Tayasal’s Mirador

A lot of people when they read or hear about a Mirador, most usually the first reference is the El Mirador Archaeological Site (keep in mind that Petén holds more than 5,000 officially registered archaeological sites). But in this case it is a watchtower (one of the many translations and interpretations for “Mirador”) located on the Tayasal Peninsula, just a bit north of the Island of Flores. The Tayasal Peninsula holds several places, like the Tayasal Archaeological Site, the Chechenal beach, the towns of Arrozal and San Miguel, as well as the Petencito Zoo and ARCAS (a wildlife rescue center). All of these places can be accessed by land and by boat.

If you give yourself a chance to stay some time in Flores, make some to visit the other nearby places. You won’t regret it. Anyway, the above picture is during sunrise, can you imagine the sunrise/sunsets from this mirador? By the way, what other miradores have you visited?

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  • Amazing colours. The only watchtowers I’ve visited are the Grenade Stations in Barbados; here in Wales we have castles instead.

  • Thank you very much Geoff! Hmm, I guess you’ll have to visit this area 🙂 Cheers!!! 🙂