energy. A perfect place to take breathtaking pictures that you will definitely have on the top of your social media feed. This is the first step to an amazingly fulfilling experience with eBike Medellin.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bici PizzaA perfect little place with handcrafted pizzas, and an ambiance that will make you want to stay longer. Live unplugged music, tasty food, and good beer will be the perfect combination to have a prime time uphill in Santa Elena, the ideal way to end up a trip that has made you fall in love with the mountains.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

$114 Outdoor Activities

BIRD OBSERVATION TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tikal National Park, Tikal National Park, Peten DepartmentWe will observe a great variety of Birds! more than 300 species of theregion, endemic and migratory Birds.Duration: 4 hours

$375 Day Trips & Excursions

One Day Tour to Tikal from Guatemala City

Before the sun rises, you will have to be at “La Aurora” airport to catch the local flight that lasts about 30 minutes, and will take you to the “Mundo Maya” airport in Santa Elena, Petén. There, you will take a vehicle that is going to take you to the Mayan place of Tikal. The archaeological place of Tikal was the first political entity of the ´classic period´. It was a `city-state’ that dominated and area of approximately 2, 500 km2. In 1848 Colonel Don Modesto Méndez did the first recognition of this place and now Tikal is a Cultural Heritage, declared by UNESCO because of its high architectural, ma thematic, urban, commercial, and agricultural development.In the last part our visit, you will have a picnic near Tikal. Then you will go back to the Mundo Maya airport to take the flight that will take you back to Guatemala City.