Situated on an island in the middle a lake, Flores makes for a very scenic and enjoyable respite while visiting Tikal. The streets are narrow and winding, and the houses are clearly of Spanish colonial, with overhanging balconies, and central gardens.
The town is geared towards tourism, so there are several junk shops, but mixed in are some fine silver work. Remember to haggle.
In the center of the town, up on the hill, is the main plaza. A ball court finds kids always at play, there are lots of benches, and the locals are always there, discussing life, and watching the world go by. A couple of little snack shops sell bad hot dogs and cold beer. Off to one side is a gre...Read More