Located in Guatemala’s northern region, Petén is the largest department of Guatemala. It is the farthest department from Central Guatemala, being 488km/305mi from Guatemala City and 532/332mi from Antigua Guatemala (to its capital of Flores). It has an Airport making it easily accessible by air. The municipality is the island of the city of Flores, which also serves as an important starting point for different tourist attractions.
This region holds a unique historic value for its archaeological richness, its fauna, and its biosphere reserve. Its numerous archaeological sites make this region the most important one in the Mayan world. Its numerous sites from the pre-classic, classic, and post-classic period offer an array of archeological attractions. One of such sites is Tikal, which was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Other sites include Yaxhá, Ceibal, Aguateca, San Bartolo and El Mirador, amongst some.
Petén is known as the lung of the region. It shelters hundreds of species of animals and vegetation. Such richness and forest diversity is perfect for adventure tourism, bird watching and ecotourism. The Petén region also boasts other tourism attractions such as recreational activities, rivers/lakes, and natural reserves.
DMC Guatemala´s services cater to individual and group travel. Our goal is to craft a program that aligns with your needs while combining the best side trips, activities, and accommodations that showcase the locale and harmonize with your program objectives.
Guatemala City, GT, 01016