I am travelling from San Ignacio to Tikal on Memorial day weekend for a single night. We are a group of 5 adults and 1 eleven month old baby. We are renting an SUV from crystal in Belize city, and driving to San Ignacio. Then we plan to drive to Tikal the next day, and stay in Tikal for a day and drive back the next day. I have several questions,
1. Should I drive to Tikal, or just get a taxi at the border? Will they have a mini-van taxi to accommodate all 6 of us? Renting a car to cross the border from Crystal is more expensive than renting for AQ, which is Belize only. So I can rent from AQ, leave the car in San Ignacio for a day, and take the taxi to Tikal.
2. Is tikal stroller friendly? We plan to take turns in climbing the pyramids so no one has to climb up with the baby. any advice on handling tikal with baby?
3. Is san ignacio and tikal lacto-vegetarian friendly? We dont eat meats, eggs, and lard, but milk is ok. Do you think we will have issues with food?
4. We are planning either staying is Tikal or by the nearby lake (La Lancha?). I am unable to find many suites that can hold the entire family. We may rent two rooms. Do you have any recommendations on which way to go? Are there more mosquitoes in tikal or near the lake? We would like to have A/C in the rooms so the baby can be more comfortable.
Thanks very much for your help and advice,