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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