Hotel Villa Margarita
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The town proper is an island on Lago Petén Itzá, connected to land by a causeway. But the city itself is a wonder — dense with colonial, red-roofed buildings (you can see from the pictures some great structures), narrow cobblestone streets, a historic church and Spanish plaza, and restaurants that are easy to stumble upon walking the city's …
... visitors and close interaction with the ruins by being able to climb up on to them. Definitely not something you could do at Stonehenge! So tomorrow we shall head East to Belize - to scuba and snorkel and relax for a bit. But for today, we shall enjoy staying on the little island town of Flores, totally surrounded by water. Happy birthday to Jamie! (Update: the hurricane has now been downgraded to a mere tropical storm! All is ...
... into the jungle. We were lucky enough to be able to talk to the head archeologist, a lovely Greek lady that reminded me of Jeanne O'Malley for some reason. She was very informative and answered our barrage of questions about how and why they dig in certain spots and what they are hoping to find etc. Day two was a 30km hike along "El ruta Maya" - the Mayan route, a raised flat raid that the Mayans built between El Tintal and El Mirador. El Mirador is one of the largest ...
... br> You can't quite believe that where you're staying is a hostel, and not a boutique
eco-lodge style hotel. Thatched huts raised on stilts are generously spaced around the sloping hillside down to the river. Beautifully laid cobble paths weave through the tended gardens. You can choose to sit and enjoy a drink in the hammock outside your room, on the decked area built out over the river, whilst sunbathing on the lawn, or in the communal dining hut where you can meet other ...
... die from starvation and headed out to get some breakfast around 10am. Although we didn't find it quite as impressive as the Ankor Wat in Cambodia, it was a really cool place to see. Unbelievable to think 2000 years ago there was a civilization with an accurate calendar, advanced engineering and building capabilities and today we still don't know for sure why they disappeared.
The ride back to Flores was in a local minibus. We climbed in the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Margarita Flores
We arrived in flores with nowhere to stay, so we ran into a tour agency who kindly showed us a couple of places. This place was perfect for our first night, we were tired, hot and bothered and the room had aircon and a tv. The owner was nice and helpful and he helped us book a return trip to Tikal. A good hotel right in Flores.
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