Things to do in Guatemala

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Chichicastenango

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Antigua Guatemala

The mountain village of Chichicastenango, three hours from Antigua, is especially worth visiting on Thursdays and Sundays when indigenous Mayans from the surrounding villages come to trade at the market. Read more

Iximche

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Antigua Guatemala

Perched on top of a fortified hilltop, and surrounded by a deep moat, sits the pre-Colombian archaeological site of Iximche. Read more

Lake Atitlan Villages

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan is surrounded by a dozen or so small villages, each with its own distinctive feel. Although most remain fairly quiet, tourism is becoming more of a significant presence in almost all of them. Read more

Solola Market

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Lake Atitlan

Set on a natural balcony overlooking Lake Atitlan, Solola’s Tuesday and Friday market is one of Central America’s finest, drawing crowds of traditionally dressed Mayans from all over the highlands. Read more

Flores

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Tikal National Park

The slow paced island village of Flores is often overlooked as a mere start off point for trips around the Peten region, but it is worth spending a few hours exploring its pretty cobblestone streets flanked by handicraft shops and charming pastel coloured houses. Read more

El Mirador

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Tikal National Park

Tucked away near the Mexican border and still largely covered in thick vegetation, the ancient Mayan ruins of El Mirador are believed by many to be the original cradle of Mayan civilisation. Read more

Yaxha

Central America & Cuba > Guatemala > Tikal National Park

45 miles to the west of Flores, the gateway to the north, lie the archaeological site of Yaxha. Read more

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