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