Guatemala is a country in Central America, located to the south of Mexico. It has coastlines on the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The population is around 12 million inhabitants, and the capital is Guatemala City, where a third of the total population resides. The surface area of the country is around 110,000 square kilometres.
The Central American country of Guatemala, which borders Mexico, Belice, Honduras and El Salvador is next is the Isthmus of Panama, and has coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a mountainous country, with large expanses of jungle and idyllic beaches where one can escape from the routine and stress of daily life.
This country is rich is flora and fauna. One of the natural highlights is the Tikal National Park, a jewel in the crown of the Central America region, and one of the most important areas of the continent from a cultural and ecological point of view.
It was the Mayan civilization who first began to significantly develop the region. After that, came the era of Christopher Columbus which heralded the fall of that civilization. In the present day Guatemala lives predominately from tourism. Hundreds of thousands of visitors arrive each year, in search of amazing beaches, wildlife and nature. These tourists can choose from a wide selection of accommodation options, from hotels to hostels, apartments or beach front houses.
The principal cities are Guatemala, Quetzaltenango and Escuintla, and one of the main attractions of the region is the natural treasure which is the great Lake Izabal. Guatemala these days has a healthy tourist industry, thanks in great measure to the political stability of the country.
Guatemala has beaches, it has a fascinating history of Mayan culture, and in the Petén region in particular, it has a rich natural environment. All in all it is an ideal destination for a holiday in Central America.
Beaches, outdoor sports, excursion to see volcanoes, traditional Guatemala cuisine, a great choice of hotels and apartments..just some of the many good reasons to enjoy a holiday in this fascinating country.
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