Kayaking is the perfect way to connect with nature and stay active! Lake Petén Itzá is amazing for kayaking due to its scenic beauty, calm waters, and the opportunity to explore its natural surroundings and other cool spots! Accessing areas that are difficult to reach any other way!
Kayaking on Lake Petén Itzá provides a unique experience as you can enjoy stunning views of the lake’s surrounding lush vegetation and the distant sight of the Maya Mountains. The lake is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, teeming with diverse wildlife. Marvel at the sight of herons gracefully taking flight, colorful toucans hopping from branch to branch, and the calls of songbirds filling the air. Maybe you’ll even spot some playful monkeys swinging through the treetops!
Quaint little museum on a small island just off Flores. With lots of interesting Maya objects and a radio broadcasting station, run by a really nice guy. If you're lucky you might end up on the air!
Even though the standards in the zoo are not that high, there are quite a few animals to admire and seeing a jaguar in real life can be a beautiful experience.
Don’t miss this amazing view, the highest point in the tayazal area.
Visit Don Jorge and his lovely family and jump in the lake from various ropes and a diving board.
One of the largest rescue centers in the world, receives hundreds of animals of more than 40 species each year. If you want to volunteer, there are various options on their website.
Great ecological beach at around 40 minutes by canoe.
Check out this interactive map of the many cool places you can visit around the lake! Like a cool little museum on a small island just next to Flores, the famous Rope Swing or paddle a little further and check out the Arcas animal rescue center or a cool beach called Chechenal. Or just float around on the lake and take in the amazing scenery. You’ll have your kayak or canoe for the whole day so relax and enjoy the lake!
Kayak, canoe and SUP rental is for the whole day, so you don’t have to worry about having to hurry!
Reserve at the hostel
Check out more cool stuff to do:
Check out Yaxha
Check out El Mirador
Check out Cráter Azul