The Izabal region features a unique kind of Caribbean experience not at all like Cancún or the West Indies but nonetheless beautiful. Meanwhile in El Oriente, Copán showcases some of the Mayan world’s finest ruins and the surrounding mountainous countryside is becoming increasingly popular with travelers exploring coffee farms, a jungle bird park, and hot springs.
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
Currently available from the pages of our travel guides are over twenty maps of Guatemala, from cosmopolitan Guatemala City to Mayan ruins to biosphere reserves and more.