Guatemala Destinos con Naturaleza

El asombroso ambiente exterior de Guatemala es, en gran parte, el resultado de su posición geográfica; el país conforma un puente terrestre entre América del Norte y América del Sur, está en contacto tanto con el Océano Pacífico como con el Mar Caribe, y además posee cinco cordilleras montañosas que corren dentro de sus fronteras. Todos estos factores resultan en la formación de un país con condiciones geográficas y climáticas sumamente diversas. Los siguientes destinos están situados en áreas hermosas que permiten a los viajeros visitar el aire libre y explorar. Hay bosques para hacer caminatas, volcanes por conquistar, y aguas termanles por disfrutar. Usted podrá remar en kayak en lagos o en ríos selváticos, y salir a observar aves alrededor de prósperas plantaciones de café.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala
Lake Atitlan

Western Highlands

Climb San Pedro Volcano on a 4 to 5 hour hike to the summit that takes you through the plantations that sprout along the slopes. Visitors can also explore the summit of Atitlán Volcano, leaving from the village of San Lucas Toliman. Besides these summits, there are lots of places you can go for a dramatic view of the lake, including from the Mario Mendez Montenegro viewpoint. Descending from this point, you'll get to see the pine, avocado, loquat, and peach trees of the lush Guatemalan highlands.

Outside of the Mayan village of Panajachel, you can see the Atilán Reserve — on a nature walk, you'll see some of the 250 species of bird that live here as well as a number of monkeys. This is also an area where you can observe coffee plants.

Lake Atitlán has a gorgeous selection of accommodations that offer stunning views of the lake. Many properties also have gardens and landscaping that serve to create a beautiful place to admire local plants.