Videos of Guatemala
Guatemala modern and colonial
Guatemala City is the capital of the Republic and the main entrance to the country by air. Its population is more than three million inhabitants. The average temperature is of 20 ºC (68ºF) although from November to February usually descends, its altitude is of 1,490 MSNM. It is a metropolis that has a great variety of restaurants, shopping malls, plazas, universities, hotels, museums, art galleries and shops.
La Antigua Guatemala
The picturesque and charming city of La Antigua Guatemala, head of the department of Sacatepéquez that was built in 1543, is located 45 km from the capital city and 1,530 km from MSNM. It is located in a valley surrounded by three volcanoes and mountains with coffee plantations. For its history and beauty it was declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO in 1979. It is the second most visited destination in Guatemala.
Altiplano, live Maya culture
The Altiplano de Guatemala is one of the most picturesque and diverse regions of the country, with a dense geography of mountains, volcanoes and lakes, small towns and important cities inhabited mostly by different Mayan groups, which together make the visitor discover the Mayan Culture Live in its unique and captivating expression. It emphasizes the diversity and the color of regional costumes with ancestral designs.
In each corner you can live the traditions and cultural aspects of this region that includes the departments of: Chimaltenango, Totonicapán, Sololá, Quiché, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango and San Marcos.
Petén, adventure in the Mayan world
The Peten itself constitutes a region, since it is the largest department in territorial extension with 35,854 km2. It is located to the north of Guatemala, most of its territory is tropical forest and its green and exotic landscape contains one of the most important archaeological treasures of Mesoamerica.
Izabal, a green caribbean
The Department of Izabal is located in the North Eastern region of Guatemala, presents a special biodiversity due to its natural characteristics, which focus on its fresh water lake Lake Izabal, Guatemala’s largest (50 km long About 25 km wide), its departmental head is Puerto Barrios. With a warm tropical climate, its topography is quite varied, its virgin mountains of incalculable riches, as well as the majesty of its forests and rich subsoil.
Verapaces, a natural paradise
The Verapaces are to the north of Guatemala, conformed by the departments of Alta and Baja Verapaz. It covers an area of 11,810 km2 and with a variety of climates and forests with an extensive biodiversity, flowing rivers and crystalline, spectacular caves, green mountains, is in the eyes of the visitor, a “Natural Paradise”.
Exotic and diverse Pacific
The coastal plain of the Pacific coast extends for 300 km, going up 50 km to the slopes of the volcanic mountain range. Its beaches are black sand because of the volcanic activity that occurred in the country thousands of years ago, they possess the ideal characteristics for the practice of surfing, sport fishing or simply to enjoy a pleasant stay with friends and family.
The Pacific of Guatemala offers exotic flora, natural reserves and mangroves, tourist and recreational centers, important archaeological sites that are vestiges of the occupation of diverse groups among them Mayas and Olmecas. Its famous beaches are in the coasts of the departments that integrate this region:
Escuintla, Retalhuleu, Suchitepéquez and Santa Rosa.
East, mystical and natural
The eastern part of Guatemala, known as a warm region, cattle land and jeans, landscapes of arid plains contrasting with the fertile fields on the banks of the Motagua River, river spas and lagoons that cool the climate, is an area with much to offer the An avid visitor of nature and mysticism.
Conformed by the departments of Zacapa, Chiquimula, Jalapa, Progreso and Jutiapa; In summer the temperatures of these lands can reach up to 40 ° C (104 ° F), but with the floodwaters in times of rain, the spas are transformed into refreshing oases. Its people are known for their inventiveness and warmth, and the jubilation of patron saint festivities, cockfights and jaripeos is mixed with the fervor of the faithful who visit the Basilica of Esquipulas. This is how in this land of contrasts, landscapes are mixed with brushstrokes of natural green, with the faith and mysticism of its people.