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If you have a weekend to spend in Guatemala, make sure to visit Antigua. If you have more time, don’t miss Pacaya Volcano, Lake Atitlán, and Tikal.

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  • Getting to Tikal from Belize: Air, Bus, Car, and More View of temple ruins rising up amongst dense trees.If you’re in Belize and planning to visit Tikal on your own, have a strong dose of patience and be prepared. Here’s what you need to know to get there by air, bus, or car, as well as with a tour group.
  • Surfing Guatemala’s Pacific Coast A surfboard sits propped against tables poolside near palapas on the shore.While neighboring countries such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and even El Salvador have acquired relative status as Central American surf spots, Guatemala has remained somewhat obscure in this regard. As more and more people visit, locals and foreigners alike are discovering that you can, in fact, surf in Guatemala.
  • The 10-Day Best of Guatemala Pyramidal temple with pale stones showing through moss.If you have only 10 days, you can enjoy the best that Guatemala has to offer. This itinerary will help you see as much as you can in a short amount of time without running ragged. After all, it’s a vacation.
  • The Terrain and Geography of Guatemala Palm fronds in the foreground frame a wide lake with a conical volcano rising in the distance.Guatemala is the third-largest country in Central America. It occupies 42,042 square miles, making it about the size of Tennessee. The country shares borders with Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Within Guatemala’s relatively small area are 14 distinct ecosystems found at elevations varying from sea level to higher than 4,200 meters (14,000 feet).
  • Kid-Friendly Activities and Attractions in Guatemala Colorful embroidered textile with two figures of kids holding hands amidst a floral pattern.Latin Americans are very family oriented and Guatemalans are no exception. There is plenty to see and do in Guatemala for families traveling with children of all ages. Here is a list of kid- and family-friendly attractions throughout the country.

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