Anyone looking to go on honeymoon during the British winter or spring should strongly consider Guatemala, which is best visited between November and April.
It may be one of the smallest Central American countries but
Guatemala packs quite the punch on pretty much every front: bags of
culture in the form of some impressive Mayan ruins and colourful
colonial towns, lush tropical jungle, mountains, volcanoes and,
importantly for honeymooners, some charming boutique hotels. After
all, being intrepid is all very well and good but very few people
want to completely forego their creature comforts.
For a flavour of everything Guatemala has to offer, start off in
the lovely colonial town of Antigua Guatemala. Meander through its
labyrinthine streets, admiring the colourful buildings and
architecture and soaking up the local culture, where traditional
dress is still very much evident. For something a little more
action-packed, Lake Atitlan is the place to be. Surrounded by
looming volcanoes, the lake itself is physically stunning, and best
explored by hiking, cycling and taking to water in a kayak or
motorised boat. For some history, head to Tikal (which needs no
introduction) or the lesser-known Uaxactun. Honeymooners will very
much get the sense that they are seeing the real Latin America, and
not the sanitised tourist version, which is why Guatemala makes for
the perfect intrepid honeymoon destination.