"A perfect holiday destination?" Top 5 Page for this destination Guatemala by toonsarah
Guatemala Travel Guide: 3,011 reviews and 8,579 photos
Although we spent only slightly longer there, of the two it was Guatemala which we felt we came a little closer to knowing, as we travelled around more and stayed in several town hotels rather than in the remote jungle lodges that were our bases in Belize. And what we saw of Guatemala, we loved.
In fact, Guatemala is possibly the perfect holiday destination, unless your taste runs to lying on a beach. Why? Well, let me offer you:
~ friendly welcoming people
~ reasonable prices
~ fascinating history, from Mayans through Colonial and more recent, difficult, times
~ interesting culture (local customs, traditional dress, beliefs etc)
~ colourful scenes on every street corner
~ good spicy food
~ refreshingly drinkable beers
~ accommodation to suit every budget, from back-packer to splurge
~ easy to get around (at least in the south)
So what’s not to like?! I really do recommend this country, which gave me the warmest of welcomes and more than lived up to our expectations.
This page presents a brief overview of the places we visited and a few general tips, but to read more about our trip please visit my separate pages about:
~ Santiago Atitlàn
~ San Antonio Palopó
You might also like to read my Belize pages:
~ San Ignacio
- Pros:Friendly people, wonderful scenery, fascinating local culture
- In a nutshell:The perfect destination?
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