Flores and Santa Elena, Guatemala July 7th 2006 Intro to Flores Flores is built on an island in Lago de Peten Itza. A 500 meter causeway connects it to the lake shore town of Santa Elena. As the departmental capital, Flores is a is a dignified place. Its church, small government building and municipal basketball court surrounded the plaza, which sits atop a hill in the ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Petén Region » Flores The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
Hello everyone! Joe and I are so excited to be blogging our way through Central America. And, you should be excited too! This is like facebook.com for the traveler! Get ready to hear about our exciting Central American adventures as they happen (or, more accurately, a bit after they've happened - the internet doesn't grow on trees down here). Also, be on the lookout for some amazing photos!
So, whether we're climbing Mayan ruins in Mexico, enjoying a beer in Belize, exploring grutas (caves) in Guatemala, sleeping in hammocks in Honduras, experiencing Nicaraguan night-life, touring the... full info