- by travelpulse
- 01 Apr 2023
Guatemala is one of the most diverse countries in the world, being one of the leading natural destinations that stand out for its pre-Hispanic Mayan heritage, where its past blends with its present.
This natural, cultural and historical heritage can be discovered in every corner of the country, making the destination ideal for both leisure vacations and business travel.
The departments of Guatemala and SacatepÃÂ©quez are located in this region. Guatemala City is the entry point for most visitors entering by air. It is the most modern and cosmopolitan of the Central American area. La Antigua, Guatemala, is the main icon of the colonial Hispanic heritage. It was declared a "Cultural Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
It offers architecture, colonial monuments, churches, imagery, and altarpieces from the colonial era as well as visits to markets, craft workshops, study centers, monuments, volcanoes, restaurants, museums and coffee farms.
Mayan culture is on display in the departments of Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, Quiche, Chimaltenango, Totonicapan, Solola and the northern part of San Marcos. In this territory of pre-Hispanic and colonial history, visitors can appreciate the country's most deeply rooted living Mayan culture and come into contact with local communities, cultural expressions of popular tradition, colorful open-air markets, dances, rites, and processions, among others.
Additionally, they can enjoy its nature, landscape, crops, forests, hot springs and volcanoes.
The Guatemalan Altiplano offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, spectacular mountain scenery, and traditions of the Mayan culture.
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