The Atlantic Lowlands Travel Guide

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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.

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The Atlantic Lowlands Hotels

The Atlantic lowlands mix medium-size resort complexes—they may bill themselves as having a beach, but you'll more likely... read more

Restaurants

The Atlantic Lowlands Restaurants

A warm climate means restaurants here are bright, airy alfresco or semi-open places. The outdoor seating is a refreshing... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Atlantic Lowlands

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Atlantic Lowlands Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    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

  • Dance the Punta

    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

  • The Garífuna

    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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