Destinos Fuera de la Ruta Tradicional de Guatemala

Guatemala es un país bastante grande y como tal, posee varios lugares no tan concurridos dignos de explorar. Imagine ruinas mayas, caminos escarpados en medio de bosques lluviosos y pequeñas comunidades en lo alto de las montañas donde podrá conocer los guatemaltecos. En estos destinos remotos, encontrará un trasfondo Guatemalteco auténtico, tanto cultural como ambiental. Estos destinos a menudo se encuentran en las partes más aisladas y de difícil acceso del país, usualmente podrán ofrecer opciones rusticas de alojamiento. Por esta razón son ideales para viajeros aventureros y de mente abierta que buscan unas vaciones únicas en Guatemala.

San Marcos La Laguna Guatemala
San Marcos La Laguna

Western Highlands

This is a great place to check out a yoga class, or just find a beautiful place for meditation and more alternative treatments — like crystal therapy and acupuncture. Without much nightlife in the area, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the serenity of nature.

Lake Izabal Guatemala
Lake Izabal

Caribbean Lowlands

Along the banks of the river, you’ll see ruins of colonial Spanish fortresses, like El Castillo de San Felipe. A boating tour of the San Felipe River brings you to the Caribbean town of Livingston. You might also set sail for coastal attractions like Playa Blanca and the Siete Altares, a series of seven pools connected by small waterfalls. For more waterfall bliss, head to sites like Finca Paraíso, which has a warm cascade for scenic swims.

Not far from the river, you can explore the Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Preserve and immerse yourself in the rare environments of wetlands and flooded forests. The Chocón Machacas Biotope is home to one of Guatemala’s most endangered species — the manatee, a slow-moving, potato-shaped animal that occasionally raises its head from the water to munch on vegetation.