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Guatemala Travel Vacation Guide

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Guatemala Vacation Rentals

Whether you are planning a family vacation or an adventurous getaway with a group of friends, Guatemala will surprise you with its wide selection of accommodation options. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution, you will surely enjoy the comfort and privacy of a Guatemala vacation rental at reasonable rates. Choose among Antigua vacation condos, Guatemala City apartments and many more and book a perfect lodging for your next vacation in Central America.

Things to do in Guatemala

Guatemala is a diverse and stunning country that lures its visitors with the scenic Pacific coast, picturesque volcanoes and intriguing culture. With its strong indigenous Maya influence, Guatemala has numerous amazing treasures that have been left by behind by ancient Mayans. The gorgeous beaches of the Pacific Ocean, spectacular mountains, ancient villages and much more is awaiting tourists in Guatemala.

The tourist attractions in Guatemala are simply infinite, from picturesque Mayan ruins and steaming volcanoes, to vibrant cities and peaceful beaches. Explore Guatemala’s charming colonial villages or take your family for an eco-tourism trip through the lush jungle or scenic mountains. More adventurous travelers can also hike one of Guatemala’s many volcanoes and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Guatemala Vacation Rentals

Whether you are planning a family vacation or an adventurous getaway with a group of friends, Guatemala will surprise you with its wide selection of accommodation options. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution, you will surely enjoy the comfort and privacy of a Guatemala vacation rental at reasonable rates. Choose among Antigua vacation condos, Guatemala City apartments and many more and book a perfect lodging for your next vacation in Central America.

The Pacaya Volcano

There are over thirty volcanoes spread all around Guatemala’s highlands that characterize the skyline of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Rising to an altitude of 8,371 feet, Pacaya Volcano is one of the most climbed volcanoes in Guatemala. It is best to explore this volcano with a licensed tour guide. There are numerous day trips organized from the beautiful nearby town of Antigua.

Pre-Columbian cities of Tikal and El Mirador

Guatemala is well-known for the numerous ancient historic treasures that were left behind by Mayan civilization. Some of the best preserved Mayan cities in Guatemala include Tikal and El Mirador which are considered the greatest pre-Columbian towns built anywhere in the Americas. Located within the Tikal National Park of Guatemala and covering 200 square miles, ruins of Tikal will most likely take more than a day to explore. Most excursions begin from the nearby town of Flores and depending on their length and character include accommodation, food and a mule to carry your belongings during the hike. El Mirador is another large Mayan city worth visiting. Located near the Mexican border, El Mirador is over 2,000 years old and will surprise every tourist with its impressive urban architecture, tall buildings and lush environment.

Colonial Antigua

The former capital of Guatemala, Antigua is a charming colonial town dating back to 1543 when it was founded by Spanish conquistadors. Antigua is characterized by amazing church ruins, beautiful Spanish architecture and hospitable locals. Those who stop by in this colonial city should definitely try the delicious Guatemala’s cuisine which can be found in countless traditional restaurants located all around Antigua. Do not forget to visit Antigua’s historic icons including Cathedral of Santiago, Museum of Colonial Art and Plaza Mayor.

Shopping at Chichicastenango Market

Located at 7,447 feet and only three-hour drive from Guatemala City, Chichicastenango is a mountain village known for the traditional Maya Indian culture and its vivid market place. On Thursdays and Sundays the market place becomes alive and lures locals and tourists with hand-crafted goods, food, flowers, pottery, condiments and much more. Right next to the market is a 400-year old, glorious, white-washed edifice: a church of Saint Tomas where shamans continue to perform their rituals until today.

Lake Atitlan

Surrounded by many small and colorful Mayan villages, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The word “Atitlan” is a Mayan word for “the place where the rainbow gets its colors”. The soil around the lake is extremely rich and produces high quality beans, avocados, chili verde, coffee and the unique pitaya fruit. Besides stunning beauty, Lake Atitlan provides travelers with a myriad of recreational activities such as hang gliding, rappelling and hiking. Visit the Mayan enchanting town of Panajachel and enjoy local traditional cuisine, cozy bars and day markets.