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El Petén Travel Guide

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Plan Your El Petén Vacation

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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When To Go

When to Go

It's very warm here year-round. The rainy season is May to November. Occasional showers are a possibility the rest of the year, but shouldn't interf...

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