Guatemala Activities

There are so many things to do in Guatemala, ranging from day hikes to yoga retreats. You can visit the ancient city of Tikal — one of the most important cities in the Mayan empire, or venture to Antigua‘s most impressive church, La Merced. Spend some time on the coast or climb the popular and active Pacaya volcano. This country has it all; mountains, forests, indigenous villages and coast. There are plenty of things to do in Guatemala; whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a longer trip, you won’t run out of activities in this gorgeous and culturally rich country.

  • Iglesia del Calvario
    The neo-classical Calvario church, built in 1899 on the site of an ancient Mayan cemetery, is reached by a climb up 120 steps. It houses a Señor de Esquipulas or Black Christ, which is celebrated on January 15. If you climb up the narrow ladder (with no safeguards) to the left of the entrance, you
  • Petencito Zoo

    Not far down the shore from the village of San Miguel is the Petencito Zoo. It gives visitors the chance to see a collection of local animals like jaguars, monkeys and macaws. In addition, the visitors can see some of the beautiful regional flora. For people looking for some fun,

  • Lake tours

    Boats can be hired for any length of time from a half-hour to all day. The rate is $15 for 30 minutes per boat (up to 9 people) or $25 for an hour trip. But prices are negotiable, so bargain hard. They can bring you to the museum on the small island, to the zoo and Arcas or to th

  • Cathedral de Santiago
    Sitting proudly on the east side of the park, this cathedral has an ornate facade and is attractively lit up at night. Built in 1542 it was hit by numerous earthquakes, but is still standing although the inside has suffered and is not as impressive as the outside suggests.
  • La Merced
    Antigua's most impressive church looks most impressive around the middle of the day, when the sun illuminates its ornate yellow facade. Inside there is a pleasant courtyard with a large central fountain that is best viewed from the top level, where you can look out toward the surrounding volcanoes.
  • Naj Tunich Caves

    The caves of Naj Tunich, thirty five kilometers east of Poptun, are unique for their Mayan murals showing religious ceremonies, ball games and erotic scenes, which are not found anywhere else in the Mayan world. The name means â??Paintings on a humid area,â? and there is evid

  • ARCAS Center

    The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association runs an animal habilitation center close to San Miguel. They take care of animals rescued from smugglers and illegal pet traders, like jaguars, macaws, monkeys and coatis. You can't visit the animal center but they have an Environm

  • Palacio de los Capitanes

    The Palacio de los Capitanes, the first two-storey building in Antigua, lines the entire south side of the Parque Central. Built in 1558, for more than two centuries, it was the seat of the Spanish colonial government for most of Central America and Chiapas. More recently, it hou

  • Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo

    The ruins of Santo Domingo church and convent complex stand inside the grounds of the beautiful Hotel Casa Santo Domingo on the eastern edge of town. Between 1542 and 1666, the Dominican order built one of the largest, richest and most important convents in the colonial city. How

  • Templo El Calvario
    Built atop a hill overlooking Cobán, the temple is 137 steps away from the city center. At the start of the long stairway, visitors are greeted by a shrine where locals pray and leave offerings. Many Q'eqchi religious rituals are also held at altars of the temple. Dating back to 1810, its simple wh
  • Iglesia San Mateo
    The 16th-century colonial church sits just on the parque central and its pretty baroque façade looks best at the end of the afternoon, as the rays of the setting sun hit it. Inside, there are a dozen massive rococo carved altarpieces, among the best preserved in the country. Also check
  • Birdwatching
    The best place to go bird watching is Biotopo Cerro Cahui. It's best go early in the morning when the birds start flying around. La Casa de Don David offers bird watching tours with knowledgeable English speaking guides for between $40 and $75 for a three to six hour tour.
  • Pascual Abaj

    A short walk south of the town center is the Maya ceremonial site of Pascual Abaj, a shrine which is still very much in use today. There are some small altars and a pre-Columbian idol, and if there has recently been a ritual you will no doubt see burned incense, empty liquor bott

  • Casa de la Cultura
    When the Espiritu Santo Church and Franciscan convent were built, a cemetery was built at the location of the present Casa de la Cultura. In 1872, after the triumph of the Liberal Revolution, the governor converted the cemetery and convent into a prison and warehouse for flour. At the end of
  • Iglesia Santo Tomás

    Dating from the mid-16th century, and rebuilt in the 18th century, this atmospheric church is a great introduction to the fascinating highland blend of Catholicism and Mayan spiritualism. It is believed that the locals converted to Catholicism after a resident Spanish priest was

  • Colegio de San Jeronimo
    This ruin site includes a lush garden in front and a fountain at its center. Built as a school by Mercedarian friars in 1757, it was closed by Spanish King Carlos III just four years later because it did not have royal approval. After a brief stint as the Royal customs house, it was destroyed by the
  • Iglesia y Convento de la Recoleccion
    If you choose one ruin to visit in Antigua, choose this one. Formerly a church, this massive set of ruins is probably the most impressive in town. Inaugurated in 1717, it survived just half a century before being ripped apart by the earthquake of 1773. Most walls, a beautiful archway entrance, and
  • Monumento a Landivar

    This large, white monument was built in 1953 in honor of Rafael Landivar, the great poet of colonial Guatemala who died in 1793. His ashes rest inside. Closed to the public, the monument is surrounded by gardens and can only be viewed through iron railings from the street. Aroun

  • Around Antigua: Ciudad Vieja

    Just four kilometres south west of Antigua and a pleasant walk or bike ride away, Ciudad Vieja is a peaceful and stress-free little village in which to while-away a few hours. The pretty, tree-framed town square has plenty of sturdy park benches. Around the s

  • Things to See and Do in Nebaj
    Nebaj and the surrounding area has a lot of activities to offer, depending on the amount of time and interests you have. The town square is often quite lively and a good place to see some excellent examples of the Nebaj women's traditional dress. Foodies should sample boxboles, a traditional meal f
  • Parque Las Victorias

    Further north of Templo El Calvario is a densely forested nature reserve that acts as a retreat from the city. This 84-hectare national park is close to the city center, and has extensive walking trails, a campground ($2.50 per person for camping), and BBQ facilities. You might f

  • The ruins of Yaxha

    Yaxhá is a unique religious site and the third largest Mayan ceremonial archaeological site in Petén. The temples were built on the Zenith so the Mayas could observe the sun from sunrise till sunset. The site, whose name means Green Water, was stumbled upon by Teobert Maler,

  • Nakum

    On the banks of the Holum River, Nakum flourished during the Late Classic (700-900 A.C.) period because it was on an important trade and communication route. The name means â??house of the pot.â? It was discovered in 1905 by Frenchman Maurice de Perigny. In 1989, the conserva

  • Finca Filadelfia Coffee Farm Tour

    Anyone curious about how we get that morning cup of coffee will find the answers at Finca Filadelfia, ten minutes by mototaxi ride from downtown Antigua. You can visit the coffee fields by mule or aboard a flatbed Mercedes truck with canopy and seats. Part of the tour takes you t

  • Hiking around Santiago
    Santiago Atitlán is full of beautiful surrounding trails to hike. Routes lead to the top of each of the three nearby volcanoes, though due to robberies against tourists in the area it is necessary to hire a guide and a couple of tourist police (US$90 per group). Another pleasant hike is to Cer
  • Catedral Metropolitana
    Guatemala City's cathedral is not particularly attractive, but it was built to survive earthquakes - and it has. Indeed, it is one of the only buildings around the square that survived the city's major earthquake in 1917. Inside the cathedral are many colonial paintings, some brought here from Antig
  • Climbing Acatenango
    This is a stunning hike if you are lucky with the weather, but do not attempt without a guide because you are climbing a serious 4000 meter (13,000 ft) mountain and the conditions can change in an instant. It is a semi-steep climb, similar to Pacaya but it takes slightly longer (five-and-a-half hou
  • Hiking in and around Nebaj
    One thing you must do, and it may be the very reason why you came to Nebaj, is go hiking to some of the most enchanting villages in highland Guatemala. Short or long, easy or strenuous; you can choose a hike to suit your needs and tastes. There are two hiking agencies located right next to each oth
  • Cerro de la Cruz walk
    Facing the lake in the centre of San Pedro head left and stick to the main road all the way to the next settlement, San Juan. Walk through the streets until you are out on the other side of the small village and you will see a well-marked path heading up the hill. A short but slightly steep climb wi
  • Biotopo Cerro Cahui
    Two kilometers west of El Remate and along the shore of Lake Peten Itza, Biotopo Cerro Cahui is a rainforest reserve spanning over six hundred hectares. It is one of the most accessible wildlife reserves in Petén. The elevation ranges between 100 and 360 meters, offering scenic hiking. The reserve
  • Indigino Nariz walk
    This is an extension of the Cerro de la Cruz walk and is a bit of a toughie. The climb heads up the same path but take the left fork at the clearing to start heading up the big hill that towers over you. The route winds around the back of the mountain, offering good views out to the surrounding hill
  • Boat trip from Rio Dulce to Livingston
    This is a great trip that heads from the yachtie heaven of Rio Dulce and into El Golfete, past banks full of impressive houses and small flat islands of untouched bird-filled jungle. The most impressive part of the journey, however, is the run through a tall gorge, where the grey rock walls are cov
  • Ixlu
    The turnoff for the road heading to Belize is known as â??El Cruce.â? Just 200km off the road are the ruins of Ixlu on the shores of Laguna Salpeten. There are small mounds, trails and a few stones but little else to see. During the excavation, they found a Mayan altar that you can now see at t
  • Villa Deportiva
    Once the Alcatraz of Guatemala, the former maximum-security prison of Salamá now serves as an area for football matches and other sports. There is not very much to see nowadays, but the impregnable walls and watchtowers are still intact, as a chilling reminder of the recent violent history of the
  • Northern Complexes

    These complexes are found one kilometer away from the Gran Plaza via the isolated Maudslay Causeway; all of them are late-Classic twin pyramid complexes that are erected to honor the end of a katun. These complexes are composed of two identical pyramids on the east and west sides

  • Sunset Tour of Tikal
    . The main reason to take this tour is to get to stay in the park up until sunset, so don't expect to be overloaded by information from your guide. Beginning at either the car park or the site of Perdido del Mundo (Lost World), you climb the lofty pyramid for a great view over Tikal's towers and th
  • Sunrise Tour of Tikal
    This tour begins at the ugly hour of 4.30am and the guide leads you by torchlight (bring your own) past a few interesting spots for information and up to Temple IV, which you climb in the early dawn with the stars still shining above. You then sit there for around two hours while the mists rise and
  • Vivero Verapaz

    A visit to this orchid haven is interesting whether you are a plant-lover or not. The nursery is home to more than 400 of the 770 orchid species found in Guatemala. The best time to visit is between December and February when most of the flowers (including Guatemala's national fl

  • The Ruins
    Uaxactun's importance as a ceremonial and astronomical site is reflected in its ruins. The most impressive set of ruins is called Group E and is a 15 minute walk south of the airstrip. The structures E1, E2 and E3 are aligned north-south and form an astronomical observatory, the first round observ
  • Parque Central
    This relatively small triangular park represents the heart of the city, where major activities take place. The park is flanked by the cathedral, Palacio de Gobernacíon and Municipalidad (Town Hall). Built on higher ground, all roads leading to the park are steeply inclined. Frequented by locals, it
  • Templo IV & Complejo N
    The largest pyramid at Tikal, Templo IV is the second tallest surviving Mayan structure, reaching a height of 65m. The only taller Mayan pyramid is located at the ruins of El Mirador. Famed for the splendid panoramic view from the top of the temple, this is where you come to see the postcard-perfect
  • Gran Plaza

    The heart of the ancient Mayan civilization lies in this plaza, the focal point of the king's realm. Temple I, also known as the Pyramid of the Giant Jaguar, faces west toward the setting sun, which was believed to be the gateway to the underworld. Built above the tomb of King Ah

  • Climbing Pacaya
    Climbing Pacaya is a mind-blowing trek for anyone keen on seeing volcanoes up close and in action. Take the morning trip for a better chance of enjoying clear skies (and views), but during good weather you can go in the afternoon for a spectacular early-evening light show. The two-hour climb is tou
  • Acrópolis Central
    This maze of residential palaces and small temples is found on the south side of Gran Plaza. Believed to be where the royal family and their relatives lived, some chambers still have remnants of low platforms which served as beds. The tiny rooms are believed to be sacred ritual sites, with graffiti
  • Acrópolis del Sur & Templo V
    South of Gran Plaza is Acrópolis del Sur, which is a massive area yet to be restored. This two-hectare mass of stonework is still covered by vines and trees. The palaces atop the masonry date back to the late-Classic period. Beside the acropolis stands the majestic Templo V, one of the tallest pyr
  • El Mundo Perdido (The Lost World)
    This sizable complex consists of 38 structures oriented in a traditional Mayan pattern serving as an astronomy observatory. The ancient Mayans observed solstices, equinoxes and planetary cycles with clever formations of these structures. The 30m-high Great Pyramid, assembled around AD 200 in the cen
  • Plaza de los Siete Templos

    Next to the Acrópolis del Sur is the complex comprised of seven little temples built in a row. Although the temples were assembled during the late Classic period, there are other structures in the complex dating back to the pre-Classic times. On the north end of the complex, arc

  • Sailing to Belize or Honduras from Rio Dulce
    Sailing passage to Honduras or Belize, from Rio Dulce. Budget $50p/p per day. This is not easy to do but with a bit of persistence it is possible to secure a place on a yacht bound for either Belize or Honduras' Bay Islands from one of the many marinas in Rio Dulce. Most yachties in this area head
  • Tikal
    Once home to 100,000 Maya, Tikal was one of the most important cities in the Maya empire. It was abandoned when the empire collapsed and re-discovered relatively recently. Today it is one of the most important Maya sites, boasting over 4,000 structures, the oldest of which date back to around 800 B.
  • Parque Central

    Also known as the Plaza de la Constitución, this large (and now quite bland) square was originally laid out as the city's central focus of power, with the cathedral and important government buildings lining its edges. A redesign in the 1980s robbed the square of much of its arch

  • Cerro de La Cruz y El Hato
    Overlooking Antigua from the north, Cerro de la Cruz is the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful view of Antigua and Volcano de Agua. This easy walk starts at the end of 1 Avenida Norte. Keep walking north until you get to the steps entering the forest. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the cross.
  • Skyway

    You'll get a bird's eye view of the park as you walk 40 meters (131 ft) in the air on the twisting skyway paths. During the journey, you will be able to see the different strata of the tropical forest, before arriving at the top of Miramas Hill. You can rest in a hammock as you a

  • Parque Central

    Surrounded by important buildings dating back from colonial times, this central plaza is the main hangout for locals. It's always packed on weekends and festivals, when it is the scene for concerts, parades and processions. Mature trees, gardens and pathways lined with wooden ben

  • Parque Centroamérica
    Like most Guatemalan cities, Xela is built around a Central Park. The Parque Centroamérica gives a European feel with the presence of Greek columns. On the south side, stands La Casa de la Cultura and the Museo de Historia Natural. On the eastern end of the Parque is the original faç
  • Nueva Juventud ecological park

    Volunteer Petén runs an ecological park that travelers can visit for free. When you arrive in San Andres, call them or go to the library close to the Municipalidad. Open every day from 7 a.m. til 6 p.m., the 60-hectare park has a well-maintained trail. The park's main purpose is

  • Cuevas de B'ombi'l Peq
    The cave of B'ombi'l Peq can be explored on a proper rappelling and speleological adventure, squeezing into the narrow holes that lead into a chamber with wall paintings. Organize through Agretuchi in Chisec. Alternatively, you can go on your own and just climb down a series of rudimentary ladders a
  • Cerro de la Cruz walk
    This short walk is a great way to see the city from on high, but go to the tourist police station off the north eastern side of the main square to sign up, as at the time of writing it was not safe to do on your own. Heading north in town the guide will lead you to a set of concrete steps which clim
  • Iximché
    The word Iximché comes from the Mayan words Ixim, meaning maize and Ché, meaning tree and was once the Kaqchikel capital. Founded around 1470, in the shadow of the Ratzamut mountain and protected by ravines cut by the rivers El Molino and El Chocoyos, the site is considered the cradle of historic
  • Temple of Minerva
    This slightly unimpressive replica of the structure of a Greek temple was built in 1916 by liberal president Manuel Estrada Cabrera in honor of Minerva, goddess of knowledge, in the hope to encourage culture in Guatemala. The temple can make for a quick stop on your way to the Iglesia del Calvario.
  • Tortugario Monterrico
    In operation since 1976, Tortugario Monterrico breeds and releases several species of wildlife including turtles, caimans, green iquanas and a pre-historic freshwater fish. A dilapidated museum displays a hodge-podge of pickled specimens, exhibits, photos and newspaper articles rela
  • Sport Fishing
    Sailfish. The holy grail of deep sea fisherman and found in such numbers off the coast of Iztapa that it is possible to actually get a little bored of them. However, there are also large numbers of blue, black and striped marlin, tuna, dorado and roosterfish to keep the game interesting. The reason
  • Ak' Tenamit
    Set up in 1992, this non-profit organization provides basic health care, vocational training and community solutions for the indigenous Q'eqchi Maya in and around the rain forest in eastern Guatemala. It is exceptional by the fact the democratically-elected board is entirely indigenous and the c
  • The Turtles Of Monterrico
    Three species of turtle come to Monterrico to lay their eggs. The leatherback (baule) is an awesome turtle with a soft, leathery skin that grows up to two meters long and nests here between mid-October and January. At birth, tiny male turtles head out to sea to spend the rest of the
  • Things To See And Do
    The most obvious things to do are lie by the pool or take a walk on the beach. Horse-riding on the beach is available at $8.75 p.p. for one hour or quad-biking for $37.50 an hour. To experience the Biotopo Monterrico, take a boat tour through the mangroves and lagoons, visit the wil
  • Mangrove Swamp Tour
    Waking up at 5 a.m. might not be everyone's cup of tea, but the early bird catches the worm and there are a lot of birds to be seen in the mangroves. Watching the sunrise from a pristine lagoon is not half bad either. Paddled boat trips take approximately two hours (engine noise sca
  • Biotopo Monterrico-hawaii
    Covering 2,800 hectares, the Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii was set up in 1977 to protect the delicate eco-system that has evolved along the coast, the estuarine channel and among the costal mangroves and lagoons. The area is home to caimans (a small alligator), green iguanas, freshwater
  • Parque Chatun
    Parque Chatun is an all-round family entertainment park about 3 kms (1.9 miles) out of Esquipulas. It's not quite Six Flags but it's a fun day out. There you can go zip-lining, boating on the lake, plays in the pools and on the slides, go bungee jumping, use the climbing wall, play soccer, basketb
  • Los Siete Altares
    Even farther round the coast from Hotel Ecológico Salvador Gaviota, passed Playa Quehueche, five kilometers (3 miles) west of the town center, are the very impressive set of waterfalls called Los Siete Altares. There are peaceful green pools to relax in, away from the hustle of town, and you c
  • Parque Hawaii Arcas
    Parque Hawaii is actually the stretch of beach 7 km east of Monterrico but also refers to the respected Guatemalan NGO, ARCAS, who have a base here and run conservation and community development projects. In addition to the turtle hatchery, they also look after unwanted pet iguanas,
  • Finca El Patrocinio
    The 140 hectare (345 ac.) Patrocinio Reserve includes a variety of different habitats and is dedicated to conservation and restoration of the natural environment. The reserve is also involved in agrotourism, working with and supporting a local community of 10 families. Visitors can engage in some b
  • Takalik Maya Lodge
    This lodge and farm is located on Terrace 9 of the Abaj Takalik national park. A ten minute walk through the sub-tropical forest takes you to airy, all natural bungalows, with fantastic views of the surrounding nature from the balcony. The package price includes two days, one night accommodation
  • Comunidad Alianza Coffee Farm
    Up in the hills with a commanding view of the active Volcan Santiaguito, which still lets out regular mushroom clouds, Comunidad Alianza is a wonderful place to come and relax for a few days or volunteer on a traditional finca. The locally-run enterprise involves forty families and produces coffee,
  • Parque De Diversiones Xetulul
    Winner of the prestigious Applause Award in 2008 for the best amusement park, Xetulul sets high standards for an adrenalin-packed day out. The park is divided into seven themed areas that take visitors on trip around Europe as well as Guatemala. You can take an exhilarating gondola
  • Parque Acuático Xocomil
    Xocomil stands high above other water parks, and that's not just because it has the longest water slide in Central America. This park competes with the best water parks in the world. It is terrific fun for the whole family, or anyone still in touch with their big kid side, and there is so much to d
  • Finca El Cascajal
    This coffee plantation has a growing ecotourism business which includes coffee tours, mountain biking (with international competitions), bird-watching and nature trails visiting bathing pools, waterfalls with a wide variety of flora and fauna, including impressive ‘tree ferns', which can rea
  • Manchón Guamuchal Wetlands
    The wetlands encompasses 13,500 hectares of different eco-systems including swamps, mangroves, rivers and volcanic sand beaches. It is also a protected site according to Ramsar. The best time to visit is from October or November to March as the most migratory birds arrive then to st

  • Casa Samala - Casa De Cultura
    Two blocks behind the museum, the Casa de Cultura is a pleasant place to come afterward for a cup of filtered coffee and a break. There are several different rooms containing traditional arts and crafts, paintings, some old photographs and a small library that you are allowed to use while at the ho
  • Lago De Amatitlán
    Best seen, if seen at all, on a day trip from Guatemala City, Lago de Amatitlán will leave most tourists hoping for more. The lake is too polluted for swimming, but it is possible to navigate it on a pedal boat, or take the chairlift up to a pretty viewpoint on the hillside. The lake is easy to

  • Autosafari Chapín
    Central America's only safari park, Autosafari Chapín is a wonderfully different day out in Guatemala and one that kids will love. The drive through several enclosures brings (sometimes surprisingly close) encounters with lions, rhinos, leopards and some species native to the country such as white
  • Los Arcos
    Just a few minutes walk from the town center you will find a series of 124 arches, once a Roman-style aqueduct system that powered the old sugar mill of San Jéronimo. Since the arches are hundreds of years old, today they lie in varying states of decay. To find them, follow the main road east
  • Ruins of Quirigua
    Cauac Sky was the greatest ruler of the city of Quirigua during the Maya classic period. He is depicted on Stela E at Quirigua, the most impressive of the Mayan stelae, or tall, carved standing stones. The largest of the Mayan stelae, stela E stands thirty-five feet (11 meters)
  • Bird watching

    Tikal is an outstanding place to watch birds of prey: thanks to its protected status, it attracts wildlife in abundance. Its dense tropical vegetation and sultry weather provide an excellent habitat for many of these creatures. There are 300 species of migratory and endemic birds

  • Activities Overview
    Flores is a good starting point for your exploration of Petén, and the jumping-off point for Guatemala's greatest tourist attraction, the ruins of Tikal. But once you've seen Tikal, then what? There is much more to see and do before you leave Petén. There are other ruins, if you haven't yet ha
  • Tubing
    Have fun floating down the Machaquila River on inner tubes. The high energy and exciting guided excursion leads you down untamed waters and rapids. This great adventure includes lunch and transportation. You have to know how to swim though to take part. Price per person is $22.
  • Ixobel Caves
    This cave's natural beauty makes it a must-see. Leaving from the Finca Ixobel at 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the tour takes about three hours and costs $4 per person. Wear some good hiking shoes and bring a flashlight. The 45 minute hike goes through the green mountains before arriving at the entrance of
  • Parque Arqueológico Abaj Takalik
    The main reason most visitors come to Reu is to see Abaj Takalik. While not as famous as Tikal in the North, it is considerably older and just as important. The site covers 6.5km2, ten terraces, has 13 pyramids and is divided into four groups - North, West, Central and South. Unfortunately, most of
  • Bilbao Stones
    It is a surreal walk to leave the hustle and bustle of town, enter the cane fields and seemingly discover by chance the existence of carved boulders. Dating from the late classic period, there are three sets of stones, some of which are still well preserved. Copies of a couple of th
  • Templo de las Inscripciones (Templo VI)

    Only discovered in 1951, this temple is located 1.2 km southeast of Gran Plaza. Unlike Copán and several other Mayan sites, most Tikal temples bear comparatively few inscriptions, but this temple is an exception. The 55m-high pyramid took shape in AD 766, under the command of Yi

  • Plaza Oeste
    North of Temple II is Plaza Oeste, where a considerable late-Classic temple is buried under the earth. The entire area is yet to be restored, allowing you to see it through the eyes of the first explorers who had found the ancient city. At the southern corner of the plaza, the crumbling rocks of Tem
  • Biotopo El Zotz-San Miguel La Palotada
    Completely un-restored and barely excavated, El Zotz is a Mayan archeological site, located thirty kilometers (19 mi.) west of Tikal. An important Classical Maya city, El Zotz was never ruled by Tikal, despite its proximity. Rather, inscriptions at the site point to a connection with El Perú in th
  • Parque Archaeológico Kaminaljuyú
    Before Guatemala City was ever built in the Valley of the Hermitage, there existed the ancient Mayan city of Kaminaljuyú. Kaminaljuyú, which means ‘Hill of the Dead' in Quiché was origina
  • El Baúl Hilltop
    This site with a glorious half-buried giant head and a clearly preserved monument is popular with descendents of the Pipil who come to honor their ancestors and their Gods in the old ways. At the weekend, it is possible to see a ceremony taking place but it is more common to find th
  • Zaculeu
    Zaculeu lies just 4km west of Huehuetenango's central plaza. In October 1525, the historical Mam ceremonial site fell to Spanish conquistador Gonzalo de Alvarado after a two month siege. Dating as far back as the ear
  • Overview Activities
    El Remate is a good starting point for exploring Tikal and other archeological sites such as Ixlu and Yaxha. Other tours and activities available include the visit of Biotopo Cerro Cahui, bird watching, horseback riding, kayaking and cycling.
  • Bocas Del Polochic
    If you really want to get away from it all, get back to nature and see a unique part of Guatemala, El Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bocas del Polochic (RVSBP) nature reserve is a beautiful choice. The 207.6 kilometers² (20,760 hectares) refuge is home to more than 250 species of bird, 39 species of
  • Parque Zoológico
    Inaugurated on 26 December 1956, this small zoo is a favorite place for Guatemalan families during the weekend. There are a few monkeys, coyotes, raccoons, deer, sheep and birds in small cages. And there is a playground for the kids.
  • Cumanchúm / Tojcunenchén
    Taking the track which climbs up behind the church will lead you to the ceremonial site of Tojcunenchén. There are only a few grassy mounds here but it is still used for traditional Maya rituals and you will no doubt find incense and evidence of sacrificed animals around about. It is a pretty plac
  • Holistic Treatments, Massages And Courses
    This is one of the few places where you can choose a place on the basis that it â??felt rightâ? and no-one will blink twice. The choice is astounding. Chakra balancing, crystal healing, shiatsu, past-life regression, emotional freedom technique, reiki, acupuncture, Indian Head M
  • Las Pirámides Meditation Centre
    The epitome of peace and contemplation, Las Pirámides has a vision to â??light the worldâ?. The courses here are designed to initiate and reconnect people with their spiritual path, to help them find balance and harmony through the study of philosophy and alternative psychology
  • Therapy Center - Flower House
    Intimate and uplifting, Flower House has three treatment rooms set around a sun-drenched courtyard full of flowers and crystals. Teachings flow from a wide variety of disciplines to promote healing, release negative energy and assist the acquisition of knowledge in a supportive and
  • San Marcos Holistic Center
    One of the oldest centers in town, San Marcos Holistic Center is also one of the biggest. The practitioners here draw on a wealth of experience in many types of massage and holistic therapies to help heal the whole body instead of just treating the problem. Treatments start from $27
  • Mayan Sauna
    You can try a traditional Mayan sauna, or temazcal, at the Academia de Español y Mam Hispanomaya or the Casa Familiar. These are small stone-built or adobe structures, called a chuj, which you crawl into and sweat out any impurities. Wooden fires with stones onto which water, sometimes with her
  • New Sensation Salsa Studio
    Salsa dancing is thrilling and flamboyant but most of all, it's just damn good fun. No co-ordination required, that's what the teachers are for. New Sensation has top-notch, free workshops at 5 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday that teach the basics and leave you wanting more. Afterward, professional one-o
  • Iglesia San Miguel De Capuchinas
    This beautiful church features neoclassic Baroque influences and altars with wooden carvings and stunning gold detail. The church has been around since 1789 and is been restored in various parts over the years. Something that sets San Miguel apart from other churches is the presence of several oil p
  • Iglesia De Santo Domingo
    One of the largest churches in the capital's historic center, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo also has its own quiet park-like Atreus. The church was built in a neoclassical style and features several images of the Virgin of the Rosary. Its main festival is held in October and is accompanied by a popul
  • Iglesia Yurrita
    This church was built by Felipe Yurrita in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows and combines neo-Gothic elements with other more modern styles that inspired the architect at the time. The structure is dominated by a 30 meter tower that houses valuable treasures, such as splendid stained glass representatio

  • Antigua Cooking School
    If you enjoy cooking, and eating, why not have a go at re-creating some Guatemalan culinary traditions at the Antigua Cooking School. The menu changes daily so choose the day which suits your tastes (see website). Dishes include subanik, tamales colorados and, pepián. Instructors are bilingual Spa
  • Iglesia de la Merced
    A good site to visit if you have a spare 10 minutes, La Merced stands out from other Antigua churches for its impressive bright yellow and white latticed facade. Inside is basic by comparison. For less than a dollar you can also enter the peaceful ruined cloisters next door, with a pretty tiered fou
  • La Aurora Zoo
    La Aurora Zoo is the largest in Guatemala and one of the best in Central America. It was established in 1924 and is home to various animal and plant species. Its most popular attraction for years was the elephant ‘Mocosita' but he died in 2008. Now crowds flock to see his replacement ‘Bom
  • Volcano Climbing
    There are many volcanoes to climb from Xela and the variety will please hikers at all levels. Volcano Tajumulco (4220m) is the highest point in Central America and is a challenging two day-trip from Xela. On the first day, you'll travel by bus to the starting point Huitan and walk about 5 hours to g
  • Kayaking in Guatemala
    Some of the most incredible flat water kayaking adventures can be found here in Guatemala. Whether paddling through rainforests along the Rio Dulce to the Caribbean coast, or Sea Kayaking through mangroves near the Pacific coast surrounded by birdlife, or kayaking on the waters of a volcano encircle
  • Temple Minerva
    Outside the Zoo and in the middle of 4 Calle stands the Temple Minerva. It was built in 1900 by the dictator Estrada Cabrera, to honor the Roman goddess Minerva. In Roman legend, she was born, fully grown and armed to the teeth, from the forehead of Jupiter. Associated with wisdom, commerce and prog
  • Teatro Municipal
    At the northeast of Parque Central, the theater was built in 1894 by the architect Enrique Jones. On 19 July 1895, General Justo Rufino Barrios celebrated the completion of the Municipal Theater. But during the earthquake of 1902, it suffered serious damage, to the extent that the Official Commissio
  • Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apóstol
    The Iglesia Parroquial Santiago Apóstol is one of the most magnificent churches in the Lago de Atitlán area. The structure was constructed during a nine-year span between 1572 and 1581. There are three altarpieces that represent the three volcanoes that tower over the village. Also inside th
  • Tour Around The Atitlan Lake
    amazing and enjoing beautifull atitlan lake knowing the different village see differents clothes them used daily, them history is very interesting this places walking between the maya people in Guatemala. We offer this service with proffesional tourguide in Guatemala olso offer bike tour, kayak
  • Plaza Berlin
    This small plaza offers beautiful views of the city and acknowledges the fact the presence of a small German community in the city. Its main attraction is a genuine piece of the infamous Berlin Wall that was brought to Guatemala City by a small group of Germans that lived in the capital. There is a
  • Plazuela España
    This square is a tribute to the historical, social and cultural bonds that exist between Spain and Guatemala. The main attraction is the central fountain dedicated to King Charles III, who established Guatemala and its boundaries when the count
  • Plaza Estado De Israel
    This small plaza is instantly recognizable thanks to the giant star of David that adorns it. The square is used for Israeli celebrations and symbolizes the sturdy bond that exists between Guatemala and Israel. It was recently renovated by the l
  • Nuestra Señora de la Merced, Church and Convent
    Most visitors would be content with a look at the dazzling yellow and white exterior but Baroque church lovers should take a peek inside as well. Keep an eye out for cute stucco berries. The convent next door requests a token payment. Also built in 1548 and subject to the usual run of earthquakes, l
  • San Francisco El Grande Church
    For church and ruin addicts, beautiful San Francisco El Grande is a must. Those who aren't fans of crumbling stone can relax on the grassy slopes among the ruins. Chill out with a book or picnic with the kids. There is a museum dedicated to Saint Hermano Pedro and his tomb rests in a private chapel.
  • Cycling
    Cycling is a great way to discover the surroundings of Xela if you're not afraid of dusty, bumpy roads. You can go to Zunil and Fuentes Georginas, Los Vahos or Salcaja and San Andres Xecul in a day trip. More adventurous travelers can go to the Pacific Coast or to Lago Atitlan on a multi-day trip. V
  • Biking Tours
    Popular among outdoor lovers, biking tours are a rewarding way to see the countryside. Several tour operators offer easy ‘Sip and Ride' tours, visiting coffee plantations, textile villages and Mayan Music Museum K'ojom. Thrill-seekers can bike to Almolonga Valley or Volcán de Agua, where chall
  • Jardín Botánico Y Restaurante Ecológico El Hibiscus
    The Hibiscus garden and restaurant, at Km 284 on the CA-9 highway before you arrive at Puerto Barrios, is a peaceful place to stop for a meal and an opportunity to shop for gifts, learn about Guatemalan textiles at the Museo del Traje Típico Contemporáneo as well as pick up travel and tour info
  • Palacio Nacional de la Cultura
    Every day, except Sunday, 30-minute guided tours of the former presidential palace are available. This National Palace, built by prisoners during the despotic reign of dictator Jorge Ubico, is a fascinating blend of colonial, neoclassical and indigenous elements including stain glass windows and mur
  • Palacio De Correos
    Built Between 1937 and 1940 by President Jorge Ubico, Guatemala City's post office is great example of colonial style architecture. It was constructed around the same time as the National Palace
  • Las Capuchinas
    This place looks like nothing from the outside and although good for a ruins aficionado it is not worth the fee if you only have a passing interest. Founded by five Spanish nuns the building was completed in 1736 and consists of a circle of 18 small stone rooms, or cells, set behind a bland-looking
  • Iglesia y Convento de Santa Clara
    An impressive archway front to this ruin, in which painted statues depict religious scenes, hides a large courtyard inside with neatly manicured gardens. The convent was founded in 1699 by six nuns, but the first building was totally destroyed by an earthquake in 1717. The present building was built
  • Tipografia Nacional
    The Tipografia Nacional was founded in 1894 for the purpose of producing and printing official texts and educational materials. Several earthquakes destroyed the original site and the organization was eventually moved to its current location. The new building, featuring neo-colonial architecture wa
  • Parque Central
    At the heart of Huehuetenango is the parque central. Carefully tended gardens surround an old colonial era fountain, making this park one of the country's prettier central pl
  • Inside Guatemala: Zona 10, “the Lively Zone”
    Zonas 9 and 10 are separated by a broad, tree-lined boulevard called Avenida Reforma. Here, you will find some of the best hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs in all of Guatemala. Zona 10, also known as Zona Viva or “the lively zone” is the most cosmopolitan district in Guatem

  • Museo Raúl Vásquez
    Museo Raúl Vásquez hs a weird mix of figures from Guatemalan folklore on display in the same place as statues of Jesus Christ and other religious figures. There are some interesting watercolor paintings that hang on the walls as well.
  • Proyecto El Sitio
    Proyecto El Sitio is located two blocks west of the Central Square. The gallery hosts a variety of art expos, performing arts, concerts and movies for evening entertainment. For the musically inclined, they offer guitar and harp lessons. Classes are held during the week and on weekends; prices rang
  • Río Sarstún
    Serving as the natural border between Guatemala and Belize, Río Sarstun is a nationally protected area managed by FUNDAECO, an environmental NGO, and home to a number of local families, a visitor's center (where guests can stay overnight) and a great place to experience nature at its best. Th
  • Beaches
    Despite being on the Caribbean coast, the beaches in Livingston are not the greatest. They are quite narrow and a poor gray color so you will need to take tour to Playa Blanca, Punta Manabique or the cayes in Belize to find anything like the photos in tourist brochures. However, the Playa Capit
  • Green Bay Hotel
    If you are looking for a private beach retreat near Puerto Santo Tomás De Castilla, the 50-room Green Bay Hotel is perfect option. From the outside, the thatched
  • Punta De Palma
    Also nearby Puerto Santo Tomás De Castilla is Punta de Palma beach, a popular local spot for weekend getaways along the coast. The beach is not very large, and all that is in the area are a few tiny refreshment stands, so if you are really looking to hit the sand you would be better to
  • Zapotillo Cayes
    If you have a day to spare while in Livingston, but not the time to go to Belize itself, a trip to the Zapotillo Cayes, part of the Belize barrier Reef, is well worth the money ($50 plus $10 entry fee). Depending on the sea condition the journey out can take between one and two hours and once t
  • Parque Centenario
    Parque Centenario is where the old National Palace once stood and where Guatemala's government used to convene. It is here that Central America's independence from Spain was signed in 1821. The park has now been renovated, but retains an old theatre like structure with great acoustics where free ar
  • Nightclub - Playa Club
    Johnny's Place kicks it up with their own nightclub, open on the weekends. Here you can dance on the tables to an eclectic mix of pumping dance oldies and modern Latino pop. When tired of that, there is a lounging area for chatting or just watching the flow. You are more likely to find tourists her
  • Centro Cultural Metropolitano
    Located in a historic old postal building in the heart of Guatemala City's historical district, this centre hosts exhibitions, plays, musical performances and dance recitals. The centre is part o
  • Walking tour
    If you have only one day to see Antigua, INGUAT (the national institution in charge of tourism) suggests a four-hour walking tour of the city. You can pick up a map with the suggested tour at INGUAT's office on 4 Calle Oriente No.10. The tour's itinerary will
  • Avenida La Reforma
    Built in 1897, Avenida La Reforma was inspired by the Champs Elysees in Paris, with Guatemala City's upper classes in mind. It is currently the main access point for zones 9, 10, 13 and 14, and visitors can enjoy a leisurely carriage ride down the Avenue. Like the Torre del Reformador, which was al
  • Zona Viva
    Zona Viva is located mainly in Zone 10 but also includes parts of surrounding zones 9, 13 and 14. The area is popular with tourists due to a wide range of restaurants, services and night clubs, hotels, casinos and malls. Zona Viva is also considered one of the safer parts of Guatemala City. The pla
  • Salsa Dreams Dance Studio
    Put your best foot forward and attempt to learn the seductive dance of salsa at Salsa Dreams Dance Studio, located in the Central American Art Gallery. Open daily (10 am - 7pm) classes are available by appointment for individuals, couples and groups. Professional instructors are English-speaking, en
  • Nightclub - El Kaiman
    El Kaiman is where the Guatemalans come to bump and grind. A large open-air dance floor is packed with sweating bodies dancing to Latino pop music. From here revelers spill out onto the beach front to cool down or take the edge off any hunger pangs at the grilled meat stand. Open on
  • Mayan Ceremonies
    Mayan religious ceremonies are conducted throughout the year in Santiago Atitlán due to the belief that these practices ensure the sun, stars, moon and planets continue to follow their correct paths. According to legend, if man does not do each ceremony correctly at the appropriate time, the cy

  • Mountain Biking
    Various places rent bicycles for $2/3.50/4.50 for two/four/twenty four hours with a $30 deposit. The road that circles Lake Peten Itza is excellent for a mountain bike ride. You can also cycle to Biotopo Cerro Cahui or Ixlu.
  • Kayaking
    Renting a kayak or canoe to discover the lake is one of the most popular activities in El Remate. Any hotel can arrange it for you and rates run around $2-4/hour and $10/day. Ask at Casa Mobego and Casa Dona Tonita.
  • El Pico De Cielo
    El Pico de Cielo is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level. Early in the morning we leave from the hotel to reach the top of this mountain. On the pass you will enjoy listening birds, amazing views of the lake and volcanoes like: volcano Pacaya, Acatenango and El volcan de Agua. Also
  • Adventure Travel
    From rock climbing to bungee jumping, travelers in Guatemala will have no problems finding activities that will keep their heats pumping and their blood flowing. While rock climbing doesn't have an especially long tradition in the area, the popularity of the sport is growing and the climbing commun

  • Reserva Natural Atitlán
    This popular reserve found on the grounds of a former coffee farm is located slightly outside of town, about 10 minutes walking from Panajachel (take the road to Sololá and after the first climb take a left down the valley of San Buenaventura. Follow the road and signs for 800 meters). On site
  • Volcán De Quetzaltepeque
    This little-visited volcano, probably due to not being located close to other groups of volcanoes, is an interesting climb (plenty of interesting flora on the way, such as sweet gum trees) and is not too strenuous (taking about one hour 30 minutes). However, it is quite easy to get lost as the
  • Ipala Volcano, Crater Lake And Cueva De La Leona
    The scenery en route between Jalapa and Chiquimula, whether you take the back road-short cut via San Luis Jilotepeque or the longer route via Progresso and Agua Blanca, is just spectacular. The sun and heat is countered by the lush sub tropical mounds, which just seem to sprout up out of the valley
  • Volcán Cruz Quemado / Tecuamburro
    Tecuamburro is a dormant volcanic complex consisting of three peaks, Cerro La Soledad (1,845m), Cerro Peña Blanca (1,850m), and Cerro de Miraflores (1,945m). Out of the three, Cerro La Soledad is the easiest to climb with a better trail, great views and places for camping below it,
  • Santa Maria
    Climbing Santa Maria (3772 m) can be easily done from Xela. You can start walking at the village Llanos del Pinal, 5 km south of Xela. The trip to the summit takes about four hours. The last 20 minutes are quite steep, but, once at the top, you'll have a beautiful view of the volcanoes around Xela.
  • Other Hiking Around Antigua
    If you're not interested in hiking up volcanoes, but still want to do some exploration around Antigua, there are a few options. The first, and most popular, is located right in town. The Hill of the Cross might be considered more of a walk than a hike but with several steep stairs that lead to the
  • Finca Santa Margarita

    Cobán is home to the best coffee in Guatemala. Set up by one of the region's pioneering German coffee planters, Erwin Paul Dieseldorff, this working coffee farm brings you behind the scenes of coffee-making. The informative 45-minute tour by the bilingual guide walks you through

  • El Golfete
    Upriver from Livingston there is a place where very hot sulphurous water flows into the Río Dulce. The public boats going between Río Dulce and Livingston normally stop here for 10 minutes or so; you can dip your toes in the water where a jetty and café have been built. After passing through th
  • Quiriguá
    The town of Quiriguá is small and unremarkable. The only reason to come by here is perhaps to pick up transport or pass some time after visiting the ruins and before moving on - it is a three-kilometer (1.9 miles) walk back along the road from the ruins and then you follow the
  • Overview
    As Cobán serves as a jumping-off point for most visitors to the region, few actually stay and explore the town. Those who do, however, might find Cobán an intriguing and diverse place to visit. Exploring the city can be relaxing and simple. Visit the town's remarkable Mayan museum, or climb the st
  • Parque Natural Canopy Calderas
    This privately owned reserve is situated right on the slopes of Pacaya volcano, just three kilometers from San Francisco de Salas. Open from 8a.m.-6p.m. daily, admission is $10 and you are free to explore volcanic caldera, the rainforest and the picturesque lagoon. Once inside, visitors can also pa
  • Climbing Volcán De Fuego
    At 3,763 meters (12,346 ft), Volcán de Fuego is considered to be a more strenuous climb that its neighbors and is the highest active volcano in Guatemala. It is named for its consistent activity and has been spewing lava off and on, at a low levels, for decades. Fuego has erupted more than 60 times
  • Climbing Volcán De Agua
    Volcán de Agua (3,760 m/12,335 ft), located just south of Antigua is genuinely considered to be the least challenging of the four assents in the area. Unlike it neighbor Volcán Fuego, this volcano has lain dormant for the past 500 years. Starting at the village of Santa Maria de Jesus, the
  • Volcano Climbing
    With four volcanoes to hike, Antigua is a wonderful place for hikers. Each of the volcanoes is within 25k meters/15.5 miles of the town, which makes Antigua a natural base for those wanting to ascend one, or all four, of the peaks. From amazing views, freshly exposed lava, or challenging climbs, eac
  • El Boquerón
    Although the spectacular cliff faces of El Boquerón tower an impressive 250 meters (820 ft) above the Río Sauce, the canyon is completely hidden from view as you pass by it only 500 meters (1640 ft) away on the road to El Estor. Indeed, the only way to access the canyon is by boat. In El Estor yo
  • Hiking In And Around Todos Santos
    When you find yourself in Todos Santos. The Internet café by the Hotelito Todos Santos Inn is an informal tourist information point and from there you can organize guided hikes for about $15 per person, or less if you're in a group. The Swiss husband of the woman who runs Casa Familiar and the wom
  • Mirador Cerro de la Cruz
    If you follow the paths leading from behind the Calvario up the Cerro de la Cruz for 30 to 45 minutes, you will reach the mirador atop the mountain, at 1260m, and from there, be offered a 180-degrees view of the valley of Salamá. There is a small chapel and cross there, and May 3 sees celebrations
  • La Basilica
    The Esquipulas basilica was voted by Guatemaltecos as being the premier wonder of Guatamala (according to survey by Banco Industrial) and it certainly pulls in the crowds. As the center piece of the town, its gleaming white façade is very impressive. Inside, the air is heavy
  • Cerro San Gil
    One popular excursion from Puerto Santo Tomás de Castilla is to a rainforest park that centers around Cerro San Gil mountain. The preserved area is home to more than 350 species of birds, as well as jaguars and other mammals. In the park is also Río Las Escobas, where you can s
  • Horseback Riding
    Finca Ixobel organize horseback riding tours leading you through a scenic and refreshing pine forest. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, they have a horse for you. They offer a 2-hour trip ($15/person), an all day trek ($30/person including lunch and drink) and an overnight trek ($60/person w
  • Horseback Riding
    Many hotels can book you a five hour horseback riding tour to Ixlu and Lagoon Salpeten for $20/person. Palomino Ranch hotel, on the road to the biotope, also offers horseback riding tours for $20/person and riding classes for $5/hour.
  • San Juan Acul
  • Horseback Riding
    Saddle up for a horseback adventure in the Quetzaltenango valley. Feel the magic of freedom and infinite space, the intense blue of the sky, the vertigo of the ravines with carpets of crops on the bottom and the surprise of the locals while riding through the fields and the indigenous villages. You
  • Hoseback Riding in Antigua
    Visit some of the beautiful surrounding countryside by horseback. Ride along the foothills of the Agua volcano overlooking Antigua, with stunning views of the volcanoes, mountains and valley. Two stables offer horseback riding in Antigua, Centro Cultural La Azotea in Jocotenango and Ravenscroft Ridi
  • K'umarkaaj
    The ruins of K'umarkaaj, or ‘Place of Reeds', the ancient Mayan capital renamed Utatlán by the Spanish, are the main draw for tourists stopping off in Santa Cruz del Quiché, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 mi) away. Covering 120,000 meters² (1,300,000 ft²) and surrounded by deep ravines that once
  • Mixco Viejo Ruins
    The capital city of the Chojoma Maya, Mixco Viejo, fell to Pedro de Alvarado's Spanish conquistadors in 1525 after a three-month siege. The city was once home to about 10,000 Maya, and was fortified by both large stone walls and its location in a steep ravine. It was established in the 12th century
  • El Mirador
    El Mirador is a massive Mayan city found in the far north of El Petén, just four kilometers below the Mexican border. The city is home to some of the most fascinating structures of the Mayan empire, including one of the tallest pyramids in all of Mayan civilization, La Danta Complex, which towers t
  • Ak'Tun Kan Caves
    If you don't have time to visit the caves in Alta Verapaz or south of Petén, you might want to visit the Ak'Tun Kan Caves, two kilometers north of Flores. You'll crawl yourself through the earth's belly in order to observe curious figures sculpted by nature. In the Mayan language, the name means â
  • El Salto De Chilascó
    El Salto de Chilascó is what attracts hundreds of visitors to San Rafael Chilascó every year. This spectacular waterfall towers at some 130 meters, and is regarded by many as the highest waterfall in all of Ce
  • Nakbé
    Nakbé lies about 13 km (8 miles) south of El Mirador and is connected to it (and other smaller cities) by a causeway. The ancient city was founded around 1000 B.C., earlier than El Mirador, and its downfall occurred around the same time as its larger counterpart. It is almost equally difficult to
  • Topoxte

    The ruins are on an island of the same name on Lake Yaxha. It is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site and was occupied by local elites from the Middle Pre-classic Period as the capital of the Ko'woj Maya. Topoxte, meaning "seed of the Ramon tree," which was an important compo

  • Torre Del Reformador
    This 70 meter high tower of galvanized iron was inspired by the iconic Eiffel Tower and is used as a point of reference for those exploring Guatemala City. It was built in honor of General Justo
  • Maoa En Relieve
    This is basically a giant map of Guatemala that shows its geography and political organization by department. Spanning some 2,000 square meters on a scale of 1 meter per 10,000, visitors can view various parts of the map from a series of platforms. The map was built by engineer Francisco Vela back
  • Cerrito Del Carmen
    This was the first temple to be built in the Valley of the Hermitage and back in 1620 it was regarded as Guatemala's capital. Built on a hill, the temple enjoys a magnificent view of the city and many say the hill was once the site of an ancient Mayan pyramid. It hosts painting classes and musicians
  • Hertz Rent A Car
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