The Atlantic Lowlands Travel Guide
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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 spend time in the hotel pool—and...read more
A warm climate means restaurants here are bright, airy alfresco or semi-open places. The outdoor seating is a refreshing change from the chill if you've...read more
Things To Do in The Atlantic Lowlands
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Cruise through a canyon: A boat trip up or down the canyoned Río Dulce is Guatemala's signature eco-excursion.... 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 three... Read more
Guatemala's Atlantic coast presents a different ethnic makeup than the rest of the country. It has a substantial percentage of mixed indigenous... Read more
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A summer Guatemala visit was out for me this year due to happy, busy plans to reconnect with host families in Scotland (mine) and The Netherlands (son Isaac's) and a focus week in Cambridge fo Read more