HEART OF THE MAYAN WORLD
Guatemala may be a small country but it truly has a world to offer: Due to its natural diversity, it is unique as a travel destination and its cultural treasures are unmatched in the world. Myriads of archeological mysteries of the Mayan civilization are waiting to be discovered, as well as monuments from times of colonial splendor that are unrivalled in artistic quality.
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON THE PLANET
Guatemala is located at the center of the Americas; it is the Heart of the Mayan World and is known to be the land of ever spring due to its consistently mild climate all year round. It’s advantageous climate is also the reason why it has joined the exclusive club of those 19 “Mega diversity Countries” that are home to over 70% of all known species on earth. The distances are short in Guatemala, which makes it very easy to visit different regions of the country even on a tight time schedule. Guatemala is rich in natural and cultural treasures and its visitors will find vivid, magical, mystical and colorful traditions throughout the country.
The country’s traceable history dates back 4,000 years. It is from that time that we have the first known relics of the high culture of the Mayan civilization. Today, Guatemala excels at combining past and present. The most striking first impression for every visitor is the heartfelt warmth and hospitality of the Guatemalan people. After the warm welcome, nobody can escape the amazement over the majestic volcanoes, lakes, rivers and forests with their breathtaking flora and fauna. The magic of the Mayan World seems to be unbroken in more than 3,000 ancient sites, most of all the archeological jewels and Tikal (UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage Site), Yaxhá, Aguateca, El Mirador, Quiriguá (UNESCO World Cultural & Natural Heritage Site), and Q’uma’rkaj.
Guatemala’s wealth and diversity make it easy for any traveler to enjoy the stay - regardless if for leisure or business. The country is divided into seven tourist regions: Guatemala, Altiplano, Petén, Izabal, Verapaces, Pacífico and Oriente.