Places in Guatemala
Towering pyramids poke above the jungle's canopy to catch the sun. Howler monkeys swing noisily through the branches of ancient trees as parrots and toucans dart to a cacophony of squawks. When the complex warbling of some mysterious jungle bird tapers off, the buzz of tree frogs fills the background and it will dawn on you that this is indeed hallowed ground.
A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture, Antigua remains Guatemala's must-visit destination. A former capital, the city boasts an impressive catalogue of colonial relics in a magnificent setting. Streetscapes of pastel facades unfold beneath three volcanoes.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Where to stay on Lake Atitlán
If you’re heading to Guatemala, it's probably a given that you’ll be going to Lago de Atitlán...
Fiesta de Santo Tomás (Feast of St Thomas): tips for Guatemala's religious festival with acrobatics
Mayan Flea Market (I) by Poldavo (Alex). Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2...
Quema del Diablo (Burning of the Devil): a guide to Guatemala's way of making cleaning fun
Antigua - Arco by juanktru...
Guatemala: travel books to read before you go
This excerpt from Lonely Planet’s Guatemala guide provides a selection of travel literature to get you in the mood for your trip...