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Guatemala – Things to do

Things to do in Guatemala

A must see is Lake Atitlan which is a huge volcanic crater in Guatemala's southwestern highlands. It is known for its Mayan villages and volcanoes set amongst striking scenery. Antigua is a UNESCO world heritage where boutiques, galleries, arty cafe's and restaurants abound. 

Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is one of the most beautiful in the world with its crystalline-azure waters in an extinct volcanic crater located in the southwest of the country. Atitlan is the ideal place to come in contact with local Guatemalan folklore. Twelve Indian villages surround the lake, and their inhabitants are descendants from the great Quiche, Cackchiquel and Tzutuhil nations.

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Mayan Ruins

For anyone into archaeology, Guatemala is a paradise. The country is home to hundreds of Mayan ruins with the most famous located in Tikal UNESCO World Heritage Site - dating back to 900 BC.

Antigua

Located in Guatemala's central highlands, the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city of Antigua is just a 55 minute drive from Guatemala City international airport. Famous for its impressive baroque Spanish architecture, the city has a wealth of attractions to explore.