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Travel highlights Guatemala

travel highlights guatemala

The former Capital of Guatemala is one of the most beautiful Spanish colonial cities in whole Latin America. Despite being mostly destroyed by earthquakes, visitors still get an impression of the beauty and power of the city during the 17th and 18th century by the preserved and restored buildings and Antigua's ruins.

Mayan Sacred sites
The Mayan culture has shaped Guatemala and its people. There are several sites where you can find Mayan ruins. The most famous sites in Guatemala are Iximche, Zaculeu, Quirigua, Yaxha and of course Tikal, the heart of Mayan culture in Guatemala, which even is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Nim Pot Market
If you want to bring home a souvenier from Guatemala, this is where you will find what you are looking for: handmade souveniers from all over Guatemala.

Pacaya National Park
Pacaya National Park contains 4 dorment vulcanoes and one active vulcano. Pacaya vulcano is the most visited of Guatemala's 37 vulcanoes. A hiking tour through Pacaya National Park is a true highlight of your stay in Guatemala, and absolutely safe, too.

Rio Dulce 
Together with Lake Izabal the Dulce river forms a river and lake system, which has become a popular boat destination in Guatemala. Partly because of its amazing sceneries, partly because this area is a very safe place for sailboats in the Caribbean during hurricane season.

Visit of a Coffee Farm
Some people say that in Guatemala you will find the best coffee in the world. Don't miss a tour to one of the coffee farms in Guatemala, where you can watch the process of growing coffee beans and learn about the history of coffee in Guatemala.