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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.

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.

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