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Flores (Guatemala)

Municipality and capital of Petén Department, Guatemala

42km

16.93-89.8833

San Ignacio (Belize)

Known as Cayo to locals, Maya and Hispanic influence near the Guatemala border

62km

17.160125-89.05999722

Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

154km

16.593889-88.366667

Belize City

Belize's largest city, on the Caribbean Sea

162km

17.504722-88.186667

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.

321km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Central Acropolis

A palace complex just south of the Great Plaza

68m

17.221454-89.623331

North Acropolis, Tikal

Together with the Great Plaza, it is one of the most studied architectural groups in the Maya area.

86m

17.2227-89.6234

Mundo Perdido, Tikal

To the west of the Plaza of the Seven Temples. It is the largest ceremonial complex dating from the Preclassic period at Tikal

586m

17.22004722-89.62793333

Tikal Temple IV

The tallest temple in the park, measuring 70 m (230 ft).

788m

17.22369167-89.62990833

Uaxactun

ancient sacred place of the Maya civilization, in present-day Guatemala

18km

17.39356111-89.63453333

El Mirador

Pre-Columbian Maya settlement

65km

17.755-89.92055556

Aguateca

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

106km

16.41194444-90.18833333

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Tikal

Guatemala
Tikal is a large archaeological site in the Guatemalan department of Petén. During the Classic Period it was one of the largest and most important of the Mayan cities. Today it's one of the most fascinating and enjoyable of the Mayan sites to visit, largely due to its remoteness, but also its jungle setting. Tourists still descend on it by the busload, but it's far from feeling overrun like Chichen Itza and other sites. Some of the temples are still being uncovered, and you can watch archaeologists busy at work. It was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

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