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Flores is the capital of the Petén department, and is an unusual island-city on the south-western side of Lake Petén Itzá.

It is attached to the mainland by a long causeway and also, twinned with Santa Elena, its dusty, poor sister on the mainland. The airport lies just two kilometers from Flores, and is the entrance through which most visitors arrive.

The peaceful city of Flores is dense with colonial, red-roofed buildings and narrow cobblestone streets surrounded by Lake Petén Itzá's calm waters. The main objective, however, for most visitors is its proximity to the famous ruins of Tikal or as a starting point for trips around the Petén area.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Flores

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Flores, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Flores

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    Places near Flores

    Accommodation choices for Flores

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Flores. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Garden area, Villa Maya, Flores

      Villa Maya


      Villa Maya is a mid-sized hotel with 55 rooms and is decorated with local wood and Guatemalan textiles so it has a pleasant and authentic feel.

    • Casona del Lago, Flores

      Casona del Lago


      The Casona del Lago is a Caribbean-style building over three floors looking out to the lake and the island of Flores.