Guatemala – Top tourist destination in Central America
Guatemala offers a wide array of fascinating destinations that will satisfy even the most difficult to please.
Guatemala’s strongest asset is the perfect combination of history, culture and nature.
Spanish colonial heritage from the 16th and 17th century is preserved in towns such as La Antigua Guatemala. The town was declared a World Heritage Monument by UNESCO.
Located in the northern jungle region of Guatemala, there are an incredible number of Maya sites. Some of these Maya ruins are easily accessible such as Tikal and Yaxha. Visiting other Maya ruins will require a bit more effort and you might need a four wheel drive and or motorboat to reach them.
The Western Highlands still has an authentic Maya population that is attached to their traditions and way of living from generations back.
The entire Pacific Coast is one black sand beach, almost untouched by development.
Guatemala’s strong potential is reflected in the statistics related to the tourism industry. The number of visitors for the first 4 months of 2015 is up by almost 4% compared to the same period in 2014.
This trend will no doubt continue for the remainder of the year and should be even stronger in 2016.