Guatemala City Travel Guide


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Plan Your Guatemala City Vacation

Central America's largest metropolis has what you'd expect from an urban area of 2.5 million people—the best selection of hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and museums in the country. Yet most tourists come to Guatemala for ancient ruins, colonial towns, flamboyant markets, and spectacular volcanoes and lakes—not to explore a large, mostly modern city with a questionable reputation for security.


Guatemala City Hotels

Guatemala City has the country's widest range of accommodations. Upscale hotels are found in the New City, while more... read more

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Guatemala City Restaurants

Find the best Guatemala City restaurants in every price category with our top picks.


Guatemala City Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Culture: Guatemala City boasts some impressive institutions, including the National Archaeology and Ethnology Museum, the Ixchel... Read more

  • Kaminaljuyú

    Who says you can't find Mayan ruins in the metropolitan area? From 300 BC to AD 900, an early Mayan city of some 50,000 people... Read more

  • Mapa en Relieve

    Mapa en Relieve. If you want to get the lay of the land before you head out to the country, this unusual relief map depicts... Read more


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