Flores (Guatemala)

Municipality and capital of Petén Department, Guatemala



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.


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North Acropolis, Tikal

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