The Atlantic Lowlands Travel Guide
Plan Your The Atlantic Lowlands Vacation
Guatemala's short Caribbean shoreline doesn't generate the same buzz as those of neighboring Belize and Mexico. The coast—Guatemalans all call it the Atlántico, even though it's the Caribbean you're seeing—stretches a scant 123 km (74 mi). But whatever you call it, there's plenty to keep you occupied in the lowlands on this side of the country.
The Atlantic lowlands mix medium-size resort complexes—they may bill themselves as having a beach, but you'll more likely... read more
A warm climate means restaurants here are bright, airy alfresco or semi-open places. The outdoor seating is a refreshing... read more
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Cruise through a canyon: A boat trip up or down the canyoned Río Dulce is Guatemala's signature eco-excursion. Groove to the... Read more
You won't quite be able to put your finger on what it is: It's not reggae. It's not salsa. It's not hip-hop. But the punta resembles all... Read more
Guatemala's Atlantic coast presents a different ethnic makeup than the rest of the country. It has a substantial percentage of mixed... Read more
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