Isla de Flores

Isla de Flores (Island of the Flowers) is located on Lake Peten Itza in north Guatemala and is home to a little more than 20,000 people. It was the last stronghold against the Spanish conquerors in 1697. Today it's a tourist pit-stop on the way to the Mayan ruins of Tikal. We jumped on a boat just before sunset and watched the light paint over the city until it was dark. It was spectacular to witness.