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. It is a quiet and peaceful place, and probably one of the safest places in the sometimes wild north. Santa Elena and San Benito require a little more caution, but offer a more authentic experience of a Guatemalan town, complete with traffic, litter and street food. Walking is the most common way to get around, and circling the whole island takes about 15 minutes.

Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Souvenir shop
Grocery store
Grocery store
Tourists deciding where to eat
Tourists deciding where to eat
Restaurant view of the lake
Restaurant view of the lake
Local Mayan cartoon
Local Mayan cartoon
A day trip into Santa Elena--passing a military base
A day trip into Santa Elena--passing a military base
Military guard house
Military guard house
A day trip into Santa Elena--main road
A day trip into Santa Elena--main road
Santa Elena airport entrance
Santa Elena airport entrance
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Speeding past the airport
Speeding past the airport
Geo Tracker (my fav car) at the airport
Geo Tracker (my fav car) at the airport
Airport police and dog
Airport police and dog
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena airport
Santa Elena disco
Santa Elena disco
Santa Elena one of the main streets; not a particularly
Santa Elena one of the main streets; not a particularly appealing town
My hotel in Flores--nice three star place
My hotel in Flores--nice three star place
My hotel in Flores--nice three star place
My hotel in Flores--nice three star place
Lobby mural inside my hotel
Lobby mural inside my hotel
Lobby mural inside my hotel
Lobby mural inside my hotel
Lake view from my hotel
Lake view from my hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel (ball players)
Mayan cartoon in the hotel (ball players)
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Mayan cartoon in the hotel
Pool mural in the hotel pool area
Pool mural in the hotel pool area
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel at dusk
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel at dusk
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel at nightfall
Mainland view of the lake from the hotel at nightfall
Flores is a town in Pet????n, Guatemala. The town proper
Flores is a town in Pet????n, Guatemala. The town proper is an island on Lago Pet????n Itz????, 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. It is a quiet and peaceful place, and probably one of the safest places in the sometimes wild north. Walking is the most common way to get around, and circling the whole island takes about 15 minutes.
Flores is a town in Pet????n, Guatemala. The town proper
Flores is a town in Pet????n, Guatemala. The town proper is an island on Lago Pet????n Itz????, connected to land by a causeway, on the other side of which lie the twin towns Santa Elena and San Benito.
Causeway from the mainland to Flores
Causeway from the mainland to Flores
Arch to causeway over to Flores
Arch to causeway over to Flores
Back streets of Flores
Back streets of Flores
Back streets of Flores
Back streets of Flores
Church on central plaza
Church on central plaza
Church altar
Church altar
Soldiers guard the central square
Soldiers guard the central square
Soldiers guard the central square
Soldiers guard the central square
Music school
Music school
Students at music school
Students at music school
Student at music school
Student at music school
Small island with museum
Small island with museum
Local houses
Local houses
Local houses
Local houses
Local chat
Local chat
Along the new promenade
Along the new promenade
Across the lake
Across the lake
Along the new promenade
Along the new promenade
Restaurant
Restaurant
Along the new promenade
Along the new promenade
Public announcements
Public announcements
Shaved ice with flavors
Shaved ice with flavors
Vendor/Mom helping her daughter with homework
Vendor/Mom helping her daughter with homework
Daughter with homework
Daughter with homework
Delicious custard from Mom
Delicious custard from Mom
DVDs for sale--USD$1.20 each
DVDs for sale--USD$1.20 each
Mom and baby
Mom and baby
Local flora
Local flora
Along the new promenade
Along the new promenade
Waterfront restaurant
Waterfront restaurant
Building the new promenade
Building the new promenade
Restaurant along the new promenade
Restaurant along the new promenade
Hotel along the new promenade
Hotel along the new promenade
There are many restaurants along the new promenade
There are many restaurants along the new promenade
Local jewelry maker
Local jewelry maker
Canoes for rent
Canoes for rent
Hotel along the waterfront
Hotel along the waterfront
Colorful office building
Colorful office building
Internet shop and store
Internet shop and store
Internet access, mostly tourists
Internet access, mostly tourists
Back streets
Back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Residence and shop
Residence and shop
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets
Many restaurant along the back streets