Smile. You’ve LANDED in Guatemala.

Guatemala, the land of eternal spring, is rich in stunning volcanic landscapes, ancient Maya ruins, and vibrant indigenous cultures. Its colorful markets, colonial architecture, and pristine lakes are some of the finest in Central America, and they offer a feast for the senses and a bounty of exploration for adventurous souls.







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Where to go in Guatemala


Nestled between three colossal volcanoes, the colonial city of Antigua's cobblestone streets and restored ruins whisper tales of its Spanish colonial past. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a tapestry of vibrant colors, open-air markets, and baroque architecture.

Lake Atitlan

This beautiful lake, surrounded by volcanoes and indigenous Mayan villages, is a must-visit destination in Guatemala. Take a boat ride to explore the different towns along the shores or hike up one of the nearby volcanoes for breathtaking views.


Rising from the dense jungle of the Petén, Tikal is a testament to the ingenuity of the ancient Maya civilization, with towering temples that pierce the sky and invite awe-inspiring views of the surrounding rainforest. UNESCO describes the city as “a masterpiece of human genius,” and you’ll agree after walking through it.

Adventures You Can’t Miss

Hike Up An Active Volcano

Embark on a thrilling journey to the peak of an active volcano, where you can witness lava flows and marvel at breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Just a short trip from Antigua, the Fuego volcano is an awe-inspiring piece of nature you’ll want to see up close.

Go Kayaking On The Rio Dulce

Paddle through the lush rainforest and pristine waters of the Rio Dulce, a tranquil river flanked by tropical wildlife and ancient Maya ruins. With its silken waters, it’s a relaxing way to get out into nature and fully enjoy the scenery.

Experience First Light In The Ancient Maya City

Experience the magic of sunrise at one of the largest and most renowned Maya archaeological sites, surrounded by towering pyramids and abundant wildlife. Then, explore ancient temples, tombs, and other sites in one of the most impressive Maya cities in Central America.

Visit The Chichicastenango Indigenous Market

Immerse yourself in traditional Mayan culture at this bustling market, bursting with vibrant colors and indigenous textiles. Perched on a high mountain ridge encircled by a pine forest, the Quiche Maya town of Chichicastenango hosts the most famous indigenous market in Central America, with a central plaza overflowing with fresh flowers, traditional foods, and practical housewares.

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Best accommodations in Guatemala

Whether you’re looking for the bustling markets of the city or a beautiful jungle getaway in Guatemala, luxury and hospitality are right there to welcome you. Find the perfect luxury hotel to match your travels, no matter if you’re looking for a private villa or a boutique, historic hotel.

Albums & Stories

Want a deeper look into the vibrancy and beauty of Guatemala? Take a look at our collection of family photos, or learn more about Guatemala with our articles and podcasts covering the history, geography, culture, and more to help prepare for your trip!

Antigua Family Travel Album

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Tikal Family Travel Album

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Coppola Hideaways in Belize & Guatemala

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When is the best time to go to Guatemala?

Guatemala’s weather is eternally comfortable: neither too hot nor too cold. As most of Central America, its seasons tend to be divided into the dry season and the wet season, although the temperature, which averages 72°F across the country, varies more according to altitude than by season.

November through April are Guatemala’s dry season and sunniest months, ergo the best time to visit. During the Christmas season and Holy Week, traditional festivals overflow with color and pageantry. The rainy season extends from May to September. Regional temperatures vary with altitude and coastal proximity.

What language is spoken in Guatemala?

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish. However, 21 Mayan languages, one indigenous language, and one Arawakan language are also spoken throughout the country.

What is there to do in Guatemala?

Guatemala is home to volcanoes, rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites. The country is also a biological hotspot, sustaining nineteen distinct eco-regions. Visitors can access volcano summits, observe jaguars, tapirs, quetzals, and sea turtles, and explore ancient cultures and bustling markets. Other options include chocolate workshops, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding, among others.

When is hurricane season in Guatemala?

The hurricane season usually lasts from early June to late November.

Is it safe to travel to Guatemala?

The areas you’ll be visiting in Guatemala are generally quite safe; however, common sense precautions are still important. As a general rule, you should not be out in the streets alone after dark. Stay in well-lit areas. Keep money out of sight and in a money belt. Keep your travel documents in the hotel safe or concealed in your money pouch.

Travel anywhere, and you’ll want to exercise increased caution. All travel carries inherent risks. It pays to have a professional guide and heed his advice.

How to combine Guatemala?

La Aurora International Airport, located just four miles south of central Guatemala City, offers regional connections to Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru. From the USA, direct flights arrive from Chicago (4.5 hours), Los Angeles (4.5 hours), Houston (3 hours) and Miami (2.5 hours).

Helicopter charters within Guatemala start at US$4,000 per transfer, depending on distance, number of passengers, and requested date.