about flores island:.
Better known as Flores Island, located in Peten is the departmental head, located on the shores of Lake Petan Itza where its oldest town is on the island. The city is conformed by both the Island of Flores and Santa Elena de la Cruz, together with the Peten area is where the greatest economic activity and tourism is concentrated with the largest natural reserve in the country. Being its main activity the tourism and the production of products and services of this industry. Its climate is warm and tropical, around 20 to 33 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
The island is relatively small but it is a center of employment for the areas around it, because it is the oldest part, besides its adequate location within Lake Peten Itza, it is the tourist destination par excellence. In addition to its proximity to the archaeological site of Tikal, it has become during the last decades a meeting point for many travelers looking to visit the archaeological site, many visitors stay inside the Island of Flores and then take the buses that lead towards Tikal, the transport to the archaeological site is quite frequent during all the days. In addition there are other nearby archaeological sites of less relevance such as Yaxha, Tayasal and Uazactun.
In addition to the visit to the archaeological site of Tikal also among its tourist attractions are the zoo, the Caves of Actun Kan, the Mirador del Rey where you can see the lake of Peten Itza and the island, you can visit museums of archeology with salvaged pieces in the region.
how to get there:
It is recommended the access to Flores via land by road from Coban, transportation is daily and constant, the frequency of bus lines both public and tourist buses is very good. There are also the serivios of tourist buses from the main tourist destinations of the country like Antigua Guatemala, Puerto Barrios, Livingston, Lake Atitlan.
Flores also has its own international airport. Mundo Maya International Airport (FRS) is located just outside the city of Flores and is the second international airport within the country after the airport of the capital city, TAG and AVIANCA / TACA airlines have direct flights every day from Guatemala City , take into account that flights are often delayed.
Another airline is Tropic Air offering cheap fares from Belize City on a low-capacity plane but with stunning views of the jungle during the flight, they have two direct flights back and forth, one in the morning and another in the late afternoon from the Philip Goldson International Airport.
There are also scheduled flights from Cacun by AVIANCA / TACA.
There are also seasonal flights from United airlines.