Guatemala has much to offer the visitor. The extraordinary Mayan ruins of Tikal lie in the dense northern jungles of the Peten region near Belize. Lake Atitlan is one of the most popular destinations in the country, a beautiful lake with several villages an towns and two gigantic volcanoes overlooking. Whether you want to get away from it all, or party hard, there is a place for you here.

Antigua is a beautiful old town ringed by volcanoes. It is centuries old and full of historic buildings. There is a popular hike up the Hill of The Cross on the north side of the city, which you can do with a police escort. Violent crime is a serious problem throughout the country.


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Why you should go:

You like volcanoes.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't want to be a crime victim.

Map of Guatemala