Central Guatemala Travels
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 4:50 PM Last Post By: RobertoGustavo
Dec 7, 2012 12:39 PM
Central Guatemala TravelsHi all, I am planning a few weeks-long vacation in Guatemala and have a week to kill in between a stay in Flores/Tikal area and meeting up with friends in Antigua. I plan on spending some of that time in Lanquin/Semuc Champey area but am wondering where else might be worth a couple day stop (such as Sayaxche' area). Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
Dec 7, 2012 7:02 PM
1Is Lake Atitlán on your schedule for later? It's a favorite of mine.
Dec 8, 2012 1:42 AM
2If you are not considering Atitlan/Chichi....then how about the Nebaj area?
Its more or less 'on the way'..there is very nice trekking and interesting local culture around there.....
Dec 8, 2012 8:17 AM
3Hello there..the Sayaxche area has a lot to offer in terms of archelogical sites along the La Pasion river. Take a look
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyIRc1mcyIA And FYI I"d say it's safe to explore around as I haven't read/heard of any reported/unreported incidents dealing with narco traffickers or armed hold ups. But I wouldn't be wearing shorts to get in the jungle like those guys. From there you can easily catch transportation to Antigua or Semuc Champey via Coban. You may also want to google for Cancuen which is another interesting archeological site. But I think you can only get there by boat also. Good luck.
Dec 8, 2012 4:50 PM
4I enjoyed the town of Sayaxche although I only spent a few hours there. They have a ferry over the river. I stopped for lunch in a pizza place and the owner was very friendly and eager to please. I noticed a couple of hotels that I wouldn't mind staying in. Since the place doesn't see alot of tourists, I found people curious to know where I came from. People passing through tend to go on to Flores so if you decide to spend overnight in Sayaxche it would be something different.
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