A country with natural,
historical and cultural appeal, it's the
birthplace and heartland of the Maya.
The temples of
surrounded by jungle, is the most impressive
of all the Maya sites.
The Rio Dulce
a fresh water river, surrounded by jungle is
a popular hurricane hole for cruisers.
The area called "the Rio Dulce" begins at the
Caribbean town of Livingston. Going upriver, one passes through a
spectacular steep walled canyon lined with jungle vegetation and
wildlife. The river then widens into a small lake, El Golfete, the
shores of which are lined with beautiful locations, Mayan
settlements and a manatee reserve. The river then narrows and passes
the towns of Fronteras and El Relleno where there is an abundance of
hotels, restaurants, marinas, services for boaters, communications
and transportation. A little further and the river widens into 590
square kilometer Lake Izabal, the largest lake in Guatemala.
former capital, with an incredible legacy of
colonial architecture, is a UNESCO world
heritage site and one of the most beautiful
cities in Guatemala. Its setting, beneath
three dramatic volcanoes, Agua (3766 m),
Fuego (3763 m), and Acatenango (3976 m), is
majestic. Fuego erupted on the 8th of August
2007, providing a spectacular light shows at
night. Unbelievable at the right time to be
at the right place to see this sensation.
this highland town has twice weekly an
impressive colourful indigenous market for
food, textile and souvenirs.
awesome crater lake of
Lago de Atitlan encircled by three
volcanoes is one of the world's most
in Finca el Paraiso.
The hot spring waterfall cascades into
pools cooled by a separate chilly flow of
fresh river water, creating a sublime,
steamy spa-like environment.
Castillo de San Felipe
looks like a miniature castle and marks the
entrance to Lago de Izabal. It is a tribute
to the audacity of British pirates, who used
to sail up the Rio Dulce to raid supplies
and harass mule trains. The Spanish were so
infuriated by this that they built the
fortress to seal off the entrance to the