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Guatemala Travel Guide






One of the thing which draws tourist to Guatemala again and again is its rich and distinctive culture of the locals.
The diverse history and marvelous natural beauty of the land can delight any one who is traveling there. Guatemala travel is on the list of much tourist buff and if you are one of them, there is no reason why you cannot accomplish this. Guatemala is a bustling country consisting of all types of growth and development. So, in terms of infrastructure it is well equipped, which will surely make your travel experience a comfortable one.

The Mayan Ruins at Tikal located in the northern province of Peten. If you are a history buff, this is an amazing attraction and even if you are not, it is a mesmerizing place. A walk through the portico of the ancient temples through the rainforest is a fascinating experience. These temples are surrounded by huge forests, where you can also find different species of flora and fauna. Pacaya Volcano is another attraction for tourists to see in the country. You can even climb the volcano, but you will need a guide here. There is a spa loated nearby, where you can relax after the climb.

For a true Guatemalan travel experience, you must sue the legendary chickenbus. These are colorful buses, which you can use for traveling short distance. Though they are a bit slow, you will enjoy the experience of riding on these colorful buses. However, if you have to travel long distance, it is better to avoid chickenbuses in Guatemala.

There are all types of attractions in Guatemala. So whatever your preference is you are sure to have a great time visiting all these places. Some of the must see attritions in Guatemala are -
  • Museo Ixchel
  • Pacaya Volcano
  • Lago de Atitlan
  • Popol Vuh Museum
  • Mayan ruin at Tikal
  • Museum of Archeology
  • The Cathedral of La Antigua


  Famous Cities to Visit in Guatemala  
City NamePopulation (2002)City NamePopulation (2002)
Ciudad de Guatemala942348San Juan Sacatepéquez81584
Mixco384428Villa Canales77638
Villa Nueva301947Chinautla77071
Quetzaltenango120496Chimaltenango62917
Petapa94228Amatitlán60924
Escuintla86678 

  Tourist Attractions of Guatemala  
National PalaceGuatemala City Guatemala Temple
Museo Popol VuhMuseo Miraflores
Torre Del ReformadorObelisco
Museo Nacional De Arqueología Y EtnologíaLa Aurora Zoo
Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam Las Vacas Hydroelectric Dam

  National Parks  
El Rosario National Park Riscos de Momostenango
Laguna Lachuá Río Dulce
Las Victorias National Park San José la Colonia
aciones Unidas National Park Sipacate-Naranjo National Park
Tikal National Park

Last Updated On : April 01, 2013

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