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Flores, Departamento del Peten, Guatemala

How much does it cost to travel to Flores?

You should plan to spend around $33 (Q254) per day on your vacation in Flores. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $13 (Q100) on meals
  • $7.83 (Q61) on local transportation
  • $17 (Q134) on hotels

A one week trip to Flores for two people costs, on average, $457 (Q3,562). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $33
    Q254
  • One Week Per person
    $228
    Q1,781
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $457
    Q3,562
  • One Month Per person
    $978
    Q7,634
  • One Week For a couple
    $457
    Q3,562
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $913
    Q7,125
  • One Month For a couple
    $1,957
    Q15,268
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Flores cost?

A one week trip to Flores usually costs around $228 (Q1,781) for one person and $457 (Q3,562) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Flores on average costs around $457 (Q3,562) for one person and $913 (Q7,125) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Flores will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Flores on average costs around $978 (Q7,634) for one person and $1,957 (Q15,268) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Flores has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Flores expensive to visit?

Flores is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Guatemala, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Flores in depth.

Within Central America, Flores is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Central America for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Flores.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Flores Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Flores?

The average Flores trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Flores travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Q134 ($17)
Local Transportation 1 Q61 ($8)
Food 2 Q100 ($13)
Entertainment 1 Q156 ($20)
Tips and Handouts 1 Q4 - 11 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 Q80 - 240 ($10 - 31)
Accommodation Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Flores is $8.58 (Q67). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Flores is $17 (Q134). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $8.58
    Q67
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $17
    Q134

Hotel Prices in Flores

Looking for a hotel in Flores? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Flores based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $73. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Flores is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $7.83 (Q61) per person, per day, on local transportation in Flores.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $7.83
    Q61

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Flights to Flores
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Rental Cars in Flores
The price of renting a car in Flores will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.



Food Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Flores can vary, the average cost of food in Flores is $13 (Q100) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Flores should cost around $5.12 (Q40) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Flores is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $13
    Q100


Entertainment Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Flores typically cost an average of $20 (Q156) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $20
    Q156

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Flores?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Flores are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Flores, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Tikal Entrance (for 2)
    Q300
  • Map of Tikal
    Q25


Tips and Handouts Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Flores is $0.92 (Q7.18) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Flores is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.92
    Q7.18

What did other people spend on Tips and Handouts in Flores?

Typical prices for Tips and Handouts in Flores are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Flores, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bathroom Fee
    Q2.00


Alcohol Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $20 (Q160) on alcoholic beverages in Flores per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $20
    Q160

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Flores?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Flores are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Flores, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Two Margaritas
    Q20


Water Budget in Flores
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.45 (Q11) on bottled water in Flores per day. The public water in Flores is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.45
    Q11


Flores On a Budget
Flores Guatemala
The town of Flores is located in Peten, Guatemala. The main hub is located on an island on Lago Peten Itza, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. On the other side of the causeway are the towns of Santa Elena and San Benito, however, all three are often referred to as Flores. Most people visit the area for its proximity to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, though the town itself is also charming with colonial buildings and historic churches lining the cobbled streets.
Sights
When you come to Flores, you come to see the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal in the Guatemalan rainforest. In its prime, circa 200 to 900 AD, Tikal was the capital of a conquest state that became one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya. The monuments at the ruins of Tikal date back even further to the 4th Century BC. Now designated as a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the core of the complex includes two major temple pyramids as well as the ruins of royal palaces, residences, smaller pyramids, and stone monuments. The site is a paradise for history buffs and archaeology enthusiasts, and very impressive for the regular tourist as well.

For those interested in geology, there is the Ak'tun Kan, or Cave of the Serpent, which has many formations, stalagmites and stalactites, resembling objects like animals and people. The relics are labeled in Spanish, though a tour guide can assist with translations.

As far as wildlife goes, ARCAS is a wildlife rescue center dedicated to the prevention of animal trafficking. It has its own boat service from Flores allowing visitors and volunteers if you wish to offer your services. Also nearby is the Petencito Zoo which houses some of the animals rescued by ARCAS as well as a small range of other animals like monkeys and jaguars.
Neighborhoods
As mentioned earlier, Flores is made up of three "towns": Flores Island, Santa Elena, and San Benito. Flores Island is the most attractive of the three with charming cobbled streets lined with colonial red-roofed houses as well as historic churches like the Catedral Nuestra SeƱora de Los Remedios. Walking along these streets you will find a central park near the church, a number of places to spend the night, and discover many places to enjoy a meal beside the water or surrounded by the charm of the colonial architecture. Across the causeway, Santa Elena and San Bernito off a more authentic experience of a Guatemalan town. While Flores Island is quiet and peaceful, the two on the mainland are busy with traffic, litter, and street food.

Activities
When visiting Flores, there is a wide range of activities for visitors to engage in from volunteering to enjoying the pleasures of the lake or exploring ancient ruins. Volunteer opportunities include helping at an ecological park like with the wildlife of ARCAS as mentioned before, as well as community projects like building schools or assisting with education. Lake activities include hiring a boat to spend the day enjoying the scenery of Lake Peten Itza or renting a canoe to explore at your own leisure. Swimming is also common with public piers located on the north side of the city.

Venturing to the ruins of Tikal are of course a must, while a day trip to Ixpanpajul Natural Park will offer opportunities with a zip-line, sky walk, and horseback riding through the rainforest.
Food and Dining
In the region of Peten, wild animals are common to see on the menu, though consuming them is detrimental to the local ecology as many of them are hunted illegally. In Flores, most restaurants serve your typical Guatemalan fare, though there are a few international options. Guatemalan cuisine prominently features corn, chilies, and beans as key ingredients as well as dishes with rice, pork, beef, chicken, cheese, and tortillas. Tamales are a common local favorite. They come in a variety of ways, but are basically a dish made of masa (or maize), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf and usually filled with meat, fruits, and/or nuts. Other main dishes include a seafood soup with plantain slices called tapado, a variety of stews made with meat, vegetables, and spices, as well as a kind of stuffed pepper dish called chiles rellenos. Desserts typically consist of banana bread, a Spanish rice pudding called arrroz con leche, and chick peas in syrup, amongst many others.

Transportation
By plane, Mundo Maya International Airport is located just outside of Flores and is the only other international airport in Guatemala besides the one in Guatemala City. TAG and Avianca both run daily flights from Guatemala City, Tropic Air runs daily flights from Belize, and Avianca is also used to fly from Cancun. It is only about 2 kilometers from the Flores airport to the causeway. Taxis are available from the airport to Flores, as are shuttles to the ruins of Tikal.

By bus, there are options available from Guatemala City (8 to 10 hours), Coban (5 to 7 hours), and Belize (5 to 6 hours), amongst others which stop at the Fuente del Norte bus station in Santa Elena just across the causeway from Flores Island.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.