Close-up of an American crocodile basking in the sun at the Belize Zoo (Daxid Vincent)
We have a few hours before we depart and visit the museums at Tikal. There are no fences here and all of the area surrounding the ruins are protected parks area so we see a lot of wildlife and many birds, especially turkeys. Our ride to Flores is a beautiful one, along the lakes with many colourful villages along the way. We arrive at our hotel just outside of Flores (St Elena). Brand new, friendly staff and a cool swimming pool overlooking the lake. Lenny takes us out for lunch in Flores and then arranges a boat ride on the lake. After the boat ride we part company to go shopping in the old town of Flores and pick a spot for supper. Return to the hotel for a swim and the supper and the night life of Flores.
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