Guatemala Attractions

Places to visit, points of interest and top things to see in Guatemala

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Lake Atitlan
Lake Atitlan… "Atitlan" in Mayan means a world of beauty and grandeur. It actually means "where the rainbow gets its colors". This magical place has inspired writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley to say "…Atitlan is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing."

This jewel is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous lakes in the world. It brings with it a certain grandeur that can only be achieved with a volcanic setting and with sheer size. Lake Atitlan boasts of three majestic volcanoes gracing its southern shore. These volcanoes (namely San Pedro Volcano, Atitlan Volcano and Toliman Volcano) are known for their beauty and perfect cones. Multiply that by two, as this picturesque sight is mirrored in the clear and calm waters of the lake.

This lake also has the distinction of being the deepest lake in Central America, with an estimated depth of around 340 meters... read more arrow
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Pacaya Volcano
Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala's most active volcanoes, as it is almost always in the state of eruption. The Pacaya rises to a height of over 2,500 meters, a wonder surrounded by steam and volcanic gases. Its many attractions also make it one of the most climbed volcanoes in the country.

The Pacaya Volcano is part of the Pacaya National Park, at the southwestern region of Guatemala and near Guatemala City itself. It belongs to a chain of volcanoes that span the area near the Pacific Coast. It has hour peaks, namely Pico Mackenney, Cerro Chino, Cerro Chiquito and Cerro de Agua. The active crater is to be found at Pico Mackenney. This is constantly throwing vapor, ahs and small stones. At times, lava flows out as well. Also, the cone's shape is constantly changing, as a result of the lava and ash piling up every time the volcano erupts.

Hike up to the top... read more arrow

* Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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