Tidy, prosperous Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa is the town that sugar built. The small city is worth a stop to visit a couple of lesser-known indigenous ruins. Several nearby rivers also put Santa Lucía in the midst of one of the country's best white-water regions. However, you'll have to hook up with a trip in Guatemala City, as none depart from here.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More