Flores is a picturesque island town witch is located in Lake Petén Itzá ,of the Petén Department in Guatemala.
The old town is located on an island in Lake Petén Itzá. It is connected to the mainland by a 500 m causeway. It was built on the site of the Mayan city of Tayasal, of which nothing remains.
There is a church in the center and numerous cafes and restaurants in the streets.
The Island of Flores is where the greatest tourist interest in the region is captured and you can get Tours to Tikal, Yaxhá, Ixpanpajul and other nearby places.
Access : Coordinates: 16.929722, -89.891667 /
- Flores is declared a Historical Site and Cultural Heritage of the Nation.
- The island of Flores, a beautiful town that you will fall in love with and that is included in the route to visit the ruins of Tikal, the most famous in Guatemala.
- Top sights in Flores : There are museums of Tikal, trails of Benilj Ha, Zac Baquecán, Ixpanpajul and forty-seven other archaeological sites. / Actún Kan Caves, where there are vestiges of the pre-Hispanic Mayan civilization. / the archaeological site called Tayazal. / Tayasal (El Mirador de Kan Ek). Large overgrown Maya ruin / Castillo de Arismendi. The old colonial barracks /
There is an island on which there is a museum with objects and relics from Tikal. / the Mirador del Rey Canek .
Go next : Santa Barbara Island , Better known as the island of iguanas, due to the number of these animals that live there / On the mainland there are the neighboring cities of Santa Elena and San Benito. / Tikal archaeological site / Uaxactún archaeological site / Yaxhá archaeological site.