PETÉN MAYA WORLD ADVENTURE
In the north of Guatemala lies the Heart of the Mayan World. Fourteen municipalities form the heartland of the ancient realm, where various indigenous languages such as Itzá, Lacandón, Mopán, Q’eqchi’ and Ixil are still spoken. Flores is the regional administrative center and starting point for discovery trips to the numerous tourist attractions of the district. Situated on a small island in the lake of Petén Itzá, the town not only fascinates its visitors by its location, but also by its winding alleys, picturesque shops, restaurants, hotels and street stands with typical dishes of the region.
Exploring tours through the rainforest, horseback riding or canoeing on one of the lakes and rivers are unforgettable experiences. This is the ideal place to switch off, relax, get to know and learn from its unique archaeological sites such as the Tikal National Park, Yaxhá, Ceibal, Aguateca, San Bartolo, El Mirador or Uaxactún. The region has remained largely untouched so that the ruins that spring from the wild jungle unfold their irresistible and distinctive charm to every visitor.
Photo: Tikal National Park