El Remate is a small village on the east end of Lake Peten Itza, almost directly in between Tikal and Flores. This quaint town is a perfect location to stay to avoid the expensive hotel in Tikal or the crowded, noisy streets of Flores. We chose to stay at La Casa de Don David, which offered this sunset view of the lake.
The Ceiba is a sacred tree to the Maya people, whose roots are considered to grow into the underworld. This Ceiba Tree is located at the center of the grounds at La Casa de Don David in El Remate, Guatemala.
Flores, Guatemala is a small island village on Lake Peten Itza that was built over the old city of Tayasal, and has plenty of hotels, restaurants, cafes, and other great sightseeing spots. When we were there the island was experiencing dramatic flood waters, as seen in the image above.
Another image of the setting sun's rays piercing through the clouds over Lake Peten Itza. This shot was taken from the viewing deck at La Casa de Don David.
I shot the above image while wandering the deserted streets of Flores at sunrise. While the town was waking up, this lone boater was making his way out onto Lake Peten Itza in the beautiful morning light, shining on the colorful island buildings, casting rippled reflections onto the lake.
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The sun was going down, making a stunning scene as this boat taxi was tied to the break wall in Flores, Guatemala.
The streets of Flores are pretty busy for an island, and these tuk tuks offer rides to tourists throughout the village.
The rains had caused extreme flood waters, and I liked how this pool reflected the island's church in the center of the city.
A local sits outside a church in Flores, where I captured the image above.
My girlfriend Natasha stops to rest from our walk on the break wall, as the sun sets in the background.