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...
Tikal

Tikal National Park

Tikal National Park, located 63 kilometers from Flores, is the most famous and frequently visited of Petén’s archeological sites. The combination of its gargantuan temples, diverse wildlife, and historical significance make it a must-see for any visitor to Guatemala. The remnants...
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...