Some of the Top Things You Can Do in Guatemala to Make Your Vacation a Great One
There are many beautiful scenery and cultural activities in Guatemala, giving its tourism a steady growth over the past years exemplified in 2017 with over 2 million tourists.
With the many things to do and places to see advertised as family tours Guatemala, it would be good to know what are among the best things to do in the place to make up your to do list and maximize your vacation.
The first thing we suggest is to visit Semuc Champey, a site that is made up of several stepped and turquoise pools which you can swim in and get those pics for posting in your various social media accounts. Be aware though that this is far from the other popular tourist hubs and would take your one way ride at least 8 hours riding in a bus.
We all love marshmallows, and so imagine roasting it on an open fire like on an active volcano, which is among the great things to do in Guatemala on our list. The most popular volcano among the many volcanoes in Guatemala is Pacaya, where to reach the steep of the volcano, you would need to take a long bus ride, a more than an hour of hike to go up, or make it faster by renting horses.
Another thing to do in Guatemala which should be on your list is Tikal, a Mayan ruin which is considered the most famous among the ruins in Guatemala. Tikal is by far the most famous among the several Mayan ruins in Guatemala, and will make you envision the Mayan empire and its glory with the ruins still in great shape. In order to get the most of your experience, learn more about the ruins and the people who once lived in the place, it is advisable that you hire an English speaking guide or sign up for a family tour.
Next on your list to do when in Guatemala is to swim, paddleboard, hike or shop at the local markets in the place of Lake Atitlan, which is actually inside the crater of a huge volcano. What makes this place unique is that it is composed of dozen of villages that surround the lake, each having its own kind of personality, and one considered popular is San Pedro with its bars, hostels, and restaurants where travelers considered as their spot for partying. For those who are more into relaxation and spiritual activities, you will find a village surrounding the lake called San Marcos, where tourists will find many yoga classes and multi-day yoga retreats, plus restaurants that offer vegan food.
Shopping is always on our list when we go on vacation, and in the Lake Atitlan village of San Marcos, you will find the most famous place to shop called Chichicastenango market.