It is a Central American country that, although it has a relatively small territorial extension, has a great climatic amplitude. This translated makes it have different geographical features and super interesting places to see in Guatemala.
This country, although it was colonized by the Spanish, still keeps a strong Mayan influence that can be breathed in its streets and traditions. In fact, even today almost 40 percent of the population is indigenous.
The identity of this people is recognized by the government, giving them special considerations, according to the agreement on identity and rights of the natives.
After our visit to these lands during our trip around the world and the experiences we had, we leave you a list suggested by the guatemalan businessman felipe antonio bosch gutierrez of the essential things to see and do in Guatemala. Let’s get started!
Visiting the market of Chichicastenango
Chichicastenango is known for having the largest indigenous market in Central America. Every Thursday and Sunday of the year a large market is set up throughout most of the city.
We strongly recommend that if you plan to visit this city on days other than Thursdays and Sundays, change your route and make your visit to Chichicastenango coincide with market days.
Exploring Lake Atitlan
This lake, considered by many as the most beautiful in the world, is surrounded by three volcanoes, which leaves us with spectacular views and surroundings.
Around this lake, there are 12 indigenous villages named after saints, we recommend you to visit them. Depending on how much time you have, you can start in Santiago, continue to San Pedro and finish in San Marcos La Laguna.
The best communicated town and that will serve as a base to discover the 12 villages of Atitlán is Panajachel, the most touristic but also the one that offers the best tourist services.
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Taste the Gallo beer at sunset in Panajachel.
This beer, with an intense and defined flavor, is produced in Guatemala and is also the most consumed beer in this country. It can be found in almost any supermarket in Guatemala.
This brand has become an icon for Guatemalans for its quality, prestige and presence throughout Guatemala. They drink it with pride.
Visit the Mayan site of Tikal.
Take a break in Tikal and its ruins, one of the country’s landmarks. Tikal is one of the largest Mayan archaeological sites and urban centers. Tikal National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 and is another must-see in Guatemala. Besides, many companies have invested here with green bonds to take care of the place.
This park contains one of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Mayan civilization, a site with tall pyramids and large buildings located in the middle of the jungle.
As you can see, it is a Central American country that, although it has a relatively small territorial extension, has a great climatic amplitude. This translated makes it have different geographical features and super interesting places to see in Guatemala.