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Lake Petén Itzá

Lake Petén Itzá – located 9 hours (519 km) north of the capital, this lake is located within the northern Petén department of the country (which makes it closer to the Belize border). It’s also the second largest lake in the country. Why come here? There are some 27 Mayan sites around the lake, including […]

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Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán – located three hours (156 km) west of the capital, Lake Atitlán is world- renowned as one of most beautiful lakes on the planet. The lake is in a magical, mystical setting, surrounded by volcanoes and green-clad mountains. Atitlán has a surface area of over 50 square miles and is the deepest lake […]

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Lago Lachuá

Lachuá Lake (Carretera de la Franja Transversal del Norte, Chisec 16026) – located nearly 7 hours (364 km) north of the capital, this is a karstic lake found in the middle of a national park covered with tropical rain forest, northwest of Cobán, near the border between the departments of Alta Verapaz and El Quiché. […]

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La Aurora Zoo

La Aurora Zoo (5A Calle, Ciudad de Guatemala 01013) – this is a zoological park that’s located within one of the largest gardens of the capital. The zoo has three different areas, where animals from Asia, The Americas and Africa can be seen, even penguins. It also has a section of animals from Guatemalan jungles […]

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Huehuetenango (city)

Huehuetenango (city) — located at the foot of the Cuchumatanes Mountains in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, the departmental capital town of Huehuetenango lies adjacent to the ruins of Zaculeu. It has a relaxed atmosphere, despite the fact that it’s a hub for trade and transport in northwest Guatemala. Known locally as “Huehue”, the town lies in […]

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Fuentes Georginas (spa termal)

Fuentes Georginas (thermal spa) – located nearly 4 hours (214 km.) west of the capital, these are naturally heated swimming baths, complete with a bar and restaurant, situated 2,500 meters up the beautiful Zunil Volcano. The seven baths, heated naturally by the volcano, are engulfed in lush forests and often a rolling mist that give […]

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Flores (town)

Flores (town) — Set on an island in the middle of Lake Peten Itza in Northern Guatemala, Flores sits on top of the ancient Mayan city of Nojpeten. In fact, the street system today is the same as the Mayan one. When Nojpeten fell to the Spanish in 1697, it marked the end of independence […]

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El Zotz Biotope

El Zotz Biotope — The mountains with its steep cliffs and interior cave systems define two of the most impressive features of El Zotz. This biotope (or habitat) got its name, due to the number of bats that can be seen in the area because “Zotz” is the name of this animal in different Mayan […]

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El Mirador National Park

El Mirador National Park – this park is located in a natural environment formed by Sierra Karst, with an extension of 3,000 km2 in which there are ancient Mayan monuments. This biological environment is spectacular for its subtropical forest in which endangered animals and plants inhabit. One can access the park by helicopter or for […]

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ChocoMuseo

ChocoMuseo (Paseo Cayala, Zona 16, Ciudad de Guatemala) – this museum chronicles the history of chocolate in Guatemala, going back to the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations, where the chocolate-producing cacao bean was treated as a form of currency. You can even sign up for a workshop, and make your own chocolate, right from the […]