Hotel Isla De Flores
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Flores was a bit of a treat! It's a short 45 minute flight from Antigua up to the north east of Guatemala towards the Belize border, surrounded by jungle and quite remote.
Flores itself is a tiny little island connected to the mainland by a single road. It is surround by a massive lake (Lake Peten) which occasionally overflows into the …
... 2 foot underwater. Again this was said to be due to the Mayan theory of the water rising every 40 years, but most likely small scale climate change. This rising of water made the jetty incredibly slippy and walking along it was like ice skating, with any slope being virtually impossible to stand up on. It was a beautiful view and our first taste of the warmer waters. Carrying on with the journey we set off towards San Ignacio in ...
... get to a bank. Leaving Belize was very straight forward and we paid our fee and got our stamps immediately as there was nobody else around. That'll be cause we arrived at 7am I expect! Once we'd officially left Belize we immediately accosted by a taxi driver wanting to take us to our next destination. Unfortunately for him we'd already been told by our previous taxi driver that we could catch a local bus from the other side of the bridge after the border ...
... back from Tikal. For this, we enlisted several different travel agencies. After circumnavigating the island (this really didn't take long), we settled on a company and bought tickets with them for a trip the following day. On our walk, we saw that Flores appears to be flooding, and that Lake Peten Itza's level appears to be rising, like Lake Atitlan's.
Unfortunately, Jayna became increasingly sick over the course of the day and ...
... streets and colourful buildings, but with so much closed or shut up it makes it feel like a Sunday. Either way the vibe feels a lot better than say Antigua (a lot of dislike for Antigua coming through at the moment eh?). Most of the buildings on the rim go right to the edge of the island so views are limited. I picked up an okay chow mein at a Chinese before getting on with smashing out a pile of blogs.
Tourist shuttles to Belize ...