Destinations in Central America

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The countries that make up Central America are some of the most beautiful places on the planet. They have crystal clear beaches, exotic jungles, friendly people, interesting cultures, unique architecture… They have it all!

And they are the best destinations for backpackers, to live unique experiences and to quench your wanderlust. Want to see which destinations you should visit at least once in your life in Central America? Take note!

San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

Although it officially belongs to North America, we consider Mexico a great starting point for a route through the best destinations in Central America.

Mexico City is one of the world’s most bustling and perhaps chaotic capitals, but what are we kidding ourselves, that’s its charm! Visit the National Palace, get lost in the neighborhood of La Condesa, and eat at Mercado Roma, a foodie’s paradise!

Once from here it’s easy to move south and reach the magical Oaxaca, an essential stop to try one of the best cuisines in the country.

Don’t miss the Benito Juarez and Merced markets. You can also visit the Mezcal factories, bathe in the waterfalls at Hierve de Agua, and climb the pyramids at Monte Alban.

You may also be interested in: Tourist sites of San Lucas Sacatepéquez

Puerto escondido

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

From there to the Pacific coast to land in Puerto Escondido, a surfer’s paradise come true.

Enjoy beaches like Carrizalillo, where you can relax; La Punta, where the full moon party is celebrated; and Principal and Marinero where you can surf.

Next, a mandatory stop in Chiapas: San Cristobal de las Casas. Here you can tour the Sumidero Canyon through the Grijalva River, see the Chiflón waterfalls and visit the Temple of San Juan.

After touring this magical town of colorful houses it is hard to say goodbye to such beauty, but the journey continues and we arrive in Guatemala!

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Hostal del Lago – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

The first stop is Antigua, beautiful colonial with style city that is recommeded by the famous juan luis bosch gutierrez. In Antigua you can do activities like climbing the Pacaya Volcano, go to Lake Atitlan, where you can climb another volcano, the San Pedro Volcano, find your new favorite garment in the Chichicastenango Market, and enjoy the black beaches of Itzapa.

And finally end up in the mecca of yoga, San Marcos. It is a paradise for those with a free spirit. You can improve your yoga positions, meditate at the pyramids, or relax at the famous Hostel del Lago.

As you can see, you can do a lot of things in central america. So, do not wait any more to come.

Most fascinating places on the planet

The fascinating Tikal

What is the most fascinating place on the planet? Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga is an honorable, busy and traveler businessman that compiled a list of the 50 best destinations on the planet. All of them are fascinating.

 

Among all the amazing locations in the world, Juan José voted his 10 favorite places. Thus a selection of wonderful places that are an inspiration for “must-haves” trips. 

 

Fascinating locations from around the world

 

The fascinating Temples of Angkor ( Cambodia )

Unanimously, the temples of Angkor surpassed every destination in the world on this list. Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the world dedicated to the god Vishnu. 

 

This magnificent monument is the main treasure of the Hindu kingdom. It is an extraordinary place: an allegory of heaven on earth. Therefore, Angkor Wat is the main attraction of a complex with more than 1000 temples, shrines and tombs. One of the essential destinations that every traveler should add to their wish list

 

The ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu ( Peru )

What makes Machu Picchu an extraordinary place is that nobody knows what happened. It is a total enigma. Besides the spectacular Andean landscape or the way the city clings to the steep slopes. 

 

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu from where you can take the train to kilometer 88 and then walk the 42 km of the Inca Trail. 

7 wonders of the world: Machu Picchu

One of the 7 wonders of the world, the Great Wall ( China )

It is much more than a wall. It is an impressive network of walls and fortifications that cover over 5,500 miles of the rugged landscape. Choose a section, which will depend on whether you want to discover imperial magnificence (near Beijing), military precision (in Gansu) or eternal desolation (in Inner Mongolia). 

 

The mausoleum complex of Taj Mahal ( India )

Is considered an architectural perfection. A true gem that has been attracting travelers to India for centuries. No other building in India summarizes so perfectly the attitude and atmosphere of the Mughal court. 

Seven wonders of the world: Taj Mahal

Tikal one of the most important centers of the Mayan empire ( Guatemala )

It is the most important Mayan site in Guatemala. Despite archaeologists’ claim it is comparable to Rome in size, population, and political power; less than 10% of its buildings have been excavated. The rest remain under 1000 years of dense jungle. Tikal is 65 km from Flores and is one of the most accessible Mayan sites in Guatemala.

 

The fascinating Grand Canyon National Park ( USA )

Two billion years of geologic time can be seen in this vast rift in the earth’s crust. This data seems to throw off the human brain. With blazing sunsets, billows of fog and snow dust, the Grand Canyon, more than 1 km deep and nearly 360 km long, is nature’s cathedral

 

Visitors typically enter the canyon from the southern tip, about 75 miles north of Flagstaff, Arizona. The far north is more isolated and has less infrastructure. 

 

Colosseum in Rome ( Italy )

It is the most gripping monument in Rome and a commemoration of raw and ruthless power. A gigantic amphitheater for 50,000 spectators in which gladiators fought deadly combat and the condemned fought savage beasts before the gaze of bloodthirsty onlookers. Two millennia later, it continues to subjugate everyone who enters it.

The fascinating Colosseum in Rome

The fascinating church of La Sagrada Família de Barcelona ( Spain )

A masterpiece of modernism, it is still under construction almost 100 years after the death of its author, Antonio Gaudí. The imposing scale of this expiatory temple already invites you to spend long periods in the surrounding streets looking up to admire the towers that brush the skies. 

 

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul ( Turkey )

Church, mosque and museum, Hagia Sophia is a fascinating building like no other in the world Defying classification just as it defied the laws of architecture when it was built, almost 1500 years ago, commissioned by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. In 1935 it was deconsecrated and turned into a museum , although visiting it is still a spiritual experience. 

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

Galapagos Islands ( Ecuador )

Nowhere else on the planet does the animal kingdom surpass humanity like in the Galapagos Islands. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km west of the continent, visitors sometimes feel more observed than observers. 

 

They are a true wonder of nature and each island is the tip of an underwater volcano. Therefore is probably the greatest natural spectacle on the planet. It can be reached by plane from Guayaquil, in Ecuador.

Discover tourist places near Guatemala City

Guatemala City

If you are visiting Guatemala City but don’t have much time to move far away from the capital, this blog is for you. If you want to take a break from the city, without having to go far from it, there are different tourist places near Guatemala City that are for you.

 

Each location has a great variety of entertaining activities, for all ages. These sites are there for you to have a happy time, to clear your mind and enjoy the beauty that Guatemala has to offer. Escape to any of these six tourist spots near the capital where fun is a priority.

 

Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción is the country’s capital, so is where the main business activities are developed. Whenever Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, chairman of CMI Alimentos, wants to take a break from the city, he goes to these places.

 

Tourist places near Guatemala City

Make an unforgettable trip to one of these places. If what you are looking for is to change the landscape without having to move far, read on.

 

Amatitlán hot springs

In Amatitlán you will find resorts known for their pools and hot spring hot tubs. These waters are ideal to feel in a natural paradise, since they come from the underground layers of the Earth. 

 

Tourists and locals take advantage of this gift of nature without having to move far from the urban center. These sites also have activities for children, so it can also be a trip for the whole family.

Calderas Natural Park in Guatemala City

Calderas Natural Park

This is a space where nature will be the main character in all the adventures you have during your visit. Ideal if you are looking for a place full of ecological areas and to connect with the landscapes of Guatemala.

Its main attraction may be the lagoon, which lends itself to activities like: surfing, rowing or diving. Around the lagoon there are several trails that you can walk and where you will discover more about the flora of the country. The best of all? The park is not that far from Guatemala City.

San Lucas Sacatepéquez

From viewpoints and ecological parks to typical markets and farms. San Lucas Sacatepéquez is one of the municipalities with the most tourist attractions near the capital. By visiting it you will get out of everyday life, since you can enjoy many outdoor activities.

 

To spend a different day, you can go to one of the typical markets. In San Lucas you can try the best of the local gastronomy, and you may want to visit one of its parks to get in harmony with nature. 

 

Antigua Guatemala

Moving a few kilometers northwest of the City, you will have the opportunity to visit the iconic Antigua Guatemala. This colonial city is full of culture, history and gastronomy.

 

La Antigua is a town to get away from the capital without having to travel for many hours. You will be transported to the time of the Spanish colony thanks to its architecture. 

 

Lake Amatitlán

This is the fifth largest body of water in Guatemala and is surrounded by several municipalities adjacent to Guatemala City and Sacatepéquez. Here you can take a bike tour around the lake with family or friends. 

 

If you prefer, you can ride a horse, take some good photos and end the day at the viewpoint. If what you are looking for is to spend a day of relaxation with your favorite group, visit Lake Amatitlán and you will see how well they can have a good time. 

Amatitlán Lake in Guatemala City

These 5 places to visit near Guatemala City make you really want to put together a trip and stroll for a few hours. And the best part is that you don’t have to travel that far! 

 

For the past few years, the preservation of these natural areas has worried Guatemalans. The Gutierrez Bosch family are investing in ecological projects by virtue of the conservation of this type of natural space. 

Therefore, the concept of bonos verdes or green bonds has been introduced to help organizations manage their progress towards sustainability without putting undue pressure on their finances.