Guatemala

 

       

 

The name "Goathemala" was given by the Spanish conquistadores, and derives from indigenous words meaning "Land of many trees". From the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD, the lowlands of Petén and Izabal regions were inhabited by several indigenous states of Mayan ethnicity.

The Spanish failed to conquer the Alta Verapaz area by force, but  its influence entered through the Church. A few missionaries, most notably Fr. Bartolomé de las Casas defended the native population from the cruelty of the Spanish army.

The mysterious  world of the Maya is alive today in Guatemala in its amazing temples and enchanting ruins that dot the landscape of this lush tropical country.  

 

Tikal was once the center of the Mayan world, and is now one of the most important and spellbinding ruins in the region.

Guatemala is mountainous, except for the south coastal area and the north vast lowlands of Petén department. Its climate is hot tropical – more temperate in the highlands, and drier in the easternmost departments.

All major cities are in the southern half of the country. Major cities are the capital Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango and Escuintla. The largest lake, Lago de Izabal is close to the Caribbean coast.

The appeal of Guatemala lies in its stunning natural beauty. You can explore deserted beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, virgin jungles, active volcanoes, lush rainforests, and last but not least Lake Atitlan, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, with three spectacular volcanoes as a natural backdrop.

 
Hotels & Resorts
 

ANTIGUA

Porta Hotel Antigua

Casa Santa Domingo Hotel

GUATEMALA CITY

Guatemala City Marriott

Westin Camino Real

Hotel Biltmore Express

CHICHICASTENANGO

Santo Tomas Hotel

LAKE ATITLAN

Hotel  Atitlan

Porta Hotel Del Lago

QUETZALTENANGO

Bonifaz Hotel

PUERTO BARRIOS

Amatique Bay Resort & Marina

RIO DULCE

Banana Palms Resort & Marina

TIKAL

Camino Real Tikal

 

 

       

 

Porta Hotel Antigua

For over 50 years they have been your host in Antigua Guatemala. The commitment from the very beginning has been to provide the finest hospitality service to everyone who visits this charming city. The facilities include all the services that today's traveler expects, in a quiet and safe area surrounded by living history, tradition and romance.

 

   

 

Casa Santo Domingo Hotel           

The Hotel Casa Santo Domingo has successfully integrated all the comforts and amenities of the time with an important Colonial monastery in Antigua. Four centuries of history and five stars of quality make Hotel Casa Santo Domingo a truly outstanding hotel to spend time at.

   
 

Guatemala City Marriott

The hotel sits in an exclusive zone near Reforma Avenida, the city's main thoroughfare, which is patterned after Paris' Champs Elysées. The hotel is also close to botanical gardens, the Plaza Mayor de la Constitucion's textile vendors, food stalls and musicians, and the Zona Viva's art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops and nightlife.   

                          

   

 

Westin Camino Real  

The hotel has been newly redecorated with marvelous pieces of art and wonderful classic European architectural details, which along with our meticulous and friendly service makes our facility the best international hotel in Guatemala. The hotel has its Shopping Arcade where you'll be able to find from books to jewelry, jade and original paintings to travel related services, the perfect gift idea or keepsake from your successful trip to Guatemala.
 

       

   

 

Hotel Biltmore Express

The hotel is among Guatemala's finest budget hotels. It has just been renovated and is located in the heart of Guatemala City's "Zona Viva", the place for business, shopping and entertainment.
 

   

 

Santo Tomas Hotel

The Hotel Santo Tomas is an idyllic Hotel in the famous “Quiche Village” of Chichicastenango. It is located just a few minutes stroll from the Indian Market and the Church of Santo Tomas. The Hotel Santo Tomas is an attractive place that features a collection of Spanish colonial art, beautiful flowers and exotic birds.
 

   

 

Hotel  Atitlan

Atitlan Hotel is considered one of greatest in Guatemala, where the view alone from its shores is worth the stay. It is a full service hotel with attentive staff, extraordinary cuisine and without doubt the most dramatic and appealing natural surroundings in the world.

   

 

Porta Hotel Del Lago

Located on the shores of lake Atitlán, 147 Km. from Guatemala City. It is surrounded by volcanoes and colorful native towns that can be visited by a picturesque trip by the lake. The absolute tranquility of the valleys give the impression of a vast garden like no other.

   

 

Bonifaz Hotel

This magnificent colonial family-owned Hotel was originally started by Mr. Bonifáz senior on March 7, 1935 and today is one of the best hotels in town with a capacity of 75 rooms. Pension Bonifáz is conveniently located across from the main central park in Quetzaltenango, which is the center for most commercial and entertainment activities in the city.

   

 

Amatique Bay Resort & Marina

Located on the beautiful east coast of Guatemala. The white sand beach of the Amatique Bay Resort & Marina is just a short boat ride from the southern Keys of Belize. A full service marina is equipped to handle vessels of up to 160 feet.

 

   

 

Banana Palms Resort & Marina

The resort is surrounded by an abundant flora and fauna, that make this region of Guatemala an ideal place to enjoy recreational vacations. The installations of the marina are also the center for several different types of water sports. Among these are sailing, water skiing, wave runner, kayaking, etc.
 

   

 

Camino Real Tikal

In the lush Peten jungle, the Camino Real Tikal provides travelers a unique opportunity to explore one of the world's most spectacular archaeological sites and relax in an unspoiled natural paradise.

   
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