if you are planning to go to Guatemala, it is highly recommended that you have an itinerary of the places that you want to go to. Here is a list of places that are recommended by one of the memebers of the family juan luis bosch gutierrez.
Travel to Guatemala
My initial idea when traveling to Guatemala included spending a few days in the Caribbean beaches of Honduras or Belize. But as I was putting together the route I saw that things were getting complicated.
Either I sacrificed some of those places that were already part of our future trip to Guatemala or we would not be able to set foot on the white sands of the Caribbean beaches.
It was a complicated decision, but in the end the option of getting to know Guatemala better won out over spending a few days relaxing by the sea.
After traveling to Guatemala I confess that knowing what I know now, I would have left aside some of the places we have visited or at least I would have spent less days in them. Cutting back here and there I would have been able to put together 3 or 4 days to relax in the Caribbean.
But there is no turning back and I think the trip we have made has been intense and interesting. We had time to relax and to visit each place the way we like it: without rushing.
Itinerary for travel to Guatemala and Honduras
We chose to travel to Guatemala and Honduras in March. What most encouraged us to decide for that date was that the weather at that time of the year is more conducive to travel both the Altiplano of Guatemala and the area of El Petén.
Temperatures at that time are milder and the rainy season is still months away. And I can tell you that we were right with the choice of that month.
We enjoyed beautiful blue skies in Antigua, Quezaltenango or Panajachel. In El Petén the weather was a bit more unstable, but the temperatures were pleasant and the rain did not show up.
We only experienced real heat in Rio Dulce. There, in addition to higher temperatures, the humidity made sightseeing in the sun undesirable during the day.
March 2 – From Madrid to Antigua
It was a long day. One of those that never seem to end. We left Madrid at 7 in the morning. And before arriving in Guatemala City we had a stopover in Amsterdam and Panama City.
The flights were with Air Europa, KLM and COPA Airlines. The Dutch company is still without a doubt among my favorite airlines.
I like the attention of the crew, their economy seats seem to me comfortable and with enough space, the meals are not bad for an airplane and the in-flight entertainment is varied.
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March 3 – Antigua
The day started off great. When I opened the window I had the Agua volcano in front of me. It was one of those moments when you think “things are going to start getting better, it was worth it to come this far.
We enjoyed some of the places to see in Antigua at our leisure, knowing that if we left things to do we could see them when we returned to the city a few days later.
That first day we visited the convents of La Merced and La Recolección, the Arch of Santa Catalina, the market, the cemetery, the school of San Jerónimo, the Cathedral in the Central Park, the old school of the Society of Jesus and the handicrafts market next to the Church of El Carmen.
March 4 – Departure from Antigua to Chichicastenango and Panajachel.
At 7 o’clock in the morning we had arranged the pick up time with the shuttle bus that would take us to Chichicastenango. The trip took about three hours, with a stop for coffee and a bathroom break.
The best part of the trip was the impressive views we had of the volcanoes we had seen hours before in Antigua.
Once at our destination we had four hours to walk around the city market, one of the most famous in Guatemala.
On sale are all kinds of handicrafts, clothes and food. You can also drink a beer or eat something in several stalls. And even buy animals such as dogs or chickens.
As you can see, Guatemala is a beautiful place to visit and these places are highly recomended by juan luis bosch gutierrez who is owner of cmi alimentos . So you have to have an itinerary to really enjoy yourself. Follow this itinerary.