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Guatemala Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Guatemala

To go on a trip to Guatemala, is to embark on a unique discovery of Central America. A really authentic trip far removed from the mass tourism of neighbouring Mexico.

  • 1.
    Meeting the Garifuna
  • 2.
    Do your shopping on superb markets
  • 3.
    Sail on lake Atitlan, the most beautiful one in the world
  • 4.
    Visit Tikal, a masterpiece of Mayan culture
  • 5.
    Discover the authentic Central America

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Is this the destination for you?

If you dream of discovering a Central America which is off the beaten tracks, then you mustvisit Guatemala. If you only travel with a certain level of comfort, choose another destination.

You should go if

  • You want to discover the heart of Mayan civilisation
  • You want to see the most beautiful lake in the world
  • You want to have an authentic trip and meet a lovely, welcoming population
  • You love the beauty of a colonial town
  • You dream of climbing a volcano
  • You want to head out and meet the Garifunas, this unique people
  • You want to stroll through incredible markets

You shouldn't go if

  • You love the comfort of traditional tourist destinations
  • You need to travel in complete safety
  • You don't speak Spanish
  • You don't like cultural shocks
  • The wild beauty of the jungle does nothing for you
  • You can't spend a minimum of 2 weeks away