Camino Real Tikal
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... Lago Peten Itza. Lake Peten Itza is the second largest lake in Guatemala, is freshwater, and is home to many important animals in the local ecosystem. For us, Flores was a jumping off point for nearby-ish Tikal. We went to a hostel we'd read about, checked in to a room but were offered another at 10am. So we got some sleep, blagged a free breakfast, moved rooms, and set about finding the best way to get to Tikal, camp, have a guided tour, ...
We had big plans for Flores. It was supposed to be a beautiful little island on a perfect lake, and the jumping off point for Tikal, the biggest Mayan ruins in Guatemala. We'd been told by a few travellers along the way that it was their favourite place in Guatemala. Maybe if we had a little more money or if we weren't feeling so jaded after our recent robbery, we might have enjoyed it a little more.
When we arrived we saw instantly that ...
... home, I wrangled a group together to go to a rope swing across the lake. It was really fun, although actually really hard to get high up enough on the rope so your butt didn't hit the water. We chatted with more people that came while we were there and then headed back. After showering, our group went to the festival going on for which the fireworks all day were for. We found the food stand again and everyone loved it, such good stuff! I'm still not sure ...
With our bones still jarring from the effect of the punishing boat ride across Lake Atitlan, we prepared ourselves for the next phase of our sojourn, the star Mayan attraction of Tikal. The driver of the shuttle made reassuring noises about the ride back east but still left the door open for unforeseen traffic conditions. The rest of the occupants of the van were headed for Antigua (a couple of young women were headed to Tikal but by ...
In the morning, all the group was heading in different directions around the same time. We had collective farewells which were nice as the previous days adventures were quite the bonding experience. After another fairly rough 9 hours travel, our shuttle arrived to the town of Santa Elena in torrential rain. The shuttle dropped the group of us at a really dodgy looking restaurant where an overly 'friendly' local guy was trying to 'help' us. I had my heart set on camping in a Hammock deep ...