Guatemala Destinos con Lagos

En Guatemala hay tres lagos - el Lago Petén Itzá, el lago Atitlán, y el Lago Izabal - que son completamente impresionantes. Los destinos con lagos ofrecen a los viajeros acceso exclusivo a la belleza y a las recompensas que proporcionan estos hermosos cuerpos de agua. Prácticamente todos estos lagos poseen aldeas Mayas bastante pintorescas dispersas a lo largo de sus costas, y además un escenario deportivo sorprendente. El Lago Atitlán se encuentra rodeado por impresionantes volcanes, mientras que humedales y bosques tropicales rodean al Lago Izabal. El Lago Petén Itzá es igual de encantador y se encuentra cerca de las ruinas Mayas de Tikal. Estos destinos son lugares ideales para entusiastas del aire libre, amantes del agua, o viajeros que simplemente anhelan un buen lugar para relajarse.

Lake Peten Itza Guatemala
Lake Peten Itza

Peten

Dense jungle and ruins from the Maya’s glory days surround the lake. El Remate is a popular stop on the way to Tikal National Park, where you can see the striking ruins of Temple I and Temple IV. There’s quite a collection of Maya sites in this part of northern Guatemala, including Yaxhá, Topoxté, Ceibal, Aguateca, and Uaxactún — to name just a few. These are beautiful sites where you can learn about the art and history of the Mayan civilization.

For a closer look at the wildlife native to this part of Guatemala, you might stop at the zoo on Petencito Island, where wild pigs roam free. While you're here, you'll also get a good look at jaguars and ocelots. When you've had enough time in the sun, check out the subterranean attractions — interesting formations make the underground passageways of the Aktún Kan Caves especially haunting.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Lake Atitlan

Western Highlands

Local tours offer multiple ways to get around the lake — you might try a biking tour, a horseback riding tour, or a guided hike to the top of San Pedro Volcano. Hike on paths through nature reserves and coffee plantations and take in stunning vistas along the way. Tour the Mayan villages that surround the lakes and notice differences in traditional dress as you travel from village to village.