Historic cities, Mayan ruins, volcanoes everywhere, lush natural landscapes and plenty of culture are the main attractions of the country. Check out everything you need to know about tourism in Guatemala.
A Guatemala it is far from being a very popular country for tourism. Because it is unknown, it becomes a very exotic destination, full of secrets to be revealed and many incredible landscapes still secluded (thankfully!). Historic cities, Mayan ruins, volcanoes everywhere, lush natural landscapes and plenty of culture are the main attractions of the country.
Guatemala is a country in Central America, neighboring Mexico, Belize and El Salvador. The main attractions of Guatemala are on the west coast of the country, where the capital Guatemala City is located, next to the historic city Antigua.
In this you will read:
- When to go
- what to do there
- western Guatemala
- Lake of Atitlán
- Pacaya's volcano
- eastern Guatemala
- Tikal National Park
- Yaxha National Park
- western Guatemala
- Where to stay
- Good Hotel Old Coverage
- Guatemala travel insurance
When to go
If you are thinking about booking a tourist trip to Guatemala, it is good to prepare to visit the country at the best time of the year. The months between October and November are the best for hiking in the national parks, discovering the country's volcanoes and ruins.
what to do there
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Antigua is worth a visit to discover the streets full of colonial buildings and constructions, allied with delicious cafes and restaurants for a sunny afternoon. It is worth visiting the San José School there.
Surrounded by valleys with mountains all around the horizon, Chichicastenango seems to be isolated in time and space from the rest of Guatemala. The atmosphere there has a bit of magic and history, and the walks through the big market that take place from Thursday to Sunday are very worthwhile.
Lake of Atitlán
The country's most famous lake – and perhaps the most incredible – is one of the 'musts' for travelers visiting Guatemala.
One of the most active volcanoes in Central America, Volcano Pacaya is easily accessible – at 2.500 meters. It is possible to go hiking to discover the volcano or even go on a horseback excursion there.
Tikal National Park
On the east coast of the country, there are the National Parks with Mayan ruins amidst tropical forests. Tikal National Park has a ruin measuring 44 meters in the middle of the green of the forest. It's beautiful!
Yaxha National Park
With 37 thousand hectares of preserved areas, Yaxhá National Park is the most visited in the country and borders Tikal Park. It is located on a relief between two large lakes, Lake Yaxhá and Sacnab.
Our columnist Clarissa Moliterno went to Guatemala and shared her tour of the country. Check it out in the post Organizing a Tour through Guatemala.
Where to stay
Good Hotel Old Coverage
To stay, our tip is to stay at the Good Hotel Antigua Coverage. Located in the center of the city, Good Hotel Antigua Alojamento is one of the top rated by travelers on Booking.com.
No wonder: in addition to the excellent location, it has impeccable service, rooms that look like they were taken from the most beautiful boards on Pinterest and a price that fits in your pocket.
It is also worth knowing the review of the Lagunas Boutique Hotel.
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