Guatemala Holidays

Guatemala is a favorite tourist spot for three main reasons. First, it is a place where you can see nature at its creative best- think about volcanic peaks, sulphurous lakes, pine-forested hills and exotic flora and fauna. Secondly, there are the Mayan archaeological sites and lastly, the unexplored beaches of black sand.

Famous Guatemala Holidays Attractions

Central Guatemala: Guatemala City- the country’s capital, for Parque la Aurora, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Ixchel Museum and Hermitage del Carmen; La Antigua Guatemala- UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site with famous churches, convenbts and monuments.

Petén: for the Mayan sites, especially the ones at Flores and Tikal.

Verapaz Region: Alta- El Cavario Church, Semuc Champey Waterfalls, Languin Caves and National Park of Lanchúa; Baja- Mario Dary Ribera Nature Reserve as well as shopping for local handicrafts at Salama.

Eastern Guatemala: coffee plantations, sulphurous lakes, colonial, churches, subtropical forests as well as volcanic peaks.

Chiquimula : Basilica of Esquipulas, Fransiscan Sanctuary, Montecristo National Park, Little Bridge and Belén Convent.

San Jose: Monterrico Nature Reserve

Escuintla: For a view of Pacaya Volcano and the sugarcane fields of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa

Retalhuleu: Historical sites of of Abaj Takalik (‘standing stone’ in the Quiché language)

The Highlands: also known as El Altiplano, they are one fo the main tourist attractions of the country. Huehuetenango is known for its post-Classical site of Zaculue; Chintla for the Virgin of La Candelaris church; Quetzaltenango for its City Hall, Municipal Theatre, Natural History Museum and volcanoes and the hot sulphur springs of Fuentes, Georginas and Los Vahos.

Top Guatemala Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Because of the volcanoes, the beaches of Guatemala tend to have black sands. Unlike the

Beaches of, say the carribean, Hawaii or Folrida, the beaches of this country allow you total solitude. You will not only see people strolling about in their beachware but also the locals going about with their daily chores. Some of the best beaches are Monterrico, Tilapa, Sipicate and Champerico.

Being a major tourist spot, hotels are not lacking in this country. The high-quality hotels may be found at Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Puerto Barrios, Cobán, Panajachel and Antigua Guatemala. Top rated among the high-end hotels are Lomas de Tzununa, Vulcano Lodge, Posada de Santiago and Casa Florencia Hotel. Dos Loros Inn in Antigua is a popular bed and breakfast hotel.

Shopping Places for Guatemala Holidays Traveler

Textile products, handicrafts, jewellery, jade carvings, leather goods, ceramics and baskets are some of the popular items that tourists in Guatemala buy as souvenirs. Chichicastenango Market, Sololá Market and Panajachel are some of the primary shopping centers. Cobán is known for its silverware and Rabinal for ceramics. For buying local made handicrafts, the main shopping centers are Central Market in Guatemala City and Craft Market.

Guatemala has all the essentials required in making a great holiday. Your time here will be memorable as well as full of excitement.