LAGO DE ATITLAN
Ruins in Antigua
A geological treasure, Gautemala is mysterious and challenging. And that is the reason why its intriguing for travellers all over the world. A concoction of modernism and colonialism, it’s a place where opposites meet.
From Antigua’s crumbling ruins to the stately cathedral in Guatemala City’s central plaza, there are plenty of opportunities to get snap-happy. Also, it’s Lake Atitlán is famed for its striking scenery: cobalt-blue waters fringed with dramatic volcanic cones and scattered Mayan villages. Gautemala is a destination peppered with awe-inspiring landmarks and culture.
Witness Maya culture in its pure form as Gautemala has kept all the traditional villages, sites and sacred spaces intact. Want to meet the Mayans themselves? Well, they’re everywhere.
A place of rare beauty, major historical significance and vibrant culture. Antigua is a city that boasts of an impressive catalog of colonial relics in a magnificent setting with streetscapes of pastel facades unfolding beneath three volcanoes.
Chicicastenango comes across as mystic when you pass through its cobbled streets and red roofed houses enveloped in mist. Famous for its mini-culture and the people of Mashenos, it’s a city of beliefs and ceremonies.
Here, fertile hills dot the landscape, and over everything loom the volcanoes, permeating the entire area with a mysterious beauty. It never looks the same twice. No wonder many outsiders have fallen in love with the place and made their homes here.
Locally known as Xela, this perfect Gautemalan city is a base for some spectacular hikes like to the summit of VolcánTajumulco and Lago de Atitlán. Offering gorgeous volcanic views as a big plus, Xela attracts a lot of volunteer tourism from all over the world.
Our Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Porta Hotel, Antigua
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