National Parks of Guatemala

Mountains, jungles, beaches, and wetlands spread across the Guatemalan landscape. Since 1990, the Guatemalan government has become increasingly dedicated to protecting its natural resources and today there are over 30 national parks and preserved areas. The Tikal National Park, created in 1956, is the oldest and most famous of Guatemala’s national parks. Other important parks include the Río Dulce National Park, Laguna del Tigre National Park, Mirador-Dos Lagunas-Río Azul National Park, and the Sierra del Lacandón National Park.