Have a Dream Vacation in Guatemala by Doing These Activities
Guatemala is packed with many beautiful scenery and cultural activities leading to a steady growth in tourism like more than 2 million tourists visiting in the year 2017 alone.
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 informed that this place is far from the other famous tourist hubs requiring you to take an 8-hour bus ride one way alone.
Roasting marshmallows is something we all love, and what can be more exciting than doing this activity on an open fire like an on an active volcano, which you should put on your list when in Guatemala. Among the many volcanoes in Guatemala, Pacaya is the most famous, and it would take you a long bus ride, an hour and a half of hiking to reach the steep of this volcano, with an option to rent horses to make your pace faster.
The next thing we can mention for your to do list in Guatemala is to see the ruins of Tikal, which among the Mayan ruins, is by far the most famous one. This Mayan ruin is among the largest ruins of the Mayan empire, plus it is still in great form. An English speaking guide would be best to accompany you around to get the most of your experience, or sign up for family tours Guatemala to enjoy several tours.
The beauty of Lake Atitlan is undeniable, and deserving to be on your to do list when in Guatemala, and here you can hike and shop at its local market, plus swim, and paddleboard. 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. Another village surrounding the lake is San Marcos which is more relaxed and spiritual in its personality where you can find plenty of yoga classes and multi-day yoga retreats, and restaurants offering vegetarian foods.
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.