GUATEMALA,Modern and Colonial
The city of Guatemala is the most thriving one in Central America, with modern buildings and business centers. In contrast, La Antigua Guatemala, a colonial and romantic city, is a mixture of ancient buildings as well as customs and deep-rooted traditions also declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
HIGHLANDS,Living Mayan Culture
Guatemalan highlands is a region of outstanding natural beauty and of invaluable cultural wealth, composed by the departments of Chimaltenango, Sololá, Quiché, Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, and San Marcos. This area offers endless options to dive into the Mayan legacy, from anthropology to archaeology, textile handicrafts, rural and community tourism, alternative medicine, and also to become the protagonist of an amazing mystical experience.
PETÉN,Adventure in the Mayan World
It has a unique historical value for its archaeological richness, its fauna and its biosphere reserve. Its important archaeological sites make this region the most important one of the Mayan world. Tikal National Park was declared as Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.This forest richness and diversity, allows to experience adventure tourism, bird watching and ecotourism.
IZABAL,A Green Caribbean
The Guatemalan Caribbean has it all: an overflowing tropical nature, where Lake Izabal is located, and which is also the largest lake in the country, which flows into Río Dulce river and this latter to the Caribbean Sea. The San Felipe Castle stands out, and especially the archaeological site of Quiriguá, declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
LAS VERAPACES,Natural Paradise
The departments of Alta and Baja Verapaz constitute this region. Here is where you can appreciate the Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala; you can visit caves, coffee plantations and orchid’s incubators; among which, the national flower, La Monja Blanca stands out.
THE PACIFIC,Magic and Diverse
A land integrated by the departments of Escuintla, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez y Santa Rosa. It has stunning volcanic landscapes, natural reservations, beaches with sand of volcanic origin, mangroves and important archaeological sites as Takalik Abaj and El Baúl.
EAST,Mystical and Natural
A warm and seductive area integrated by the departments of Zacapa, Chiquimula, Jalapa, El Progreso and Jutiapa. In this region lies the Sierra de las Minas, which offers one of the most splendid examples of jungle ecosystems that you can imagine, as well as the Estanzuela Museum of Palaeontology in Zacapa.