15 Reasons To Visit Guatemala

15 Reasons To Visit Guatemala

Known as the “Land of Eternal Spring,” this beautiful country in Central America is not to be missed. Here are 15 reasons to visit Guatemala.

 

Visiting Guatemala

All of my senses were heightened. I was bombarded by the bright colors of the stalls and their merchandise. The smell of smoke from a wood fire. The sound of women loudly selling their wares…

 

Bread! Fruits! Sandals! Chickens!

 

These are the precious memories that I have of going to the market with my grandmother. You see, I’ve been traveling to Guatemala since I was a baby. My family on my father’s side is Guatemalan, so as a kid I would spend my summers there. As I got older, however, I wasn’t able to go as often. I missed those trips to the market. I missed playing with my cousins. I missed spending time with my aunts and uncles.

 

Then a few years ago I was finally able to go back and I fell in love with Guatemala all over again. Although I did spend some time with my family, I also did some exploring, something I had never had the chance to do before. Now, as an adult, I was able to appreciate my heritage and culture so much more.

 

I traveled to different cities, admired amazing architecture, played a marimba (the national instrument of Guatemala), explored the Mayan ruins of Tikal, saw my first ceiba tree (a tree that is sacred to the Mayan people), relaxed on black sand beaches, crossed Lake Atitlán, and watched gorgeous sunsets. Plus, I was there on September 15th, Guatemala’s Independence Day. That meant lots of parades and festivals!

 

15 Reasons To Visit Guatemala

There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be traveling back to Guatemala. But just in case you still need a little extra push to travel to Guatemala, here are 15 of my favorite photos and reasons why you should visit the “Land of Eternal Spring.”

 

Guatemalan Independence Parade

Guatemalan Independence Parade

Antigua Guatemala has beautiful architecture

Antigua has beautiful architecture

Many beautiful churches in Guatemala

Many beautiful churches

The architecture is one of the many reasons to visit Guatemala

More amazing colonial architecture

The Guatemalan flag

The Guatemalan flag

Enjoying walking through plazas and shops in Guatemala

Enjoying walking through plazas and shops

Playing a marimba, the national instrument of Guatemala

Playing a marimba, the national instrument of Guatemala

Mayan ruins of Tikal Guatemala

Mayan ruins of Tikal

A Ceiba tree, a tree that is sacred to the Mayan people

A Ceiba tree, a tree that is sacred to the Mayan people

Amazing nature and landscapes are one of the reasons to visit Guatemala

Amazing nature and landscapes in Guatemala

Black sand beaches in Guatemala

Black sand beaches

Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes in Guatemala

Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes

Crossing Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

Crossing Lake Atitlan

reasons to Visit Guatemala

On the shores of Lake Atitlan

Sunsets in Guatemala

Sunsets in Guatemala

 

Final Thoughts On Visiting Guatemala

I may be a little biased, but I truly think Guatemala is a beautiful country. There is so much natural beauty and you’ll find some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. We hope that this list will inspire you to one day visit Guatemala.

 

Click below to see the items we recommend for your visit to Guatemala

 

Have you visited Guatemala? Would you like to? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂

 

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Known as the “Land of Eternal Spring,” this beautiful country in Central America is not to be missed. Here are 15 Reasons to Visit Guatemala.

 

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