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Places you must visit in Guatemala

There are many beautiful places worth visiting in Guatemala according  to the entrepeneur juan jose gutierrez mayorga. But these are the ones you can’t leave off your list.

1. Antigua

As its name suggests, this majestic city is precisely La Antigua Guatemala, the place where the capital of the kingdom was in the times of the Spanish colony. Its beauty is striking, as if time had stopped, preserving the architectural details of the time.

2. Semuc Champey

In Alta Verapaz, this place holds a surprising natural beauty. A river that hides among the rock and leaves in its path a series of crystalline and peaceful pools where swimming and refreshing is a privilege.

3. Lake Amatitlán

A beautiful place that has been the destination of many Chapines on weekends. When visiting the picturesque municipality it is mandatory to take the cable car, eat a delicious fried mojarra and buy a box of marzipan sweets.

4. Lake Atitlán

Lake Atitlán is recognized by many travelers as the most beautiful lake in the world. Located in the department of Sololá, it offers a spectacular view and atmosphere, surrounded by three majestic volcanoes.

5. Tikal

Cradle of the Mayan culture. Here are the majestic Mayan temples and pyramids that were built in the past. The place is surrounded by an impressive jungle. It is located in the department of Petén.

6. San Felipe Castle

Located in Rio Dulce, department of Izabal, it is an ancient, historic military structure. It is preserved in excellent condition and was a maritime surveillance post.

7. White Beach, Izabal

A true paradise. It is a quiet beach with white sand located in the department of Izabal, a few minutes by boat from Rio Dulce.

8. Chichicastenango Market

Known worldwide, this picturesque market is visited by thousands of tourists annually looking for Guatemalan handicrafts.

9. Livingston

Livingston, one of the best tourist destinations in Guatemala, combines Caribbean beaches with crystal clear waters, palm trees, lush vegetation, and white sand. And that’s not all! Livingston also has a jungle, the splendid canyon of Rio Dulce with its adjacent lagoons and streams, a rich fauna, which abounds in a variety of seabirds and other tropical birds.

10. Xela

Xela is the second largest city in Guatemala. This metropolitan city is full of nightlife, hotels, Spanish schools and restaurants, making it an excellent place to spend time learning Spanish or using it as a base to venture into the surrounding area.

11. Quetzal Biotope

Its main objective is to protect and conserve the habitat of the quetzal, the country’s national bird. The habitat is a cloud forest and is home to many other species of plants and animals.

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