Unwinding to a Latin Lakeside View in Flores, Guatemala
This hidden gem has been known only to locals and eager expats until recently. Boasting, or rather whispering of eclectic foods both foreign and domestic, Flores is a peaceful place for weary travelers to relax. Take a tranquil dip in Lake Peten Itza's crystal clear waters, or—if you're feeling adventurous—see what lies around the bend while navigating your own canoe for just a couple bucks an hour. Stay at the Hotel Casa Aurora, located on the island's northwestern lakefront, complete with respectable budget rooms and rooftop hammocks, affording views of both the pristine lake and colorful culture below.