I loved Flores. BUT Bus ticket scams are now very common. AVOID Everlasting Travel Agency and “Cesar” AT ALL COST! He is a LYING CHEATING FRAUD! ´If they know you are buying a ticket out of Flores and won’t come back, they will overcharge you wildly while telling totally sincere sounding stories how they feel sorry for travellers getting cheated by others.
EVERLASTING TRAVEL AGENCY sold me a ticket to Chetumal/Mexico and on to Tulum at 400% the regular price. I knew it was expensive but wanted a guaranteed seat as it was the last bus of the evening to Tulum, Mexico and transfer time was short. I was given a (fake) voucher for the onward Chetumal-Tulum trip, to be changed into a bus ticket at their “partner agency” in Chetumal terminal. The partner agency did not exist. Needless to say, I had to buy a new ticket and also ended up missing the bus and getting stranded in Chetumal for the night.
Fraud like this seems to be common in Flortes – they prey on travellers who they know will not come back and report them to the police. Best buy at your honesat hostel. I compared a lot of prices and the touts in the streets and agencies were ALWAYS a worse deal. Do not believe what they tell you about hostels taking higher prices.
Trip times are easily double of what this crook Cesar tells you. He also lied about the route, saying this bus would go directly to Chetumal (via Belize) and NOT stop on the road. Instead, it got off to a really late start because the driver picked up extra passengers (Guatemalans as a side business, in all sorts of out of the way places, so people and suitcases were stacked in the aisle), then went all the way into Belize City to pick up more travellers, amid rush hour…Instead of 7 hours, the trip took 14,5 hours and people were starving. I could go on and on. Worst experienvce in Guatemala.