By Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
Lonely Planet: The world's prime commute advisor publisher
Lonely Planet Guatemala is your passport to the entire such a lot suitable and updated recommendation on what to work out, what to bypass, and what hidden discoveries wait for you. discover the road markets of Chichicastenango, climb the radiant Maya ruins of Tikal or dip your feet within the airy Lago de Atitlan; all along with your depended on commute better half. Get to the guts of Guatemala and start your trip now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Guatemala trip Guide:
- Color maps and photographs all through
- Highlights and itineraries convey you the easiest technique to tailor your journey in your personal own wishes and pursuits
- Insider tips prevent money and time, and assist you get round like a neighborhood, averting crowds and hassle spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - together with hours of operation, telephone numbers, web pages, transit assistance, and costs
- Honest experiences for all budgets - together with consuming, slumbering, sight-seeing, going out, purchasing, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks pass over
- Cultural insights offer you a richer and extra lucrative commute event - together with heritage, artwork, literature, Maya background, politics, landscapes, flora and fauna, and etiquette
- Over 46 maps
- Useful features - together with Maya Ruins making plans function, Off the overwhelmed tune Itinerary and Illustrated Map of Tikal
- Coverage of Antigua, Chichicastenango and different highland cities, Lago de Atitlan, Grutas de Lanquin, Semuc Champey, Tikal and different Maya ruins of El Peten, Pacific shorelines, Guatemala urban and extra
The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Guatemala, our so much accomplished advisor to Guatemala, is ideal for these making plans to either discover the pinnacle points of interest and take the line much less traveled.
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Authors: Written and researched by means of Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen and Daniel C Schechter.
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Click here Regions at a Glance The Highlands Fancy Dress From the pom-pommed headdresses of women in Chajul to the flamboyant red-and-white striped trousers of men in Todos Santos Cuchumatán, traditional Maya clothing is a dazzling display of identity throughout the highlands. Peaking Out With a chain of 33 volcanoes, four of them active, climbers, geology buffs and landscape painters find plenty to inspire them here. An early morning hike up the Santa María volcano leads to a mesmerizing view of the periodically erupting Santiaguito.
Click here) Guatemala City While most of the city is fabulously ugly, there are some real gems here, centered around the Centro Historico. (Click here) Cobán This cute hilltop town has a couple of real lookers, some of which have been converted into charming hotels. (Click here) Arco de Santa Catalina (Click here), Antigua ALVARO LEIVA/GETTY IMAGES © Volcanoes Tajumulco Central America’s highest point is a relatively easy climb, particularly if you take two days and camp overnight. (Click here) Pacaya An easy day trip from Antigua, this smoking, lava-dribbling peak is an all-time favorite for hikers.
Entering a Room In public places such as a restaurant or waiting room, make a general greeting to everyone – buenos días or buenas tardes will do. � Dress General standards of modesty in dress have relaxed somewhat. Coastal dwellers tend to show a lot more skin than highland types, but not all locals appreciate this type of attire. If You Like... Colonial Architecture Antigua Guatemala’s colonial showpony is a riot of gorgeous cobblestoned streetscapes, crumbling ruins and noble churches. (Click here) Quetzaltenango The country’s second city has some great old buildings, especially around the Parque Central.