By Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
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Lonely Planet Guatemala is your passport to the entire such a lot appropriate and up to date suggestion on what to work out, what to bypass, and what hidden discoveries wait for you. discover the road markets of Chichicastenango, climb the radiant Maya ruins of Tikal or dip your feet within the airy Lago de Atitlan; all together with your depended on go back and forth significant other. Get to the guts of Guatemala and start your trip now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Guatemala trip Guide:
- Color maps and photographs all through
- Highlights and itineraries convey you the easiest strategy to tailor your journey on your personal own wishes and pursuits
- Insider tips prevent money and time, and assist you get round like an area, averting crowds and bother spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, telephone numbers, web content, transit information, and costs
- Honest studies for all budgets - together with consuming, drowsing, sight-seeing, going out, procuring, and hidden gem stones that almost all guidebooks leave out
- Cultural insights provide you with a richer and extra profitable shuttle adventure - together with historical past, artwork, literature, Maya history, politics, landscapes, natural world, and etiquette
- Over 46 maps
- Useful features - together with Maya Ruins making plans characteristic, Off the crushed tune Itinerary and Illustrated Map of Tikal
- Coverage of Antigua, Chichicastenango and different highland cities, Lago de Atitlan, Grutas de Lanquin, Semuc Champey, Tikal and different Maya ruins of El Peten, Pacific seashores, Guatemala urban and extra
The ideal selection: Lonely Planet Guatemala, our so much entire consultant to Guatemala, is ideal for these making plans to either discover the head points of interest and take the line much less traveled.
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Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen and Daniel C Schechter.
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How about paragliding into a volcanic crater at Lago de Atitlán? Or scuba diving in the same place? You might even luck onto some good swell on the Pacific coast. Or you could just find a hammock and think about doing all that. Your call. Natural Highs With not even 2% of its landmass urbanized, it’s not surprising that Guatemala offers some superb natural scenery. National parks are few but impressive, particularly in the Petén region and the lush canyons of the Río Dulce make for an unforgettable boat ride.
Opening Hours Most sites are open from 8am to 4pm daily, but check times ahead of your visit. For the more popular sites, the best time to go is soon after opening time, thereby beating the tour bus crowds and the midday sun. Visiting the Ruins Maya achievement during this period rivaled anything that was going on in Europe at the time, boasting an advanced writing system, awe-inspiring engineering feats, advanced mathematics and astrology, and stone-working skills that remain impressive to this day.
BONJOUR, AMIGO It’s been a long time since anybody called Guatemala City the Paris of anywhere, which makes it all the more remarkable to find a replica of the Eiffel Tower straddling a busy downtown intersection. The Torre del Reformador OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP (cnr 7a Av & 2a Calle, Zona 9) , originally named the ‘Torre Conmemorativa del 19 del Julio,’ was completed in 1935 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of former president and reformer Justo Rufino Barrios. Top of Chapter 1 Zona 1 The main sights here are grouped around the Parque Central OFFLINE MAP GOOGLE MAP (Plaza de la Constitución; ; Parque Central, Zona 1) .