Explore Guatemala

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Welcome to Guatemala! This small Central American nation is full of intrigue, beauty and history. Here, you will find vibrant Mayan culture, lush jungles and breathtaking volcanoes that make for an unforgettable experience.

Guatemala is known for its hospitality and is one of the friendliest countries in the world. It’s also home to some amazing archaeological sites with cobblestoned streets and ancient ruins, like Tikal and Quirigua National Parks. A fascinating fact about Guatemala is that it was the first Latin American country to join the United Nations in 1945!

For a more off-the-beaten-track adventure, take a trip to Lago de Atitlan, an idyllic lake set amidst three majestic volcanoes. Here you can explore traditional villages and experience Maya living, customs and culture. Of course, no visit would be complete without sampling some of the local dishes, such as pepián (a spicy stew) or the national favorite – chiles rellenos stuffed with cheese.

Don’t miss out on La Antigua Guatemala, a charming colonial town with stunning cathedrals and ruins from the Spanish Conquest. For a unique experience go underground in El Mirador Cave near San Bartolo - an impressive network of caverns with stalactites, stalagmites and underground rivers.

Guatemala is an amazing country full of diverse landscapes and exotic culture. In just a few days you can explore stunning jungles, ancient ruins, vibrant cities and quaint villages. With its welcoming people, fascinating history and unforgettable experiences, Guatemala is an unmissable destination.