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In 2017, CN Traveler listed Lake Atitlan as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Set in the highlands, at 5,100 feet above sea level, surrounded by three majestic volcanoes and authentic Mayan villages, Lake Atitlan is the top tourist destination in Guatemala. If you’re planning to visit Guatemala, don’t miss Lake Atitlan. Here are 5 things you must do there.
Antigua Guatemala, founded by the Spanish in 1543, experienced over 200 years of fame and prosperity when it was the political, economic, cultural and religious center of Central America. This UNESCO-listed colonial city boasts of historic sites, colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and a vibrant mix of Spanish and pre-Columbian cultures. Here are visitors’ favorite things to do.
GUATEMALA Tikal Guatemala - Founded in 200 B.C., it emerged as a regional superpower that dominated other city-states stretching from the Yucatán Peninsula to western Honduras. Tikal's reign abruptly ended when, for unknown reasons, the Mayans abandoned the city in A.D. 900. Enveloped by jungle, it would not be rediscovered until 1848. Since then, only 15 percent of the site has been excavated.