Iximché is the most easily accessible of Guatemala’s highland Mayan ceremonial sites. It makes an interesting stop for those with an interest in Mayan culture and history because of the differences it exhibits from the lowland Mayan sites of Petén, which date to much earlier times.
Guatemala has always been the stuff of legend. Outside Guatemala City, the green landscape unfolds before you—though its misty mountains, pine forests, and agricultural fields look like something out of a fairytale, the bounty of this country is very real.
If you want the highlights, start with Guatemala’s top ten must-sees, ranging from colonial towns and archeological sites to majestic volcanoes and stunning emerald green limestone pools. But there’s plenty more to see; Las Verapaces are Guatemala’s green heartland, the often-overlooked Pacific coast is home to excellent surfing and underpopulated beaches, and thanks to the counry’s proximity to the U.S., a weekend escape to La Antigua is very easy to do.
Travel Maps of Guatemala
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