El Petén Travel Guide

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The jungles of El Petén were once the heartland of the Mayan civilization. The sprawling empire—including parts of present-day Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador—was once made up of a network of cities that held hundreds of thousands of people, but a millennium ago this fascinating civilization went into a mysterious decline and soon virtually disappeared. The temples that dominated the horizon were swallowed up by the jungle.

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El Petén Hotels

El Petén now has a wide range of lodging options, from suites at luxurious lakeside resorts to stark rooms in budget hotels. Flores has many lodging choices...read more

Restaurants

El Petén Restaurants

In El Petén you have a couple of choices for dining: comedores, which are small eateries along the lines of a U.S. café or diner, with simple and inexpensive...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in El Petén

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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El Petén Experiences

  • History

    At its peak, the Mayan civilization developed one of the earliest forms of writing, the very first mathematical system to use zero, complex astronomical... Read more

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Tikal is usually ranked as the most impressive of all Mayan sites. You'll never forget the jungle setting, rich with wildlife and birds.... Read more

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