Guatemala has it all! Colonial cities, where you can stroll around for days. Indigenous villages and markets where people walk around in colorful traditional costumes. But also fascinating Maya cities, located deep in the jungle, A Pacific and Caribbean coast, breathtaking lakes and many active volcanoes! In this article you’ll find the best things to do in Guatemala. Besides the highlights in Guatemala, I am also sharing travel tips for off the beaten track destinations, gastronomic and cultural experiences. Including a special section about hotels, best traveling time and safety.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaLake Atitlan
Lago de Atitlan is one of the most beautiful destinations in Guatemala. The lake is surrounded by three mighty volcanoes and small villages, each with its own vibe and characteristics. You can enjoy yourself for days around Lake Atitlan. By navigating from village to village, learning more about local art, taking walks to viewpoints and climbing volcanoes. In this Lake Atitlan travel guide, I will tell you everything you want to know, including useful tips for the best things to do.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaLanquin | Semuc Champey
Lanquin is a little mountain town in the province of Alta Verapaz. A visit to Lanquin is something you simply can’t miss. It is your gateway to one of the most stunning environments, such as Semuc Champey, viewpoints overlooking a lush jungle, adventurous caves with thousands of bats and opportunities for tubing and rafting. Find everything you want to know about what to do in Lanquin, the caves and Semuc Champey, including tips for hotels and best time to visit.
- AntiguaCentral AmericaDestinationsGuatemala
Antigua is one of the most beautiful cities in Guatemala. You can stroll around for days, enjoy the views, visit museums, shop in fancy boutique stores and eat in great restaurants. And the surrounding area is also worth exploring with volcano hikes and villages. This is a list with the best things to do in the beautiful city and surroundings of Antigua Guatemala.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaHotels
Like any other country, Guatemala has a large amount of beautiful hotels. When I travel by myself, I always look out smaller scale hotels with beautiful interiors, a nice atmosphere and a convenient location. In addition, I like to support the locals and love a sustainable approach around a hotel. In this article I will tell you more about my favorite places to stay in Guatemala, sorted by city and region.
- Acatenango volcanoAdventureCentral AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaHiking
Have you ever seen smoke and red lava coming out of an volcano, just in front of you? From Antigua Guatemala you can book a once in a lifetime experience: the Acatenango volcano hike. A two-day trek where you hike to the top of the Acatenango volcano and spend the night in a tent along the way. From the top you can look straight out over the surrounding volcanoes Agua, Pacaya and Fuego, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. In this article you will read everything you want to know about hiking the Acatenango Volcano, including useful tips and a packing list.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaItineraries
Guatemala is a country, you can explore for weeks. But what if you only have one week in Guatemala? What should you include in your trip? This is my Guatemala itinerary for 7 days, with some amazing highlights, tips and information about traveling time and transportation. Including a special section if you are coming or continuing your journey to Mexico.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaItineraries
Guatemala is a country that you can explore for weeks. But what if you only have 10 days in Guatemala? What should you include in your Guatemala itinerary? This is my Guatemala itinerary for 10 days, with some amazing highlights, tips and information about traveling time and transportation. Including a special section if you are coming or continuing your journey to Mexico.
- Archaeological SitesCentral AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaTikal
Tikal is one of Guatemala’s most visited destinations. Due to its mysterious atmosphere and amazing location in the dense jungle, it is one of the most impressive archaeological Maya sites. A visit to Tikal National Park is an unforgettable experience where you will learn more about the fascinating Maya history and enjoy the beautiful jungle environment around you with countless monkeys, coatis, butterflies and species of birds. Read more about a trip to Tikal, including the highlights, lots of useful tips for a day tour, how to visit and where to stay.
- Central AmericaDestinationsGuatemalaHotelsTikal
Francis Ford Coppola! I am sure you have heard about this famous movie director. And otherwise I am sure you know one of his legendary movies, such as the Godfather and Apocalypse Now. But did you know Francis Ford Coppola owns beautiful lodges around the world, where you can actually stay and spend the night? In Belize, Argentina, Italy and Guatemala. In this article you’ll read more about my stay at La Lancha lodge in Guatemala.