Must-See Hotspots to Include on Your Next Trip to Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Photo by Parker Hilton on Unsplash

If you’re looking to enjoy a vacation filled with sun, sea, and some intriguing history, then the Central American paradise of Guatemala is the place to be. Here are some of the best must-see hotspots that you should include on your itinerary when taking your next trip to Guatemala.

Guatemala City

From its bustling nightlife to delicious restaurants and interesting marketplaces, Guatemala City is a bustling metropolis where there’ll be no shortage of things to do. It is also the perfect place to tap into the history and culture of Guatemala, particularly at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, the home of the largest collection of Maya artefacts in the country.

Antigua Guatemala

One perfect place to immerse yourself in Guatemalan history is the city of Antigua, with its unaltered yet well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture. The capital of the Captaincy General of Guatemala from 1543 until 1773, Anitgua suffered through the infamous Santa Marta earthquake, with much of the town being destroyed. What remains has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Volcán de Pacaya

For nature lovers, there’s no better adventure than a trip to the Volcán de Pacaya, a volcanic chain located around 30 kilometers from Guatemala City. With eruptions recorded as early as the 16th Century, in 1961, the volcano erupted yet again following a prolonged dormancy.