It is the capital of the Department and has the status of City. It has a passable road at all times ranging from flowers to Santa Ana, Dolores, San Luis and Modesto Mendez, a length of 172 kilometers.
Blends with the Inter-Oceanic Highway CA-9 in the place known as The Noisy, in Morales, Izabal.
In the Island of Flores is also reached via the lake, and to that service boats. It also has international airstrip at Santa Elena.
Among his craft is making moccasins, leather shoes that are animal skin or the place.
Among the folk dances presented in this municipality can mention Los Moros, Head, Horse and The Chatona