Smouldering volcanoes, sparkling highland lakes and ancient Maya cities – Guatemala is a beautiful and compelling destination. Its indigenous culture, most evident in the markets and fiestas, is one of the richest in Central America, while the country’s landscapes and wildlife are spectacular. Use our map of Guatemala to make the most of your time in this extraordinary country.

Discover the crumbling colonial splendours and contemporary dining delights of Antigua, the country’s most attractive city; hike to idyllic highland villages or hidden Maya temples; go in search of the Resplendent Quetzal, Guatemala’s national bird; or admire the finest textiles in Todos Santos Cuchumatán and stay for one of their famous horse races. In the midst of the rainforest, the ancient ruins of Tikal are an incredible sight, and if that hasn’t quenched your thirst for history, wander around the imposing ruins of Yaxhá.

 

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Visiting the pools of Semuc Champey

Visiting the pools of Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Guatemala. This incredible series of turquoise pools is set across a natural limestone bridge, hid…

01 Feb 2019 • Joanna Reeves insert_drive_file Article
Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

That ever-growing travel wish list might be putting some pressure on your pocket – but there are plenty of destinations where you'll get more bang for your b…

11 Oct 2017 • Emma Gibbs camera_alt Gallery
Guatemala City: 7 reasons to stay a while

Guatemala City: 7 reasons to stay a while

Most visitors race through Guatemala City, keen to get to Antigua’s colourful colonial streets, visit the country’s Mayan sites or explore its spectacular v…

12 Jul 2017 • Freya Godfrey insert_drive_file Article
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