AGUATECA

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Aguateca tour * does not include airfare Guatemala-Flores

Located at a distance of 9 miles southwest of Sayaxché.  Getting to Aguateca is part of the adventure, as it is only accessible via boat through the rainforest and located on the shores of Laguna de Petexbatún.

Aguateca presents a settlement hierarchy and fairly well demarcated residential areas and a very distinct architecture.

It has a main square with temples and monumental buildings of civic and religious buildings around it, several stelae, palace and some other buildings. It was one of the capitals of a new dynasty founded in 645 AD. (the other, Dos Pilas) both cities used the same emblem glyph as Tikal. We suggest visiting Ceibal Aguateca and a two-day trip and sleep in the Petexbatún area.