Best destinations to visit in Guatemala in 2021

vista de lago de atitlán

Guatemala is a country full of culture, history, and beautiful destinations. Without a doubt, it is one of the most ideal places to vacation. In fact, businessman Juan Luis Bosch Gutiérrez has mentioned on many occasions that his country has everything you can expect from a Central American destination.

For this reason, here we leave you with the best destinations to visit in Guatemala in 2021.

Tikal

This Mayan site is on par with other more famous ones, such as Palenque in Mexico, to name a few; the advantage is that it is not as crowded. Its enormous constructions are looming in the jungle, trying to vindicate their ancient status.

Countless temples and chambers await the visitor under the protection of howler monkeys and jaguars. Few experiences are as beautiful as contemplating the sunrise or sunset from Temple II of the Great Plaza.

view of Livingston Guatemala

El Remate

Halfway between the city of Flores and Tikal is one of the most beautiful places in the country, El Remate. This is a small town next to Lake Petén, with idyllic piers.

A few meters away is the Cerro Cahui Biotope. In this ancient forest, there are trails for walking, accompanied by the roars of howler monkeys and fantastic views of the lake.

Lake Atitlán

It is considered by many as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. It is a place that deserves to be explored little by little, enjoying every moment and every village on the lake.

Around the lake, there are small villages that still resist globalization. In them, the indigenous population preserves its traditions, its language and enjoys its leisurely pace of life.

You can visit their local markets, full of colorful fruits, huipiles, and colorful local dresses. It is also a place to feel the adrenaline, since in Panajachel you can practice zip-lining, with crazy flights of almost a kilometer and more than 200 meters high.

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Livingston

It is a small fishing village located in the Caribbean of Guatemala. To get there, you must take a boat or motorboat to cross the Dulce River.

Livingston is more distinguished from the rest of the country. Its inhabitants, the Garifuna, are descendants of African slaves and, therefore, of the black race.

It is a quiet town with some paradisiacal corners, such as Playa Blanca, which lives up to its name with fine white sand. Another must-see site is the Cascadas de Los Siete Altares, a river that crosses the jungle with a series of waterfalls.

Livingston Guatemala view

Semuc Champey

They are natural turquoise pools embedded between mountains. In some of them, the water drops to warm temperatures, due to its volcanic origin.

The rocky roads are only accessible by truck or 4×4, an advantage to avoid large numbers of tourists. Until recently, only residents enjoyed its natural pools.

Today, this paradise is shared with the few adventurers who come here.

Best chocolate shops in Guatemala

variedad de chocolates guatemaltecos

If you are looking for places to buy chocolates in Guatemala, you will love the following options. Here you will find handmade chocolates, fillings, chocolates, among others.

These wonderful and exquisite chocolate shops in Guatemala, are some recommendations provided by businessman Juan Luis Bosch Gutiérrez. That you will undoubtedly love.

Danta Chocolatería

This option offers delicious chocolate that is characterized by being handmade and gourmet. This place has fine and delicately processed chocolates. The cocoa they use is national, and they have a wide variety of flavors.

Danta is the first Guatemalan micro-producer of artisan gourmet chocolate. This is one of Juan Luis Bosch Gutierrez’s favorite chocolate shops.

ChocoMuseo Antigua Guatemala

If you are a chocolate lover, you can’t miss the Choco Museo in Antigua Guatemala. In this destination, you will find handmade chocolates and learn about their elaboration process.

chocolates from the chocomuseo

The ChocoMuseo has activities to learn and taste top quality chocolate in Guatemala. The best of all, is what the product is prepared with 100% Guatemalan cocoa.

Chocolatería Zurich

Zurich has been in Guatemala City for more than 40 years. It is a chocolate shop specializing in Swiss chocolate with different flavors that you will undoubtedly love. They have gift boxes that offer a diversity of flavors and textures.

Their filled truffles are the most requested.  Chocolatería Zurich has 5 branches in Guatemala City.

Xocoli-Chocolates

Xocoli is a proudly Guatemalan chocolatería, that mixing its great passion and excellent raw material, presents chocolates full of mysticism, elegance, and great taste.

Here you will have at your fingertips various flavors and designs, all made in the country. You can also customize your gifts with various designs.

Chocolarti Guatemala

In Chocolarti you will find delicious fine chocolates made with high-quality cocoa and texture. Their products are handmade and have a wide variety that you will certainly enjoy. From truffles filled with white chocolate to chocolate mixed with exotic flavors.

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Chocolates Kron

Chocolates Kron is a Guatemalan company that opened its doors in 1992. It is dedicated to importing premium quality chocolates with unique and exotic flavors.

Chocolateria kron

The best thing is that they have chocolates from different regions of the world for you to choose the one you like the most. They have collections, gifts, and healthy chocolates.

Chocolateria Ek Chuah

Ek Chuah is a chocolate shop that you have to visit in Antigua, Guatemala. This option has a wide variety of cocoa-based products. From beauty products to natural cocoa to enjoy at home.