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Guatemala is a country full of adventures. Wether you are visiting the cities, markets or the famous Mayan Ruins you are up for an unforgettable experience!
Here you can find a variety of places to visit, it all depends if you are interested in cultural travel or off the beaten path hideouts.
If you are interested in cultural travel, Guatemala is the place to visit, as it has Mayan heritage in various spots around the country.
Tikal is one of the most popular sites in Guatemala, as well as considered a very spiritual monument. Coverint the soaring pyramids, it's the mysterious jungle which around 600 B.C. used to be a great metropolis of the Mayan Empire, which included palaces, ball courts, terraces, plazas, ceremonial platforms, etc.
Tikal is also known for the rich flora and fauna surrounding and the delightful little town Flores, which is 30 minutes from the national park and gives travelers the opportunity to be close and explore the area.
Guatemala also offers beautiful villages and cities which are worthwhile visiting.
Coban is known for its weatlhy flora and fauna including orquids and quetzales, which are the national flower and bird of the country.It is an enchanting small city, built between numerous forest, lakes and caves, which makes it a wonderland for any adventure traveler!
Another beautiful town is Chichicastenango where sounds, smells, colors and culture are prominent. It is located 2 hours form Guatemala City and it has the famous Saturday Market where natives sell their handcrafts, textiles and foods attracting hundreds of locals form other nearby towns, Guatemala City and of course tourists. Moreover, you can also find the 400 year old Santo Tomas church, where shamans still go to light candles and do rituals for the Gods.
"Pana" (Panajachel) as known by locals, offers a great scenic view of the three volcanoes and Lake Altitlan. It is also the access to visit the other three small towns around Lake Altitlan which are Santiago Altitlan, Santa Catarina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo.
Panajachel was once used as a missionary town by the Spanish when trying to convert the natives into Catholicism. They built a church and a monastery which still stands.
Antigua is just one hour away from Guatemala City and offers a great variety of colonial history in its arquitecture, art galleries, films anc cultural activities in general.
Antigua is one of the most visited places in Guatemala by tourists as it offers more than 30 antique monasteries, convents and cathedrals at the same time as being surrounded by the glorious Guatemalan jungle and of course the three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango.
In conclusion, Guatemala has something for every interest and we guarantee you will never be bored in a place like this!