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Flores – Revisited

Spend a day in and around Flores in Guatemala

Launcha
Launcha

Ride a 3 wheel tuc-tuc to Santa Elena and visit the always bustling market place. It was the day before Christmas Eve and like many places, it was jam-packed with shoppers.

Return to Flores, take a short lake tour in a “launcha” to the “Museo” a personal collection of Maya and other artifacts. Then on to “El Mirador” for impressive panoramic views of Lake Petén Itzá. Continue reading Flores – Revisited

Day Trip to Flores

Recently, Ron, my duPlooy Travel partner and I went to Flores, Guatemala for the day to look for some items for the duPlooy restaurant.

This small island community, located on Lake Petén Itzá, is accessed by a causeway which connects Flores to the busy town of Santa Elena, where you will find a thriving and sprawling market place, which winds its way, sometimes chaotically, through back streets, where everything from live chickens to lingerie is sold. Continue reading Day Trip to Flores