Tikal, the ancient Mayan ruins and national park in Flores, was recommend as a must see by a hoard of travellers and hostel workers alike. Although I did really enjoy our trip there, I felt after the wonders of Semuc Champey, my high expectations from word of mouth, and it's similarity to the Mayan pyramids of Teotican in Mexico City, it was far from the most amazing experience I've had. By the end of the six hour tour amongst the humidity, I was well and truly ready to go back. That said, the wildlife in the park is still astonishing and we got to see spider monkeys swinging in the trees above us, raccoons trying to steal our lunch and to hold a tarantula that we found crawling a nearby tree. I was also fascinated by the fact that Mayan society here, as early as 300 BC, had the ability to work out the alignments of their pyramids and the sun in accordance with the yearly cycle. What's more, all their structures are based on their so called 'special numbers' which coincide with what we now refer to as prime numbers.
Aside from Tikal we didn't have time to see much of Flores as we are speeding up to Cancun to meet a friend from home in just a couple of days time.