Would it be cheaper to stay in town San Ignacio for lodging, and go through tour operators in town for things like ATM, ruins, horseback riding, jungle hikes, etc.. and do they transport there or do I need to rent car? or stay in a place outside of San Ignacio in the more "jungle" scenery and go through the tours they offer from the lodge?
Would it be cheaper to rent a car while in San Ignacio and do more things in a day or use bus system, taxi.
Seems like the jungle lodges are pricey? any thoughts on hidden gems I don't see posted on places to stay near San Ignacio? We do plan on going to Tikal and being in Guatamala a few days, so could use trip itinerary ideas or advise on sight seeing, to do, places to stay, etc.