Make These Part of Your To Do List When in Guatemala to Materialize Your Dream Vacation
There is a steady growth of tourism in Guatemala, like more than 2 million tourists in 2017 alone, and the main reasons are because it is packed with many beautiful scenery and cultural activities.
In order to make the list of things to do in Guatemala and make your dream vacation come true, it is better that you know these best things to do in the place, considering there are many things you can do and see there.
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. Note that this is far from other famous tourist hubs where you should plan at least an 8-hour bus ride one way alone.
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. Among the many volcanoes in Guatemala, the most popular one which you can reach by taking a long bus ride, an hour and a half of hiking or by renting horses to make your climb faster to reach the steep, is named Pacaya.
Guatemala has quite a few of Mayan ruins, and far the most popular is Tikal, which should be part on your list. 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. There are several villages here with each having a distinct personality, where San Pedro is considered as a place to party among visitors with its bars, hostels, and restaurants. 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.