Honeymoon Guatemala

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.

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Ollie is our 'Honeymoon Guatemala' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.