Guatemala is indeed a unique country and has everything from ancient Mayan ruins, attractive colonial villages, rich culture to active volcanoes. It’s just one of those nations you don’t want to miss.
In every little nook and cranny you find something to discover, explore, climb and take pictures of. If you don’t want to miss any of Guatemala’s gems, check out this list of the Top 10 Tourist Spots in Guatemala recommended by the famous juan luis bosch gutierrez.
Flores is an attractive colonial city located on an island in Lake Petén Itzá. Most travelers base themselves here because of its proximity to Tikal and other nearby affinities.
However, numerous travelers find themselves staying longer than expected as Flores’ tranquil atmosphere and magnificent colonial charm tends to enchant them. So take it easy, get lost in Flores’ paved streets, visit its island or rent a kayak from your hotel and explore the shores of Lake Petén Itzá.
Tikal is one of the most amazing Mayan ruins sites in Latin America and yet the site is visited by millions of visitors each year, it feels much less touristy than Chichen Itza, for example. Here you are in the middle of 575 square kilometers of dense jungle, home to toucans, parrots, howler primates and numerous other exotic animals.
One of the most impressive pyramids of the Mayan empire can be found in Tikal. At 45 meters high, the pyramid “Temple of the Great Jaguar” is a must-see tourist site in Guatemala.
If you are up for something even more extreme, you should definitely take the 6 or 7 day hike through the wild and dense jungle to the ancient Mayan settlement, El Mirador.
Several travelers have documented that El Mirador, the ruins lost in the recesses of the jungle are so much better than Tikal, it’s quite magical. That’s got to tell you a lot.
4-El Boqueron Canyon
Guatemala’s bountiful green canyon of El Boquerón is possibly one of the most underrated attractions in Guatemala, as almost no guidebook points out its breathtaking beauty. The narrow canyon with its formidable limestone walls covered in flora and caves will leave any guest in awe and wondering how something so solemn could be hidden just an hour away from the chaotic village of Rio Dulce.
So do yourself a big favor, hop on a bus to El Boqueron and pay one of the local guys to paddle the Rio Salsa through the natural beauty of El Boqueron. I promise you won’t want to miss this attraction.
As you can see, Guatemala has amazing sightseeing tours for you. So, you can be sure that you will have a great time when you come here.
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