Lake Petén Itzá
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|Lake Petén Itzá|
|Lake view from the Northeastern shore|
|Primary inflows||Rio Ixlú, Rio Ixpó|
|Surface area||99 km²|
|Max. depth||160 m|
|Surface elevation||110 m|
|Sections/sub-basins||main north basin, shallow south basin|
- Guatemalan Fauna
- Guatemala Lakes and Lagoons
- Photos of the lake
- Photos of the lake Peten Itzá
- Bathymetric map of the lake
- Central Petén Maya Sites
- ETH Zurich Climate Geology Project: Lago Peten Itza
Lake Peten Itza
One of the largest lakes in Guatemala. The head of Petén, Flores is on an islet in the lake, which is reached through a traditional bridge. Its beaches are clear and is an intermediate destination to Tikal.
Lake Peten Itza Flores IslandPeten, located in northern Guatemala, is enshrined as the ideal destination to visit Mayan archaeological sites.
While local tourists usually prefer to stop at the island of Flores, located within the municipal lake, or in San Benito, a few minutes, tourists and travelers generally prefer to do the respective stop in El Remate.
The route leading from Flores to Tikal around Lake Peten Itza to reach the crossing Ixlu. A few meters from the last gas station is located (toward Yaxhá), while the road leading to the left passing through El Remate.
To stay and eat
Here you will find several options for lodging, from hotels with all amenities, even the most basic and relaxed for travelers passing through.
This section also leads to Cerro Cahuí Biotope, a protected area where you can camp. Even if it is camping, lodgings on the shores of the lake are also a good choice for hanging tent or spend the night in one of their rooms.
Lakeshore is a diversity of restaurants and craft sales, and options to browse the internet.
In the evenings you can watch the fishermen in full work in the lake "water witch" who is the most widespread translation of his name, although there are several approaches.
Flores Island is home to the municipal capital of Peten, which is not as great as many imagine, but is fully developed and with the amenities of the case.
Travelers can opt for accommodation options both on the island and around, counting hotel infrastructure of different prices. This is common to find groups of foreigners, and on its shores, fishermen sailing.