|Chicken breasts at the market||$5.93|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$0.22|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$407.83|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$6.40|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$5.06|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$769.74|
One of the interesting things in exploring the Republic of Guatemala is its culture and history. If you are planning to visit and tour this country, you should try exploring the city of Flores. This city is part of the department of Petén. The interesting part of visiting this city is that the city proper is located in an island located in Lago Petén Itza. A causeway connects the island to the mainland. The town is also close to San Benito and Santa Elena and together, the island and these two towns are called Flores.
How can you get to this city? As a foreign tourist, your main point of entry is the Mundo Maya International Airport, the other international airport aside from the La Aurora International Airport that is located in Guatemala City. The Mundo Maya airport is just outside the city of Flores and you can find cheap flights to Flores easily. The airport is just outside the city and hence, you can easily find transportation that will bring you inside the city. However, if you will be coming from Guatemala City, you can take the local buses. Some of the buses that go to and from Flores and Guatemala City are Fuente del Norte, Linea Dorada and Autobuses del Norte. Of course, you can set up with your hotel to pick you up from airport and this is probably the most affordable and comfortable option. Around the city, you can walk around in exploring Flores as well as obtain a tour package from your hotel. This city is considered as the gateway to the Tikal, which are the most popular Mayan ruins in Guatemala.
Here, you can also engage in volunteer work in Petén. If you want to travel across the Lake Petén Itza, you can rent a small boat.
You can find several good hotels in Flores. If you are here only for a backpacking adventure, you can try the Chaltunha Hostel, Los Amigos, Hotel Isla de Flores and Hotel Villa Maya. These are very affordable. If you are looking for cheap flights to Flores, you can use online booking sites.