Petén is one of the favorite natural destinations in Guatemala. This destination stands out for its great archaeological value, full of culture, history, flora, and fauna. It is considered one of the cities of the Mayan World, thanks to the sculptures that remain from the civilization that inhabited it.
Read on, here we leave you with the natural places to visit in Petén. These destinations are among the most recommended by Guatemalan entrepreneur Juan Luis Bosch Gutiérrez.
For many photographers, this is one of the places with the clearest and most transparent crystal clear water. Here you can observe everything that exists at the bottom of this river, reflecting the trees along with the sky, which makes this place truly unique. You must visit this magical destination, where you will appreciate the beauty of the nature of Petén.
El Chechenal Beach
This beach is ideal to go out and have fun on a sunny day. In the interior, you will find little ranches where you can rest. It is ideal for swimming and sunbathing; the sand is white, and the water is turquoise, being a fairly wide beach, but above all, it is very safe.
The Chechenal beach has two access routes, the first one is aquatic, and the other one is terrestrial, the terrestrial route starts at Flores Island, located in Lake Petén Itzá, towards San Miguel.
Here you can scuba dive, snorkel, and admire water springs with lots of vegetation.
Ixpanpajul Natural Park
Located within a splendorous forest, it is a natural refuge for a wide variety of animals, plants, and trees. Walking along the impressive suspension bridges and winding trails full of lush vegetation, you will have the opportunity to have direct contact with nature.
The ultimate attraction is the hanging bridge that takes you through the Petén jungle. Practice canopy at night and walk along trails surrounded by nature.
They are a series of three springs and streams of crystalline waters: Cráter Azul, Arroyo San Teodoro and Arroyo Pucté. The springs extend for several kilometers in the region, the only way to get there is by a boat driven by people who know the roads from the La Pasión River.
Located in the municipality of Las Cruces, El Pucté Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the most impressive destinations in Guatemala.
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Naj Tunich Caves
These caves discovered in 1979 are a must-see site. The Naj Tunich Caves have a lot of history since in them were found cave paintings about sacrifices, and from there comes one of its meanings: “paintings on wet area”.
Undoubtedly, this is a mystical place, it has many paintings on the walls, and it is believed that for the ancient Maya it was the entrance to the underworld.
Although there are more natural places to visit in Petén, you will love these options. If you want to know more paradisiacal destinations near this area, be sure to read the following publications.