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Best Things To Do in Guatemala

Guatemala travel highlights for families, couples and other travelers.

Guatemala - Antigua: The perfect tourist attraction during holy week
Antigua: The perfect tourist attraction during holy week
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; color: #373b40; -webkit-text-stroke: #373b40} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The perfect tourist attraction during Holy week, when parades dance in ecstasy and carpets of flowers start lining the little streets, Antigua provides for the bright and vivd town that must be visited. This quiet provincial town is marked by its beautiful Spanish architecture as palaces, cathedrals, universities and hermitages. The beautiful Santa Catalina Arch forms the arrival point of the this beautiful city. See More >
Guatemala - Rio Dulce: Experience the Sweet River aboard a canoe
Rio Dulce: Experience the Sweet River aboard a canoe
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Guatemala - Discover the Intriguing, Ancient And beautiful City Of Guatemala
Discover the Intriguing, Ancient And beautiful City Of Guatemala
Discover the ancient city of Guatemala, a land filled with volcanoes, rainforests and ancient Mayan Sites. Visit the National Palace of Culture and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, preserved Spanish Colonial Buildings or massive volcanic craters of Lake Atitlan. See More >
Guatemala - Tikal: Ancient Mayan Architecture
Tikal: Ancient Mayan Architecture
Visit the ancient and beautiful wonder of Mayan Architecture and Culture at Tikal, home to a vast wildlife preserve, filled with animals such as monkeys, parrots, deer, and macaw. Enjoy the vivid scenery from this ancient land and spend a few days in this sacred spot to witness the marvel that it truly is. See More >
Guatemala - Lake Atitlan: The world's most beautiful lake
Lake Atitlan: The world's most beautiful lake
Described as the world’s most beautiful lake, Atitlan is a vision beyond belief. Imbibe the beautiful atmosphere of this lake which is remotely situated in the Guatemalan Highlands. Pananajachel, the city that forms the port to this lake, is indeed a world transcending time, as it beholds the culture and history of the ancient Mayans. Filled with tourist attractions, this region entails scuba diving as one of its prime activities. See More >
Guatemala - Volcan pacaya: The marvellous and astounding Volcano
Volcan pacaya: The marvellous and astounding Volcano
An active volcano, marvellous and astounding, this spot is a must visit for those tourists that love adventure. Trailing and hiking opportunities, marvellous views atop the mountain highlight the uniqueness of this place. See More >
Guatemala - Yaxha: The third largest Mayan Ruin
Yaxha: The third largest Mayan Ruin
Overlooking a beautiful blue- green lake, Yaxha, is the third largest Mayan ruin in Guatemala which once posed as the centre of the Pre- Columbian Mayan Kingdom. Comprising 500 buildings, of which 13 are altars and 9 temple yards, this land personifies ancient culture and beauty. Climb to the top of the Temple 216 to witness a spectacular view of the lakes and jungles surrounding the region. See More >
Guatemala - Monterrico: Black Beautiful Sands
Monterrico: Black Beautiful Sands
Witness black beautiful sands and overpowering waters of the Monterrico beaches, just off the the beaten path of the Pacific Coastal Guatemala.These quiet, reserved beaches are ideal for those looking for some isolated and peaceful time away from reality. Enjoy your days swimming in the waters, or help save sea turtles by participating in campaigns at the the local sea sanctuaries. See More >
Guatemala - Chichicastenango Market: The shopping haven of Guatemala
Chichicastenango Market: The shopping haven of Guatemala
Enter into the shopping haven of Guatemala, The Chichicastenango Market,  the brightest and most vibrant market of this land. Find yourself amidst the local fabrics, textiles, clothing, masks, wood crafted items,pottery as well as fireworks.Participate in the local festivals, feasts and celebrations which are open for all tourists. See More >
Guatemala - Quetzaltenango: The most primitive yet beautiful city
Quetzaltenango: The most primitive yet beautiful city
Situated between three astounding volcanoes, Quezaltenango poses as the most primitive yet beautiful city in Guatemala. Visit the Parque Central, the heart of Quetzaltenango. Enjoy the view of the natural sulphur springs, the local Mayan Villages, or travel to the Laguna Chicabal, a sacred lake situated in the cloud forest. See More >

Best time to go to Guatemala

Region: All
  • Travel Season
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Peak ( Jan )

Brilliant blue skies and gorgeous days mark these months, making it the perfect time to visit. Over Christmas, New Year and Easter, the crowds and prices may spike, so planning early is crucial. There may be intermittent rain, but nothing that will impact your holiday at all.

Shoulder ( Nov - Apr )

There is typically no transition from Peak to Low. Guatemala enjoys only two seasons. It's either one or the other.

Low ( May - Oct )

Technically the rainy season, but most of Guatemala is still open for travel, at lower prices and with lesser crowds. Afternoon showers can be expected like clockwork, but lasting only a couple of hours. It is only in lowland areas around Lake Tikal that humidity spikes, and the rains are incessant enough to hinder travel because of washed out roads.

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