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Tikal

long considered the largest of Maya ruins (although the ongoing investigations of El Mirador may challenge this claim), this huge and impressive ancient Maya site is probably worth the trip to Guatemala by itself. Stay in the park or in nearby Flores the night before in order to organise an early morning trip to Tikal, to see the sun rise over the ruins. Tours are easily organised from the surrounding areas.

42km

17.222-89.623

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is a set of crystalline pools over the Río Cahabón in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. Semuc is part of the backpacker trail in Guatemala.

149km

15.5333-89.9611

Chetumal

city on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico

242km

18.50361111-88.30527778

Palenque

former city state in Central America in present-day southern Mexico

247km

17.483978-92.046328

Guatemala City

capital and largest city of the Republic of Guatemala

256km

14.6248-90.5328

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla Gutiérrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

286km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Nojpetén

Maya-state

930m

16.92972222-89.89166667

Aguateca

some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins in Guatemala where you are more likely to encounter archaeologists at work than tourists with cameras

64km

16.41194444-90.18833333

El Mirador

Pre-Columbian Maya settlement

87km

17.755-89.92055556

Moho River

river in Belize

147km

16.05984-88.85193

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Flores (Guatemala)

Guatemala
Flores is a town in Petén, Guatemala. The town proper is an island on Lago Petén Itzá, connected to land by a causeway, on the other side of which lie the twin towns Santa Elena and San Benito. All three are often referred to as Flores, and are grouped in one article here accordingly.

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