Flores Travel Guide

Flores Travel Guide [This is a brief excerpt from pages 342-350 of Eric Larson’s travel guide to Guatemala, published by Other Places Travel Guides.] An idyllic island town on the shores of Lake Peten Itzá, Flores is a worthwhile stop in itself, not to mention its close...
Yaxhá

The Ruins of Yaxhá

The ruins of Yaxhá are 69 kilometers east of Flores above the shores of the Lagunas Yaxhá and Sacnab. Meaning ‘blue-green water,’ impressive Yaxhá is the third largest archaeological site in the country after Tikal and El Mirador. For two months in 2005, international attention...
el mirador

The Ruins of El Mirador

Far to the north of Tikal, the jungles of the vast Mirador-Río Azul National Park hold what may be Guatemala’s most historically significant site, the ruins of El Mirador. Arguably the oldest Mayan city in Petén, El Mirador lies between Tikal to the south and Calakmul to the...