Guatemala Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Ixpanpajul Natural Park (Parque Natural Ixpanpaul)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

So, you want to explore Guatemala’s subtropical rainforest, but without getting too wild? Ixpanpajul Nature Park offers a several lush and well-maintained ways ...  Read more

Tikal Ruins

4.5 star rating: Recommended 78 Reviews

Once a powerful seat of the Mayan empire, Tikal is now the most famous archeological site in Guatemala and one of the most-visited sets of Mayan ruins in all ...  Read more

El Ceibal

Strategically located above the Pasión River, a once important trade route to the Gulf of Mexico, El Ceibal (also written “Seibal”) is one of the best ...  Read more

Lake Petén Itza

Guatemala’s second largest lake, a sparkling expanse at the heart of the hot, humid Petén Basin, was one of the earliest cradles of Mesoamerican ...  Read more


Uaxatún (wa-sha-TOON) is best known as the most accurate observatory in the Mayan world. The city was founded centuries before Tikal, and may well be the ...  Read more


The third-largest archaeological site in Guatemala is not well known, overshadowed by the fame of neighboring Tikal. Archaeologists are only now sorting out ...  Read more

Puerto Quetzal Cruise Port

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

The Puerto Quetzal Cruise Port is the starting point for cruisers looking to visit one of Guatemala's most popular destinations, the UNESCO World ...  Read more

Cerro de la Cruz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

The Hill of the Cross, or Cerro de la Cruz, is a 30-minute walk that, upon arrival, treats its guests to expansive views of Antigua and the Volcan de Agua. ...  Read more

ChocoMuseo Antigua

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Ancient Mayans were the first to begin using cocoa beans in culinary preparations, and today, Guatemala is one of the countries most associated with chocolate ...  Read more

Lake Atitlan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 63 Reviews

Considered to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlán, located in the Guatemalan Highlands, is the deepest lake in Central America ...  Read more

La Merced Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

This gorgeous Baroque-style church features a soft, buttery yellow exterior complimented by white trim. Originally a male monastery, La Merced was originally ...  Read more

Cathedral of San Francisco (Iglesia de San Francisco)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Originally constructed in the 1500s, Iglesia de San Francisco, today, has mostly been reconstructed, thanks to age and earthquake damage. However, that's not ...  Read more

Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

The Metropolitan Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Guatemala City, is the main church of Guatemala City. Located in the heart of town, the main portion ...  Read more


4.5 star rating: Recommended 29 Reviews

Although Chichicastenango is not located in Guatemala City – it’s a two-plus hour drive – it is well worth a visit. This indigenous town is known for its ...  Read more

Parque Central

4.5 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

Located in the center of Antigua, Parque Central is the major outdoor area in the town. Considered one of the most beautiful in the country, the park is the ...  Read more

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