Guatemala surprised me in ways I could not predict. The hikes are amazing, the coffee is strong, the people are friendly, the food is amazing and I did not want to leave Lake Atitlan! I was in Guatemala for at least a month and I got to see and do so much. While I was there I went on so many tours and I got to see many parts of the country which I am grateful for. Here’s a breakdown of places to visit!
Guatemala City | I was in Guatemala city numerous times- when I was leaving to go Honduras and El Salvador we left from the city. I also had to get an extension of my stay in Guatemala and that was done in the city. I enjoyed my time in the city- it was very bustling, filled with cute cafes, huge malls and the restaurants are so diverse. I was never bored for food choices. I would recommend spending 3 days in Guatemala City.
Flores | It is a LONG ride to get to Flores, but we took the overnight bus to get there. While there we went to Tikal to see the ruins. I enjoyed learning about the ancient city and being close to the lake. It was great after being in the bustling capital.
Antigua | Oh I love this city, cobbled streets, hundreds of restaurants and so many cute cafes, you will never get a chance to eat the same place twice. Antigua is such a beautiful town and I am happy we spent two weeks just walking around this beautiful town. While there we did the Acatenango Hike, we saw a volcano erupt every 15mins…. truly a once in a life time experience- PREPARE TO BE COLD. If you love brunch, I recommend El Hato Verde and if you have a free day definitely visit the Hobbit town.
Lake Atitlan | I truly enjoyed Lake Life, while there we went stayed on San Pedro mostly but I did visit- Santa Cruz, Panajachel, San Marcos and I spent two nights at La Fortuna Hotel- which is truly an experience for the books! You MUST visit Lake Atitlan if you go Guatemala.
Do not sleep on this country!