Posts Tagged ‘Flores’

Just another sunrise at Flores, Petén

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Minimal Sunrise by Hugo Muralles

Flores has been well covered by now in Guatemala Daily Photo… thinking about it and something to write with this photo I remembered this wonderful dialog that makes a reference to that exact same feeling: “painting the door over and over again”; let us know if you recognize where does it come from and if you know this feeling from your own both personal or professional activities:

– I don’t get it. Why would anyone paint a picture of a door, over and over again, like, dozens of times?

– Well, then why should we do anything more than once? Should I just smoke this one cigarette? Maybe we should only have sex once, if it’s the same thing.  Why not a door? Sometimes you get fixated on something, and you might not even get why. You open yourself up and go with the flow, wherever the universe takes you.

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That door was her home and she loved it. To me, that’s about making that feeling last.

 

Flores, a Flooding Island

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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The small island of Flores was even tinier.
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Sunsets of the Petén

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Petén Sunset
I never get tired of Petén, I reassert this as being my favorite destination in the country.
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Island of Flores

Monday, June 30th, 2014

The Island of Flores Petén

If there would be a Sin City in Guatemala, the City Island of Flores fits the bill.
The Island island is not big at all: you can walk its longest side in less than 15 minutes, but somehow, this small island has one of the most bars and restaurants per capita I’ve ever seen.
There is no drinking regulations, you can drink everywhere: the malecon, the bridge, the streets, or at a rooftop with minimal safety barriers.
You can even drink your beer next a group of police officers with all liberty.
The food quality in the island is great and you have many choices. And this is one of the last places in Guatemala where you can find exotic meats at a restaurant.
There are plenty of accommodations, from all price ranges. You can find hotels that go for $200 per night or those at Q25 per night ($3.5).
Eating at Las Mesitas.
Las Mesitas (small tables) are set on the side walk at the Malecon
Here you can find cheap snacks and local soft drinks. A great place for those night cravings after a day of touring the island. Get some “Tostadas” here, they are 3 for Q10 and they are very tasty.

Flores Peten

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I’m spending the night at this beautiful hotel, Posada Don Jose, in the City Island of Flores.
So peaceful and beautiful here, you would wish you didn’t have to leave.
I heard about a restaurant that serves exotic meats -Tepesquintle among others- l will try to find it and I will have a verdict for
you all tomorrow.

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Flor de Mayo

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Seems fair say goodbye to this month with the flowers that we see during May. A new month waits for us and we will see what brings.


Parece justo despedirse del mes con las flores que los guatemaltecos observamos durante todo mayo. Un nuevo mes nos espera y ya veremos qué nos trae.

Tayasal’s Mirador

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

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?