Guatemala - El Peten (PDF Chapter)
This is the El Petén chapter from Lonely Planet’s Guatemala guidebook.
Vast, sparsely populated and jungle-covered, Guatemala’s largest and northernmost depart-ment is a wonderland of exploration. Whether it’s the mysteries of the Classic Maya, the bounty of the jungle, or the chance to lounge lakeside that inspires you, it’s all here in abundance.
- explore the vast ancient city of Tikal at sunset, sunrise, or any time in between
- trek through the jungle to the huge, though still scarcely excavated, Maya ruin of El Mira-dor
- awaken to the sound of howler monkeys and herons in idyllic Laguna Petexbatún
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sayaxché & Around, Flores & Santa Elena, San Miguel & Tayazal, San José & San Andrés, El Remate, Melchor de Mencos, Tikal, Uaxactún, Yaxhá, Parque Nacional Laguna del Tigre, El Mirador.
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