Is Flores Guatemala worth visiting?
Today Flores is visited by travellers from all over the world due to it’s proximity to Tikal, the most famous Maya ruin in Guatemala. It is one of the safest spots in all of Petén and an attraction in itself – the colourful, red roofed colonial buildings cobbled streets are worth visiting.
How many days is Guatemala Flores?
How many days should you spend in Flores? That is entirely up to you. My personal recommendation would be to spend two nights and two days. On day one I explored Flores itself while on day two I went to Tikal before boarding the night bus all the way to Antigua, Guatemala.
How dangerous is Guatemala City?
Crime. Much of Guatemala City is fairly safe during the day, but once the shops close and there are fewer people on the streets, some areas can get dangerous. In the evening, don’t go out alone. Robberies, muggings, and even murder happen here.
Is Tikal worth visiting?
Yes, Tikal is really worth a visit. Been to many Mayan ruins and it is in a class of its own. Be sure to stay overnight.
Is Flores Guatemala safe?
Flores is a quiet and peaceful place, and probably one of the safest places in the sometimes wild north. Santa Elena and San Benito require a little more caution, but offer a more authentic experience of a Guatemalan town, complete with traffic, litter and street food.
Why is Guatemala so dangerous?
According to the US Department of State, Guatemala’s high murder rate is caused by four principal factors: an increase in drug trafficking; a growing prevalence of gang-related violence; a heavily armed civilian population; and a weak and incompetent police/judicial system.
Is Guatemala safe 2020?
Guatemala is not the safest country to visit. It has extremely high crime rates, of both violent and petty crime. You should be vigilant and take all possible precaution measures in order to minimize the risk of something wrong happening.
Where do the rich live in Guatemala?
Zones 9 & 10
Avenida La Reforma, just south of the city centre, separates the two zones, with Zone 9 to the west and Zone 10 to the east. These tree-lined avenues are home to Guatemala’s wealthiest residents, as well as the city’s most expensive hotels.
How much does it cost to go to Tikal Guatemala?
Tikal National Park is open daily for visits from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Adult tickets for foreigners cost 150 GTQ (about $20 USD). Children under 12 can enter Tikal free of charge. Visiting Uaxactun costs an additional 50 GTQ.
Can you climb the pyramids at Tikal?
As a visitor you are not only allowed to walk the Tikal Ruins, but are encouraged to climb them. The ruins go on and on into the jungle. While it is special to stand atop one of the major temples in the grand plaza, the Tikal Ruins are so expansive that you are able to walk through a much larger range of history.
Can you drink the water in Guatemala?
It is not safe to drink the tap water in Guatemala. To avoid traveler’s diarrhea and other water-borne diseases, drink bottled water and only eat peeled fruits like oranges and bananas. Bottled water (agua pura) is widely available in grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels.