As you circle before coming in to land at Flores Airport, take a peek out of the window to see the 'island' of Flores - joined by a causeway to the mainland - sitting prettily in Lake Peten Itza.
Saskia, Original Traveller
The slow paced island village of Flores is often overlooked as a mere start off point for trips around the Peten region, but it is worth spending a few hours exploring its pretty cobblestone streets flanked by handicraft shops and charming pastel coloured houses.
Kate B is here to help give you the inside track.
Flight from London
GMT -6 hrs
As you wander the streets you'll stumble across a historic Church, the Spanish plaza and some lovely little restaurants. Flores is a quiet and peaceful place, which only takes about 15 minutes to walk around, but you can easily spend an afternoon soaking up the relaxed atmosphere here.