Northern Alta Verapaz
Northern Alta Verapaz is quickly gaining momentum as the site for a varied assortment of ecotourism options thanks to the presence of some well-organized community tourism initiatives and its location along the corridor connecting Alta Verapaz and Petén on a good paved road.
Among the highlights in this neck of the woods are the Candelaria Caves National Park, Lagunas de Sepalau, Cuevas B’omb’il Pek, and Laguna Lachuá National Park. It will be interesting to see how this area grows and develops during the next several years with the ever-increasing presence of international tourism.
For now, the scene here is very low-key, but it won’t be that way forever. Get out and explore this part of Guatemala, where there are relatively few visitors, while you can.
© Al Argueta from Moon Guatemala, 3rd Edition. Photos © Al Argueta www.alargueta.com