Isla de Flores: Where Maya and Missionary Cultures Met in Guatemala


Originally Published in October 2007 in Hawaii Luxury Magazine

An entire civilization dissolved into the sweltering Central American jungles about a thousand years ago. Superb engineers and mathematicians; artisans and historians; warriors and bureaucrats — all of them gone. The sophistication of their culture can be seen today in the pyramids and lesser ruins the Maya left behind throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and in the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.

What happened still remains a mystery.

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