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.

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Key Stats

Flight from London London

10:45 hrs

Time Difference

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.


Original Highlight

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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.

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Where to stay

La Lancha

La Lancha

The Mayan ruins at Tikal and Yaxha require long days of exploring, so a relaxing hotel is in order afterwards, and the best in the region is La Lancha,

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