Departamento del Petén Things to Do

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Departamento del Petén Things to Do

  • Santa Elena

    Santa Elena, a city of 25,000ish people is located on the south edge of Lago De Peten Itza and is joined to Flores by a causeway. It's not a great city but if you are staying in Flores, this is where you can get stuff done. Since Flores doesn't have a bank, you come here to grab some cash. Flores' businesses are more orientated towards tourists so...

  • Tikal

    Tikal is the number 1 site in El Peten and probably all of Guatemala (the other place that give it a run for it's money is Antigua). I didn't take full advantage of Tikal and actually kinda forced myself to come here. I went here the day after finishing the El Mirador trek (around 130 km in 5 days). Tikal is an amazing site and simply you just have...

  • Flores

    Flores is the capital city of Peten and is located on an island in Lago Peten Itza with a population less than 14,000. The main reason people come here is to use it as a base to get to Tikal which is not to far from here. I quite enjoyed this town even though it is obvious that it is mostly designed for tourists. It is a pleasant town to walk...


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