Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences you can experience along the way. If you have the opportunity, discover new horizons, such as during a trip to Guatemala for example, a country rich in culture and discoveries.
Tourism is the main wheel that drives Guatemala's economy. It is a country in Central America that welcomes nearly two million tourists every year. Formerly Spanish colony, the country still keeps a large imprint of the Spanish culture, but also of their original culture, the Mayan culture.
Guatemala is renowned for its architectural treasures first, including the Mayan city of Tikal, symbol of pre-Columbian culture. On the other hand, the country is rocked by the Caribbean Sea, which allows you to enjoy wonderful beaches and seaside activities. In addition, the country is rich in natural attraction such as Lake Atitlan or Semuc Champey. Thus, Guatemala is an ideal destination to spend holidays with family, friends or even as a couple.
The country is the cradle of one of the most important pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, the Mayan culture. Its economic, political, religious and social development is crucial. Tikal is a site of the Mayan ruin in Central America. It is one of the best known and largest sites. This ruin is located deep in the jungle and it will take you at least 3 hours to browse the site.
On the other hand, you can visit and discover the Mayan culture thanks to its people. Guatemala still has a large population of Maya natives. You will discover more than 20 languages, various attractions and local customs.
Other architectural ruins and pre-Columbian culture, you can also relax on the shores of Lake Atitlan. The latter is on the list of the most beautiful lakes in the world, thanks to its unique landscape of volcanoes and villages. Do not forget the many waterfalls of Guatemala, or just enjoy a jungle adventure in Semuc Champey.
Antigua is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This is an opportunity to discover the culture of the country. Old capital of the country, it presents many old catholic churches. Moreover, it is the ideal place to taste the local specialties.
Like many countries with a predominantly Catholic population, Guatemala celebrates many festivals in honor of the Saints. What is unique about Guatemala is the existence of many Catholic-Mayan festivals.
The language in Guatemala is Spanish. So, a trip there will help you practice that language. If you wish to learn it, Guatemala offers language courses at very low prices. On the gastronomic side, enjoy salsa, tortillas, but also unique fruits and enjoy licorises.
In conclusion, traveling is important, and traveling to Guatemala is a unique opportunity to discover natural, historical and cultural sites. It's also a great way to learn language or to swim in a mixed culture that mixes Spanish and Maya culture.