comscore

Guatemala Travel Guide

Been here
Guatemala Jeff Prod 8
LoadingLoading Thumbnails

Tribes: Who likes this place?

Who Likes This Place?

What the scores mean:
These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.

Which Gogobot Tribe do you belong to? Join now

  • 98%
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 75%
    History Buffs
  • 75%
    Backpackers
  • 75%
    Local Culture

Member Reviews (13)Write a review

Most Relevant
Sort by
  • GuatemalaPro 2014
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Adventure Travelers

    Compact, friendly and thoroughly lovely, Guatemala packs a lot into its tiny size. From the colonial charm of Antigua to the colorful markets of Chichicastenango, from village-hopping around Lake Atitlan to the volcano trekking near Quetzaltenango to some of Mesoamerica's most stunning temples at Tikal, it's an easy choice for anyone looking to dip their toes in Central America.

    Recommended for:BackpackersHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • GuatemalaPro 2014
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Wellness
    + 4
    • Green Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Spiritual Seekers

    I studied Spanish in Antigua for three months a million years ago, and spent lots of time traveling around Guatemala -- up to Lake Atitlan where you can hike volcanoes, over to the beaches where I was surprised by the Caribbean coast's radically different culture, and up to small villages in the mountains and hills. Even after three months, I still much preferred traveling in Mexico, but the culture, the scenery, the artisan crafts, and the indigenous people make an amazing visit.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Backpackers
    + 2
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers

    There is realy a lot too visit, Maya ruins, Maya natives, colonial citys, volcanos, this country should be a part of a trip in this region

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Member of
    Local Culture
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    + 13
    • Business Travelers
    • Family Travelers
    • Foodies
    • Wellness
    • Green Travelers
    • Students
    • Backpackers
    • Luxury Travelers
    • History Buffs
    • Adventure Travelers
    • Nightlife Lovers
    • Spiritual Seekers
    • Art & Design Lovers

    Guatemala is a country with a lot of social and political problems. The drug trade and gangs have made parts of the country unsafe. Poverty has led to some major environmental issues with deforestation in the north. Nevertheless, Guatemala has a long history and unique culture that is worth getting to know. Beautiful natural wonders like Lake Atitlan combine with historical sites from a vast range of eras (Antigua, and Tikal for example)

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    First to Review

    We took a day trip into Guatemala from Belize to visit Tikal. It is a beautiful place and very wild at the same time.

    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Member of
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
    Budget Travelers
    Backpackers
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(1)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(1)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
  • Guatemala
    Comment.
    Was this review helpful?(0)
    Report
Find Hotels in Guatemala:

Description

A nation short on bright lights, Guatemala has forged its path as a vacation destination thanks to its rugged, natural beauty and warm welcome of its people. Don't let the capital of Guatemala City scare you off; Guatemala's real treasures -- small Mayan-populated towns, active volcanoes and colonial architecture -- are all at least an hour or two away from the metropolis. Shop your way through Quetzaltenango's labyrinthine markets or learn Spanish in colonial Antigua, where discotheques, courtyard hotels and international restaurants cater to an international crowd of students and ex-pats. Row a canoe across Lake Atitlán to hike up a volcano or stay in a colorful lake front village. Fly to the north to see the ancient highlight of Guatemala, Tikal, one of the most impressive Mayan sites in the world. If you can arrive by sunrise, do, as dawn over the surrounding jungle is worth the trip to Guatemala alone.

OverviewEdit

4.5 out of 5
13 members' reviews
23,749 people visited Guatemala

Things To Do in Guatemala

Tikal National Park
Tikal National Park
Avg. rating:
Lago de Atitlan
Lago de Atitlan
Avg. rating:
View All Things to do

Top Reviewers

  • 1
    Daniel Mason-D'CrozDaniel's Guatemala Guide
  • 2
    Matthew CromptonMatthew's Guatemala Guide
  • 3
    Evan Roth-HoweEvan's Guatemala Guide
  • 4
    Matthias HagemannMatthias's Guatemala Guide
  • 5
    Rene and ElsieRene's Guatemala Guide

Trips that include Guatemala

Going to Guatemala

By Jorge Guzman

Guatemala!

By Laíza Negrão

Going to Guatemala

By Juanfer Cadavid

Recently Reviewed Hotels in Guatemala