Top things to do

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…
Top Choice Fusion in Cobán

La Abadia

Cobán's dining scene has improved dramatically over the years and this is part of the finer dining scene. The surrounds are refined yet relaxed, the menu offers a great selection of local, international and fusion d…
Top Choice Seafood in Puerto Barrios

Restaurante Safari

The town's most enjoyable restaurant is on a thatch-roofed, open-air platform right over the water about 1km north of the town center. Locals and visitors alike love to eat and catch the sea breezes here. Excellent …
Top Choice Seafood in Lívingston

Restaurante Buga Mama

This place enjoys the best location of any restaurant in town, and profits go to the Asociación Ak' Tenamit, an NGO with several projects in the area. There's a wide range of seafood, homemade pasta, curries and oth…
Top Choice International in Río Dulce

Sundog Café

Down a laneway opposite the Litegua bus office (200m up the main street past the end of the bridge), this open-air riverfront bar-restaurant makes sandwiches and offers a few vegetarian dishes, brick-oven pizzas and…
Top Choice Guatemalan in Cobán

Xkape Koba'n

The perfect place to take a breather or while away a whole afternoon, this beautiful, artsy little cafe has a lush garden out back. Some interesting indigenous-inspired dishes are on the small menu. The cakes are ho…
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…
French in Parque Nacional Cuevas de Candelaria

El Bistrot Francés

The best eating for miles around is oddly located a few kilometers west of town on the road to the Candelaria caves at the Candelaria Lodge. The small French-inspired menu offers decent variety, and the daily specia…
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 in Cobán

Rabin Ajau

A stunning 'beauty pageant' of sorts featuring the region's top talent, dressed in their traditional finery, Rabin Ajau is not to be missed if you're in the area. Get tickets early, though, as the event sells out ev…