As kids, my brothers and I used to play-pretend mock Star Wars adventures for hours, each of us humming the franchise’s iconic theme music as we traipsed through the bushes of St. Croix on some imaginary damned fool mission.
Even today, the familiar galactic refrain continues to play in the back of my mind on hiking adventures throughout the Caribbean.
Yes, I am a Star Wars geek.
As such, I’m quite keen on visiting the temples of Tikal in the wilds of Guatemala.
Don’t remember seeing it? Then perhaps this view will help…
The image should remind all Star Wars fans of this…
Indeed, Tikal served as the location for the Rebel Base on Yavin 4 in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope!
I’ve read that you can enjoy the same vantage point as the Rebel sentry tracking the Millennium Falcon as it landed on Yavin by climbing Temple IV and looking to the east at Temples I, II, and III.