The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

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Guatemala is a country filled with beautiful sights, rich culture, friendly people, amazing food, and outdoor adventures. It should absolutely be on your travel wish list, and when you come here these are the 5 places you absolutely must visit!

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala


  1. Lake Atitlan

This beautiful sprawling lake is made all the more enchanting by the three volcanoes surrounding it. The sights are unbeatable and there is so much fun to be had here. Read more here on how to make the most of your time at Lake Atitlan.

  1. Tikal

The most famous of the Mayan ruins in Guatemala, Tikal is a must-see destination. It is the perfect complement to the indigenous culture that persists in this country, to see where it all started.

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

  1. Volcan Tajumulco

The highest peak in Central America, this volcano makes for an excellent hike. You can do it in one day if you’re ambitious, but give it two days if you want to see a most spectacular sunrise from the summit. Treks often start in Quetzaltenango, and you can read more about the hike here!

  1. Semuc Champey

This collection of natural pools and limestone bridges and caves is arguably the most beautiful place in all of Guatemala. This natural wonder draws hordes of travelers, and with good reason! Don’t miss out on this nature-made water park during your visit.

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

  1. Antigua

The colorful, historic town of Antigua is the perfect retreat from the capital, located an hour out of Guatemala City. From the architecture, to the abundant supply of coffee and textiles, and the sights of nearby volcanoes, this city is perfectly charming. Read more here about why to visit Antigua!

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala


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2 thoughts on “The 5 Best Places to Visit in Guatemala

  1. We are 60 something nomads, based in Metro West Boston where I grew up (left when I was 20 for California and now I am back). My husband, Neil, and I are headed for Guatemala in November. Thanks for the information and for doing your blogging thing so well! We are not climbing volcanoes, but we still love to travel, see the sights and meet the lovely locals around the world.

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