Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Semuc Champey & Around

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is famed for its great natural limestone bridge, 300m long, on top of which is a stepped series of pools with cool, flowing river water good for swimming. Though this bit of paradise is difficult to re…
Cave in Alta & Baja Verapaz

Cuevas de B'ombi'l Pek

A mere 3km north of Chisec, these painted caves remained undiscovered until 2001. They haven't been fully mapped yet, but some claim that they connect to the caves of Parque Nacional Cuevas de Candelaria. The commun…
Beach in Lívingston

Playa Blanca

The best beach in the area is Playa Blanca, around 12km from Lívingston, a strip of white sand with chaise longues and umbrellas, restrooms and coconut-palm jungle behind. This is privately owned and you need a boat…
Cultural Centre in Lívingston

Rasta Mesa

This is a friendly, informal, enthusiastic cultural center where you can drop in for classes in Garifuna cooking (per person Q125, fish stew Q150), drumming (per person Q125) and dancing (Q125), or even get a massag…
Archaeological Site in Raxruhá

Cancuén

This large Maya site hit the papers when it was 'discovered' in 2000, even though it had already been 'discovered' back in 1907. Excavations are still under way, but estimates say that Cancuén may rival Tikal for si…
Wildlife Reserve in Alta & Baja Verapaz

Biotopo del Quetzal

In the lush cloud forests south of Cobán is the Biotopo Mario Dary Rivera nature reserve, commonly called Biotopo del Quetzal.You need a fair bit of luck to see a quetzal, as they're rare and shy, though you have th…
Basilica in Esquipulas

Basílica de Esquipulas

A massive structure that has resisted the power of earthquakes for almost 250 years, the basilica is approached through a pretty park and up a wide flight of steps. The impressive facade and towers are floodlit at n…
Archaeological Site in Quiriguá

Quiriguá Archaeological Site

Despite the sticky heat and (sometimes) bothersome mosquitoes, Quiriguá is a wonderful place. The giant stelae on the Gran Plaza (Great Plaza) are all much more worn than those at Copán. To impede further deteriorat…
Cave in Lanquín

Grutas de Lanquín

These caves are about 1km northwest of the town, and extend for several kilometers into the earth. There is now a ticket office here. The first cave has lights, but do take a powerful flashlight (torch) anyway in ca…
Park in Jalapa

Parque Ecoturístico Cascadas de Tatasirire

Set on 15 hectares of heavily forested valley overlooking Jalapa, this private reserve features 6km of well-signposted walking trails, taking in the small Cascada Altar and the more impressive 15m Catarata Tatasirir…