San José, El Petén

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San José, El Petén
Temple 4 at Tikal from El Diablo at El Zotz.JPG
San José, El Petén is located in Guatemala
San José, El Petén
San José, El Petén
Location in Guatemala
Coordinates: 16°59′1.05″N 89°54′3.59″W / 16.9836250°N 89.9009972°W / 16.9836250; -89.9009972Coordinates: 16°59′1.05″N 89°54′3.59″W / 16.9836250°N 89.9009972°W / 16.9836250; -89.9009972
Country Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Department ..El Petén Flag(GUATEMALA).png El Petén
 • Total 3,602
Climate Aw

San José is a municipality in the Petén Department of Guatemala. It contains 3,602 people. It lies on the north shore of Lake Petén Itzá and is located a few kilometers from the Classic Period Maya ruin of Motul de San José. El Zotz is also located in the municipality.


The town is home to Heredia Jaguares de Peten of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala, the top level in Guatemalan football since it moved from Morales in summer 2008.