Flores, Guatemala

Sturgis Chick

Bike Trip Rio Dulce 474Flores is a tiny island in Lake Peten Itza in Guatemala. It’s about an hour from Tikal and several people have said it’s a cute place to stop. You ride over a causeway from the town of Santa Elena to get to the island. And there are no hotels that have parking for the bikes, so I won’t be staying but stop over for lunch instead.
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The island is hilly and at the top I find the main church and a community park. Some locals are hanging out at a tienda (snack shop) and are watching a soccer game on tv.
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I wander down the narrow cobblestoned street to the waters edge and have to avoid the tuk tuks coming up the hill.
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The view from above was nice.
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The shoreline of the island is lined with hostels and cafes and bars.
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And at the northern side the road is…

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