*Flores (map) is a tourist friendly island in the middle of Lake Petén Itzá. From here you can take a bus ride to Tikal. Howler monkeys and dense jungle make walking around the ruins an adventure.
Guatemala’s main airport, La Aurora International Airport. Robberies of the buses are frequent along the highway in the countryside and in the capital itself.
Travellers should take some extra precautions when in Guatemala. If you are mugged, carjacked, or approached by armed individuals, cooperate. Do not make any sudden movements, and give whatever belongings or money that are demanded.
Tourists have been shot and killed for resisting muggers. Do not use buses in Guatemala City, as they are frequently robbed by gangs. Never take photos of children without permission.It is dangerous to travel between cities after dark.