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  • Location: In Central America surrounded by Mexico to its west and north, Belize and Caribbean Sea to its east, Honduras to its east and south east, Pacific Ocean to its south
  • Capital city: Guatemala City
  • Language/s: Spanish, Mayan
  • Currency: Quetzal
  • Time Zone: UTC — 6
  • ISD Code: 502

Guatemala is a mesmerizing country with remnants of Maya civilization spread all over the country. Guatemala in Central America is a place where life is never monotonous. Visitors traveling to Guatemala become so entranced by this place that they either stay back or return repeatedly. The surprises are too many to resist.

The gorgeous town of Antigua cradled between three volcanoes attracts thousands of Spanish speaking visitors and students every year. Nebaj and Lago de Izabal in Cuchumatanes Mountain are idle villages with Mayan remains. Lake Lago de Atitlan formed by volcano peaks is the biggest attraction of Guatemala. Discover Hispanic traditions and rituals in Chichicastenango town. Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa is another remarkable town providing glimpses of Pipil traditions as testified by relief scenes and stone heads. The country's best preserved Mayan carvings are found in Copan and Quirigua.


Experience the thrill of exploring the jungle-fringed lagoon in Laguna Lachua, and the limestone pools and bat filled caves of Grutas de Lanquin and Semuc Champey. A river trip in the jungles of Piedras Negras is an adventurous experience. Relax and rejuvenate in the idle beach town of Tilapita, after such an eventful vacation in Guatemala.

When to Visit Guatemala

Guatemala might be visited any time of the year, though December to April is the peak tourist season.

Travel to Guatemala

Aeropuerto La Aurora in Guatemala City is the principal international airport, while Flores is another international gateway. Guatemala is well connected to US cities and other Central American nations. Guatemala is reachable by boats from Belize and Honduras. River routes connect Guatemala to Mexico. Bus services operate between Guatemala and its adjoining countries regularly.


 

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