Flores & Santa Elena

Flores' stately town hall, just below the Parque Central, is the place where citizens go to conduct official business.

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Nearby Flores & Santa Elena attractions

1. Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

0.05 MILES

The double-domed Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (the Spaniards' original name for the isle of Flores) stands at the isle's summit, anchoring the Parque…

2. Museo Santa Bárbara

0.41 MILES

On an islet to the west of Flores, this little museum holds a grab bag of Maya artifacts from nearby archaeological sites, plus some old broadcasting…

3. San Miguel & Tayazal

0.47 MILES

Covering the western end of the San Miguel peninsula are the remains of Tayazal, among the last of the Maya capitals. The chiefly Classic-era mounds are…

4. Cuevas de Ak'tun Kan

1.86 MILES

Try spelunking at the impressive limestone caverns of Ak'tun Kan, which translates from Q'eqchi' Maya as 'Cave of the Serpent.' The cave-keeper provides…

5. Parque Natural Ixpanpajul

6.36 MILES

At Parque Natural Ixpanpajul you can ride horses, mountain bikes or tractors, or zip line your way through the jungle canopy. The big attraction is the…

6. El Mundo Perdido

26.52 MILES

About 400m southwest of the Gran Plaza is El Mundo Perdido (Lost World), a complex of 38 structures with a huge pyramid in its midst, thought to be…

7. Talud-Tablero temple

26.55 MILES

A smaller temple to the western side of El Mundo Perdido, dates from the Early Classic Period, and demonstrates Teotihuacán's influence, with its talud…

8. Plaza de los Siete Templos

26.59 MILES

To the west of the Acrópolis del Sur is this broad grassy plaza, reached via a path to its southern edge. Built in the Late Classic Period, the seven…