Guatemala: An Insider’s Travel Guide

Lake Atitlan sunset with flowersIf you’e consider traveling to Guatemala you’ve come to the right place. From the best destinations in Guatemala to the must try Guatemalan dishes I’ll share with you my love for the country of Eternal Spring and my knowledge of Guatemalan culture as a native.

Colorful and magical, Guatemala is one of the most diverse, interesting and exciting countries in Latin America with it’s lush rainforests, ancient Mayan cities, mesmerizing volcanoes, beautiful colonial architecture and modern cities. Often overlooked by travelers who think that Guatemala is a destination only meant for the more adventurous traveler Guatemala is the most advanced country in Central America and it’s roads and infrastructure are far more developed than any of it’s neighbors, including Costa Rica.

For decades Guatemala has been a favorite destination for budget travelers who are attracted by the relatively inexpensive price of the food in local markets and the affordability and variety of hostels. However, Guatemala is also a great destination for those looking for beautiful accommodations, fine dining,  luxurious spas and personalized, authentic and unique experiences.

This travel guide is the ideal starting point if you’re considering traveling to Guatemala or planning your trip there. From the best times to visit and the best things to do and see in Guatemala to restaurant and hotel recommendations, you can find lots of tips for traveling to Guatemala here. All of the information has been compiled from the point of view of a Guatemalan native who has a deep love and passion for Guatemala and it’s people.

In this guide, I have included many family-friendly destinations and activities as I travel to Guatemala with my kids often as well as traveling solo and with friends.

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13 thoughts on “Guatemala: An Insider’s Travel Guide”

  1. I have been to Guatemala at the beginning of this year and loved it a lot. I want to return and explore all the places I didn’t get a chance to this year. It’s such a beautiful country!

  2. Your post is incredible, the guide is so complete. Very informative! It makes me wanna go this instant in Guatamela. It feels like an amazing place to be.

  3. I have never been to this country. But hearing about Mayan culture, as they say is one of the oldest cities, if I am not mistaken amazes me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for sharing your Guatemala adventure to us. I will have this listed on my bucket and will someday be able to visit and explore too.


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