Sunset from top of Temple 216 at Yaxha site.

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El Petén

Vast, sparsely populated and jungle-covered, Guatemala's largest and northernmost department is a wonderland of exploration. Whether it's the spectacular architectural achievements of the Classic Maya, the bounty of the forest or the chance to lounge lakeside that inspires you, it's all here in abundance. 


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El Petén and ecotourism: a Guatemalan success story

Sep 21, 2016 • 6 min read


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