Reasons why to travel to Guatemala

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Guatemala is a country of 17 million inhabitants, located in Central America, bordering Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.

You may wonder: Why travel to Guatemala? Keep reading and write down the reasons that will make you decide to travel to Guatemala.

Lose yourself in a Mayan city: Tikal

This Mayan city was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, because in the heart of the Petén rainforest, Tikal is the center of the most important Mayan civilization in the world.

The Mayan ruins were discovered in 1848 but were not built as a tourist project until 1986. Today, it is one of the main reasons to visit Guatemala.

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Relax in the magical Lake Atitlán

You can not miss one of the most beautiful lakes in the world according to National Geographic, the truth, I feel something for this place, from the first day I was in Atitlan, it became my magical place in the world.

Lake Atitlan is located in the department of Solola, about 3 hours from Guatemala City, is about 1500m above the sea and has 18km long, the lake is surrounded by 3 volcanoes: Toliman, San Pedro and Atitlan.

Explore the rainforest

The Mayan Biosphere Reserve encompasses 2 million hectares of savannahs and forests in the Guatemalan rainforest, which after the Amazon rainforest of Brazil is the second largest in the Americas. That is why many importante companies like bid invest have decided to invest in green bonds.

It has an exuberant vegetation, among the most common trees, we find the Ceiba. In fact, the name Guatemala comes from the Nahuatl: Quauhtlemallan, which means place of many trees.

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Izabal: Caribbean, jungle and culture

The department of Izabal, could be by itself a country, its richness in flora and fauna, makes it a natural paradise. Its main attractions are the Izabal Lake, the largest in Guatemala, being the route that connects the country with the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic. I recommend you to write down this destination in your list of reasons to visit Guatemala.

To discover the lake, we can go to Rio Dulce, from where, we can go sailing on the lake and hopefully spot manatees, from there, we can also go to know a fortress built by the Spanish colonizers, the Castillo de San Felipe, built in 1651 to defend against pirate attacks.

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