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San Benito Destination Guide

Touring San Benito in Guatemala

San Benito in the region of Petén with its 30,764 citizens is a city located in Guatemala - some 162 mi or ( 261 km ) North of New Guatemala , the country's capital city .

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Time in San Benito is now 05:30 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " America/Guatemala " with a UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Chetumal, Dangriga, Belmopan, Belize City, and San Salvador. Being here already, consider visiting Chetumal . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recomendations for San Benito ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Dieter Richter talks about Mayan ruins on DW-TV in From Tierra del Fuego to Tijuana

6:13 min by cafeyaxha
Views: 663 Rating: 5.00

tikaltour.com In the 7rd series of the Deutsche Welle TV documentary "From Tierra del Fuego a Tijuana" you meet Dieter Richter, a German architect living in Guatemala and working to protect Mayan site ..

27 people and a chicken in a VW camper van Davidandem's photos around Tikal, Guatemala (flores)

1:36 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu
Views: 168 Rating: 0.00

Preview of Davidandem's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these v ..


Amanecer Isla Flores Guatemala

0:45 min by titock
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Amanecer Isla Flores Guatemala ..

Flores. beautiful city, even on a rainy day Greenxscare's photos around Flores, Guatemala

2:38 min by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4
Views: 99 Rating: 0.00

Preview of Greenxscare's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Santa Elena, El Petén

Santa Elena is located on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá in the Petén department of Guatemala. It is connected by a causeway to its sister town of Flores (the capital of the Petén department) and the two are often referred to as just Flores. It is the location for Flores International Airport, which is located just outside the town.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.92 -89.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Petén Department, Populated places in Guatemala

Flores, El Petén

Flores is the capital of the Petén department of Guatemala. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:16|54|N|89|54|W||| | |name= }}. The population is 13,700 (2003). Flores is also the seat of the municipality of Flores (population 22,600). The old part of the city is located on an island on Lake Peten Itza, connected to the mainland by a short causeway. On the mainland is the suburb Santa Elena and, to the West, a contiguous municipality San Benito.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.90 -89.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Municipalities of the Petén Department, Populated places in Guatemala

Petén Basin

The Petén Basin is a geographical subregion of Mesoamerica, located in the northern portion of the modern-day nation of Guatemala, and essentially contained within the department of El Petén. During the Late Preclassic and Classic periods of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology many major centers of the Maya civilization flourished, such as Tikal, and a distinctive Petén-style of Maya architecture and inscriptions arose.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.90 -89.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Geography of Guatemala, Geography of Mesoamerica, Maya sites in Petén Department, Petén Department

Tayasal (archaeological site)

Tayasal is a Maya archaeological site located in present day Guatemala. Tayasal is a corruption of Tah Itza ("Place of the Itza"), a term originally used to refer to the core of the Itza territory in Petén. The bulk of the site’s artifacts date to the Postclassic Period. As many as fifty burials and twelve caches have been recovered from Tayasal.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.93 -89.89 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Former populated places in Guatemala, Maya sites in Petén Department, Petén Department

Estadio Julián Tesucún

Estadio Julián Tesucún is a multi-use stadium in San José, Guatemala. It is currently used mostly for football matches, on club level by Heredia Jaguares de Peten of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala. The stadium has a capacity of 8,000 spectators.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 16.98 -89.90 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Football venues in Guatemala

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