Guatemala is the capital city present in Central America and it is known for three things, its Mayan history, nearby volcanoes and high-altitude location. The main attraction of the city is central Plaza Mayor; here the Metropolitan Cathedral has many colonial paintings as well as religious carvings. The National Palace of Culture (NPC) has now become a balcony overlooking the square. The southern part of the city, trail gives the view of the active Pacaya Volcano. When you plan your vacation in Guatemala, do not skip these spots from your “to do list”.
Key attractions of Guatemala
- Great Guatemalan Sinkhole
The city has a 30-story-deep hole in the middle because of the sinkholes. In The Year 2010 On Sunday, May 30, a big hole, with width 60 feet and around 30 stories opened up in the middle of the City. The sinkhole swallowed a three-story building, a home. You check this hole and experience the power of nature.
- Semuc Champey
This is hidden deep in the jungle of Guatemala. It is a turquoise paradise and has natural pools, waterfalls and caves. Though, it is tucked away in the forested mountains of Alta Verapaz, and you need to face lots of difficulty reaching there, but it world’s hidden natural gems that have every worth watching.
- Las Fuentes Georginas
This is a beautiful volcanic hot springs present near Quetzaltenango. Though, it got almost destroyed by recent hurricanes, but has been restored by authorities there. It is a wonderful spring where you can take a bath. This place is also covered by forest.
- Lago De Atitlán
The deepest lake of Central America is a volcanic caldera, which is surrounded by three volcanoes. It is recognized as the deepest lake of Central America, but if talk about Atitlán, and then it is deeper and has not been properly sounded yet. This lake was the result of 84000 years ago a massive volcanic explosion, known as the Los Chocoyos eruption.
The lake is surrounded by three volcanoes, Volcán San Pedro, Volcán Tolimán and Volcan Atitlán. And the fourth volcano, Fuego is often being seen smoking on the horizon.
In addition to these attractions the city has many more things to see and experience. If you are here somewhere around November, then you can enjoy and take part in the all saints day kite festival, which is very popular.